Our School


Our School

Our childcare education centre includes dedicated rooms for children of each age:
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Baby Room

Our baby room is about creating nurturing loving relationships where the children feel safe and cared for. The children grow very attached to their carers. Bond and attachment are hugely important in a babies life. In our baby room, partnership with parents is very important. We respect and acknowledge that parents are the primary care giver to their children. We acknowledge that parents and family are the most important thing in a child’s life. We work with the parents to help each child learn and develop to the best of their ability. Children in the baby room are generally between 3 month and 14 months.

Our baby room has toys that will help your baby develop all of their senses. The first three years are critical for developing the brain and language for each child and this starts in our baby room. Our baby room is full of ‘cause and affect’ toys, sensory toys and exploration toys. It is essential for each child to realise that they can ‘affect’ things at this age. It is the first step in realising that they can then ‘achieve’ and become an independent and active learner in this world.

Babies are little explorers and we have created an environment that offers that. It sparks their attention, encourages them to explore and allows them to develop to their full potential. We carry out arts and crafts, sing songs, story-time and one to one time with each baby. Every baby is made to feel special and loved. This safe and stimulating environment ensures the parents that their child is enjoying themselves and gives each child a great sense of identity and belonging. These are essential traits that we hope to instil in the children from the beginning of their journey with us.
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Tweenies

When your child is ready, they will graduate to the Tweenies Room. Generally this is between 12 – 14 months, depending on the child, and each child will spend approximately 6 to 8 months in this room. This room aids the children to develop their sensory skills and their gross and fine motor skills. Your child is more mobile now and wants to explore and develop the world around them. They have become more inquisitive and independent. There new found use of their legs has broadened their environment and we have the environment to encourage and enhance every learning development for them. Nurturing their self esteem and confidence are very important here and all of the children love to prove their independence. The children already will feel a great sense of achievement when they complete any tasks and we are here to develop and encourage their every development.

In this room we have designed different areas for the children; their kitchen and make believe area, quiet and book area, sensory area, construction area, sand and water area and table top area. We encourage hand eye co-ordination, and the artistic side of each child by exploring a lot of arts and crafts techniques with them – the messier the better!

Again when your child is ready to graduate to the next room we will discuss this with the parents and organise visiting times for the child.
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Wobblers

The Wobbler room is a hub of activity. Here every child is very aware of what they want and what they like. Socialising, exploring, experimenting, dance and music and group work are all part of their everyday routine. A large number of activities in this room will encourage the children’s vocabulary and aid them with formulation ideas. At this age children are beginning to assert themselves and we ensure that there are many avenues open to the children to help them express themselves.

Our play curriculum encompasses the following learning experiences for your child: kitchen and make believe, construction, sand and water, art and crafts, books and care of books. The children’s daily routine and wide variety of activities helps them to develop all of their skills to their full potential. We help the children to interact with other children, to have fun, to share, to take turns, and to handle conflict. Children learn lots of things at the same time. We think about all areas of their learning and development—cognitive, creative, emotional, linguistic, moral, physical, social, and spiritual, and provide them with opportunities in all of these areas for them in this room. A sense of identity and belonging is huge for children at this stage in their lives and we strive to ensure that every child feels loved and feel as though they belong.
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Toddlers

The children in this room are generally 2 ½ plus. This is a fantastic age for children; their mind is racing, absorbing every minute piece of information, their language, social and emotional sides are very apparent at this stage. They will form closer attachments to their friends in their class and really enjoy group work. The equipment is more advanced and the arts and crafts exercises challenging them every day.

Role-play and make believe in a huge part of the curriculum in this class. The child is an active learner and there is a great balance of adult and child led activities in this class. This is a fantastic way to observe how the child’s imaginative play works – it really is amazing!

Play is important to all children. It is important for their learning and development. When they play, they use their body, their mind, their feelings, and their senses. We give them opportunities to develop their play. We watch how they play, and see how we can support them.

The children are concentrating on a piece of work for longer and learning social skills that are essential for school. They are also learning their numbers, colours and maths concepts.

Like the other rooms this room also has different areas to allow the children to experiment and explore and make the room their own. There is the book corner, home area, dress-up, easel, sand and water area, construction area and table top activities. The curriculum is child centred and the observation and reviewing is done in a holistic manner.
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Montessori

We operate a one and a two year Montessori curriculum. The material used in this class was designed by Maria Montessori. It is hand-made wooden equipment and each piece teaches the child a particular concept. The Montessori curriculum is divided into sections which the children work through: practical life, sensorial, language, mathematics, science and geography.

Our ethos in this class is to support and scaffold the children as they explore, try out, make mistakes, discover, and create their own work. This encourages them to be independent and self reliant and teaches them about the world they live in. The knowledge that the children learn in this class is life long learning skills. The thematic approach to this learning allows the children to explore the natural environment around them: nature is a huge part of the curriculum.

Children don’t just learn to rhythm off their numbers, they learn the concept behind the exercise. A learning portfolio is kept of for each child to show their journey and development. Every child is encouraged to move through the activities at their own pace allowing for a lot of 1:1 time with each child.
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School

We offer a Breakfast Club, delivery and collection service to local schools and an After School Club for our school age children between the ages for 6 and 12 years. This offers parents the flexibility to choose which service best suits their needs.

This environment is designed to ensure that the children feel confident and comfortable. They have opportunities to share their views and opinions about what they are doing and what matters to them. The children have home work time built into their curriculum. We involve the child in designing the activities they would like to do weekly. Some of these activities include: baking, board games, arts and crafts, karaoke, make believe, invention, dance and music and creative play.

Attending school is the beginning of a new phase in every child’s life and it is important for us to listen to the children and get an understanding of how they are enjoying their new environment. We understand that parents are the primary caregivers for their children and as secondary caregivers if we hear something ‘in the moment’ from a child it is imperative that this is passed on to the parent daily for the parent to bring it up and discuss it with their child. We believe that honest and open communication is the only way to build a responsible working relationship between carers and parents.
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