We have the use of three free-flow areas in the nursery.
Bumble bees - children aged 3mths - 2 - ground floor
Caterpillars - children aged 18mnths - 3 - lower ground floor
Butterflies - children aged 3 - 5 - first floor
Each area has its own supply of toys, games, books and equipment suited to that age group. The learning environment is planned for daily by the practitioners taking into account the children’s interests & enjoyment.
The minimum staff ratio’s for each room are
Bumble bees - 1 - 3
Caterpillars - 1 - 4
Butterflies - 1 - 8
We usually run the nursery over ratio
We also employ 2 lunch cover assistants to cover busy times and lunch breaks.
The manager on site is supernumery
Children will have use of the garden at least twice a day. They will be taken out in their classes. They will be led out down the stairs, ensuring that each child holds on to the handrail. A First Aid box for use in the garden, is located on the lower ground floor. The garden is equipped with slides, climbing frames and bikes suitable to the children’s age group. We have a planting area and the children grow fruit & vegetables. We also have a large sheltered area. The learning environment in the outdoor environment is planned for daily by the practitioners taking into account the children’s interests & enjoyment.
The garden is used wherever possible in all weathers and is fitted with Astroturf.
The garden is also equipped with toys & resources to support the Early Years Foundation Stage.
The children do go out for walks of the local area. We have double buggies for the younger children to use.
Please refer to our outdoor paly & learning policy