Our purpose built open plan Baby Room provides a calm and secure environment that babies need. Babies have a keyworker and follow their own feeding and sleeping routines in a cosy sleep room. Your child’s keyworker will carry out regular observations which will cover all areas of learning, recording special milestones and giving you something to keep and look back on at your child’s time at nursery with us.
We have a wide selection of toys which have been specially chosen to promote your babies development, as well as being fun. Staff will help babies develop new skills by encouraging them in their first attempts at crawling, walking and of course talking. When you feel your baby is ready for Nursery Food, staff will offer suitably prepared meals in accordance with your wishes, in line with our policy of working in partnership with parents at all times.
Babies are taken for regular outings in our quad prams whenever weather permits, and staff also take the older children to the outside play area where they can 'watch and learn' from the older children. Older siblings are encouraged to visit the baby room throughout the day, and we find this particularly helps during the 'settling in' period. Parents are encouraged to bring their baby for short visits before starting nursery; since both babies and parents have varying needs when starting nursery for the first time, the manager will advise on these as the visits progress.
When your baby is about 18 months old he/she will move to this room depending of their development needs. Whilst maintaining a caring environment, every activity is a learning opportunity. Here toddlers have access to a range of toys designed to stimulate their imagination and offer plenty of scope to practice the new skills they are developing. They will always have access to construction toys and other equipment which helps develop fine motor skills, together with sand and water play, role play, messy play, mathematics and plenty of books, jigsaws and craft materials. Children will take their naps in the designated sleep room in line with their routine at home. Your child's nominated keyworker will work closely with you to ensure your child's sleep/routines mirror yours at home. They will also monitor your child's progress and development and record their findings in their own individual development book.
Toddlers like to move around a lot, so garden play is very important, and children are taken outside as much as possible, where they can ride bikes and run about. They will also enjoy regular outings to the local park and beach.
In the pre-school room we have children from the ages of 2 ½ years through to 4 years old. Education today encourages 'learning through play' and we endeavour to offer the children activities and experiences that give them plenty of opportunity to explore their environment with lots of enjoyment being the emphasis. Activities in this room are focused around the following areas of play: Role play, Small world, Circle Time, construction, music & dance, creative, Library Area, Sand & Water etc. We have a primary school teacher based on this floor to ensure children are ready for the transition from Nursery to school.
We also have another preschool room across the road from the main building which provides additional learning opportunities and space for the children.
As we follow the Foundation Phase children have free access to choose the activities they want to do, we also base our planning around the interests of the children and build on the knowledge that they already have.
We believe that children learn best through gaining first hand experiences and opportunities to discover the world around them. We are lucky enough to be based in a coastal area and regularly take the children to the local beach for an ice cream. We try to make use of these areas as often as possible and also go for Wellie Walks, picnics and Nature Walks.
The breakfast club runs from 7.30am – 9.00am where the children can come and play with their friends and have a healthy breakfast before being taken to school. At breakfast time your child can choose to play with our extensive range of toys, storytime or simply relax in our cozy corner. We will also collect your children from school and bring them back to the nursery until they are collected. This is subject to spaces available and priority will be given to siblings of children already at the nursery.
Afterschool runs from 3.15pm – 5.30pm is lots of fun and we realize that the children have been in school all day and maybe just want to chill on our comfy sofa and watch telly. We also provide a variety of activities, arts and crafts, ICT Area & Homework Club.
Children are offered a selection of cereals and Toast for breakfast and a healthy snack for Tea in After School (Please see full menus for further details)
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During school holidays we take the children on trips around the local area, we have visited the RSPB Centre in Conwy, Anglesey Sea Zoo, Foel Farm, and also worked with the National Wildlife trust to go on Nature walks.
The holiday club runs throughout all school holidays 7.30 am – 5.30pm and we provide a fun filled weekly timetable. This is subject to spaces available and priority will be given to siblings of children already at the nursery.
We have Nursery Vehicles to take the children on local outings as we believe children learn from real life experiences. The holiday club is planned by the Nursery Manager and has a wealth of knowledge from working in local primary schools on how to stimulate, develop and incorporate the curriculum into daily activities.
Children are given Breakfast, Lunch, Fruit Time & Tea as part of their session and details can be found on our menus which are displayed on our parent board in the main reception.
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Outings that we have been on recently: