Outdoor Area
Our outside area is used by all the children in the Nursery at varying times of the day. The rainbow Room has access to the garden all day everyday no matter what the weather.
We have an area of rubber matting, which provides a safe environment for the children to use our vast selection of climbing equipment. A large grass area provides a great space for the children to use their imagination, exercise freely, run, play ball games, or use the ride on equipment. A patio area is available for the children to relax, play with the sand and water and have a go at gardening.
The outside area is used as an extra room and all children go outside throughout the year; we splash in puddles in the rain and try to find Jack Frost in the cold.
Being outdoors has a positive impact on children’s sense of well being and helps all aspects of children’s development.
Outdoor environments offer children freedom to explore, use their senses, and be physically active and exuberant.
It gives children first-hand contact with weather, seasons, and the natural world.

EYFS 2008

Rainbow Room (2-5 year olds)
The Rainbow room caters for 8 children aged between 2 and 3 years and 12 children aged between 3 and 5 years. All children are looked after by a qualified member of staff.

This room is divided into areas of learning and is set out to enable the children to develop independence and to make their own decisions in preparation for school. The nursery provides activities and opportunities to suit their stage of development in accordance with the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Throughout the week the children have the opportunity to do show and tell and we encourage all the children to participate in group activities as they are vital in developing good social and communication skills.
Messy Area
This area allows the children to explore and play with a wide range of materials such as sand, water, paint, glue, playdough and gloop; this stimulates their imagination and senses.
Role Play area
This area gives opportunities for the children to develop their language, communication and social skills whilst using their imagination. They can pretend to go to the moon in a rocket or go shopping at a supermarket with their dolly.
Maths area
This area gives the children the opportunity to develop their counting, number recognition, shape recognition and drawing, spatial awareness and measuring ability through fun activities such as puzzles, games, number songs and toys.
Investigation area
This area gives the children the chance to use their senses whilst helping them to develop their knowledge of the environment and of technology.
Construction Area
This area provides the children with the opportunity to develop their hand-eye co-ordindation, technological skills and to use their imagination.
They learn about the lifecycle of a tadpole as they watch their nursery tadpoles grow into frogs and this encourages their awareness of their natural world.

Ofsted Report March 2011
Small World Play area
Within this area children again use their imagination to develop their knowledge of the world around them using trains, the farm set, cars etc. By combining this area with the construction one, it allows the children to build and use houses, space ships and boats.
For children, being Special to someone and well cared for is vital for their physical, social and emotional health and well being.
All children learn best through activities and experiences that engage all senses. Music, dance, rhymes and songs support language.
EYFS 2008
Children enjoy their play and become absorbed in purposeful and stimulating play activities, for example babies and todders have great fun feeling different textures such as shaving foam, jelly or gloop.

Ofsted report March 2011

Bumblebee Room (Baby room)
Our bumblebee room can accommodate a maximum of 12 children and has 4 members of staff.
There are 2 rest rooms for the children to sleep in during the day; these rooms are carefully monitored and are checked at regular intervals by the staff.
Children aged 3 months to 1 year are given a diary, which is filled in each day and details when and what they were fed, how much they drank, when they slept and any other information that might be needed by the parents.
Once the children are one their daily routine and what they have done each day is written up and displayed.

All children change and develop rapidly during the first 2 year’s of their life. Our aim in the Baby Room is to enhance their stages of development and offer support to both child and parent.
Babies and child learn by being active and physical development takes across all areas of learning and development.
Babies and children’s mathematical development occurs as they seek patterns, make connections and recognise relationships through finding out about and working with numbers and counting, with sorting and matching and with shape, space and measure.

EYFS 2008
We get regular visits from Tatty bumpkin (Yoga), boogie bunnies (dance and music) and football training at no extra cost.