Welcome to Nursery where we learn about ourselves and the world around us through play. In Waterfall class, for our youngest children (2-3 year olds) the emphasis is on developing the Prime Areas of Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Communication and Language and Physical Development and this is reflected in our daily circle times and interactions. In Garden class, with the pre-school children (3-4 year olds), these Prime Areas continue to be developed alongside supporting children in becoming ready for school. We introduce initial phonics and maths skills, through maths and sounds games. Throughout each session, there are plenty of opportunities for children to see their friends and mix with new people as we encourage children to free-flow between the Garden and Waterfall rooms, joining in with the activities that interest them.
Every session begins in our base class with us waving good-bye to our grown-ups, finding our name to self-register and saying hello to our friends. We take part in wiggles and jiggles and breathing activities so we are calm and ready for our learning. Each week, children take part in adult-led activities that are designed to support their learning and understanding of themselves and the world around them, often stemming from their own interests. Children in our Nursery love to play and there is always a variety of interesting and engaging activities available and each session, children have the opportunity to play in our outside area.
After all of this play and learning, we are ready for our snack and we enjoy sitting down together to share our snack and milk. We have all kinds of healthy snacks available; children are encouraged to be independent with their snack; washing their hands, making their own choices and experiencing new tastes. We love stories and singing in Nursery and we read stories and sing songs together during each session. By the time our session ends, we’re excited to share our day with our grown-ups and looking forward to a well-earned rest!