Find out about the rooms in our Nursery
Golden eagle room
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Our Golden Eagle room is split into two rooms which consist of many exciting and stimulating learning areas which are tailored to suit the children's interests and ideas as well as their individual learning needs.
The children have access to the garden throughout the day and are able to flow between outdoor and indoor learning. They are also involved in regular walks and outings around the estate.
A huge amount of our learning takes place outdoors. Outdoor learning allows children to practice and develop skills, as well as taking risks and developing their self-esteem. It encourages children to be healthy and to understand that being active is a healthy way to be. It also allows children to begin to understand the importance of our environment and the ways that we can impact on it.
The children in the Golden Eagle are involved in feeding and caring for butterflies and other animals allowing them to gain an understanding of their responsibility towards other living creatures. They are also involved in planting and growing seeds and all kinds of fruit and vegetables in our Growing garden. These plants are then used in our food technology and healthy snacks, allowing children to be involved in all of the different stages.
Our Golden Eagle room is set up to promote children's independence, problem solving skills and decision making. It aims to enable each child to develop into a confident individual, a responsible citizen, a successful learner and an effective contributor.
We follow the Curriculum for Excellence within the room, offering a wide range of child lead experiences that allow children to learn about themselves, the people around them, their country and their world.
The staff to child ratio in this room is 1 adult to 8 children.
Your child will be given a Golden Eagle Keyperson. Although all staff in the room will know and care for your child, it is the Keyperson's responsibility to observe, record and develop the next steps for your child's learning. This will be evidenced in your child's individual Online Learning Journal which you can view and discuss on a regular basis.
To ensure that parents are fully informed about your child's day, we use a whiteboard to display our daily activities. The members of staff in the room will also speak to you about your child's individual interests and learning experiences that day.
Pine marten room
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Our room is colourful, fun environment, full of materials and resources for your child to investigate and explore. It includes a natural area where the children can use items such as leaves, sticks and stones to further their play, and also benefits from an outdoor area.
As well as enjoying the many activities on offer inside, your child will have daily opportunities to participate in learning outdoors through regular access to the garden as well as walks around the estate. Outdoor activities are planned to allow your child to investigate, explore and make sense of the world around them while developing their gross motor skills and take part in fun, energetic play.
We follow the Pre Birth to Three Curriculum, offering a variety of stimulating and exciting learning experiences for your child which are designed to challenge and support them in their development. We use a child centred approach to learning, meaning that we use the children's own interests and ideas and develop them into valuable learning opportunities.
In our room your child will be encouraged and supported as they become increasingly independent. Your child will be given the opportunity to begin serving themselves at meal times and to dress and undress themselves as well as being involved in choosing and planning the activities.
Our room has access to the children's bathrooms where your child will be supported through the stages of their toilet training. There is a nappy changing area, a private potty area and several toilets, with steps or seats to allow your child to feel comfortable and safe.
The staff to child ratio in this room is 1 adult to 5 children or 1-8 dependant on children’s ages.
Your child will be given an individual Key-Person. Although all staff in the room will know and care for your child, it is the Keyperson's responsibility to observe, record and develop the next steps for your child's learning. You will find the evidence of this in your child's individual Online Learning Journal which you will be invited to see and discuss on a regular basis.
Wild cat room
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Our Wild Cat room is a bright stimulating room that will support and challenge your child's individual development needs. It includes a soft, sensory area that is cosy and comforting during their transitions from Puffin Room, a role play area, a construction area and it also benefits from an outdoor area.
Your child will have daily opportunities to access and enjoy the outdoors through activities in the nursery garden as well as regular walks around the estate. The Wild Cat members of staff are able to support every child's individual needs and capabilities and make use of our secure buggies and prams.
These outdoor experiences encourage your child's gross motor development and spatial awareness while encouraging them to appreciate the beauty and wonder of the environment around them.
The staff to child ratio in this room is 1 adult to 5 children.
Your child will be given a special Wild Cat Key-Worker. Although all staff in the room will know and care for your child, it is the Keyworker's responsibility to observe, record and develop the next steps for your child's learning. This will be evidenced in your child's individual learning portfolio which you can view and discuss on a regular basis.
We believe that communication with parents is essential and strive to provide you with as much information as possible about your child's day with us. A member of staff will be happy to speak with you about the activities that your child have been ongoing throughout the day and you will also be provided with an important information such as meals eaten and how long your child has had to sleep.
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This room is split into two separate areas for non-mobile and mobile babies. To maximise the quality of care and to cover all of the babies needs we also have access to two separate sleeping rooms. Puffin room is a soft, sensory environment designed to create a 'home from home' feeling for your child. The room is set up with a wide range of resources to encourage heuristic play.
Heuristic play allows babies to investigate and explore 'objects' from the real world. Our Treasure baskets provide varied and stimulating 'objects' including sponges, brushes, materials, metal pots and keys.
Our room also includes a small cosy sleep room where your child can sleep in their own individual cot while listening to soothing sounds and music.
Your child will have access to the outdoors on a daily basis, through activities on the garden area and also through regular 'walks' around the nursery grounds using our secure nursery buggies.
These outdoor opportunities allow your child to begin to make sense of their world, as well as growing their spatial awareness, gross motor skills and gaining the benefits of fresh air.
In our room we follow the Pre Birth to Three curriculum which allows us to focus on your child as an individual and support them as they begin their learning journey.
The staff to child ratio in this room is 1 adult to 3 children.
Your child will be given a special Person. Although all staff in the room will know and care for your child, it is the Keyperson's responsibility to observe, record and develop the next steps for your child's development. You will have regular opportunities to see this evidence in your child's individual Online Learning Journal.
We feel that communication and relationships with parents is essential and in the room we use daily verbal communication to pass information between parents and staff. This will include information about the activities that your child has been involved in during their day at nursery as well as letting you know about their meals, nappy changes and sleeps. All details regarding meals, sleep routine and nappy changes are recorded and kept in appropriate forms in room.