Use of Rooms in the Nursery

Class Rooms.

We have the use of three classrooms in the nursery.

Bumble bees - children aged 1 - 2 years

Caterpillars - children aged 2-3 years

Butterflies - children aged 3 - 8 years

This is the available space within the nursery. We have 20 children over the age of 2 and 6 children under the age of 2.

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 a lunch cover assistant to cover busy times and lunch breaks.

The manager on site is supernumery

Garden Area.

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 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..

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 play & learning policy