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Facilities

A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF WHAT YOU CAN FIND AT OUR NURSERY

What is it: Music Table

Where is it: Main Space, near Ken’s office

What to expect: lots of different instruments. Adult led activities involve putting together simple sounds & music patterns to enhance learning, often during story/group time.


What is it: Reading Corner

Where is it: in the Jungle (or Sensory Room) next to the bookcase.

What to expect: A small selection of books where the children can come to relax and read. We change the books each half-term so there’s always something new to discover. Our practitioners can often be found here telling a story. Also stored here are objects for sensory activities such as touchy-feely things, smelly things and things that light up!


What is it: Activity Table

Where is it: In the main space

What to expect: A table where different activities are held everyday. Play-dough activities are sometimes found here, as are small world, literacy or maths activities. We eat lunch and snack at these tables where we learn lots of personal, social and emotional skills as well as health and self-care skills.


What is it: Construction

Where is it: in the middle of the nursery main space next to the home corner.

What to expect: construction toys displayed in an inviting manner including Brio, Duplo, Wooden Blocks, Stickle Bricks and much more. Our big Brio table is here next to a rug offering children different heights at which to play. Good to develop fine motor skills.


What is it: Water Tray

Where is it: in the furthest corner of the Messy Room.

What to expect: A water tray full of water, gloop or other wet/sticky/messy play; supported by measuring jugs and funnels for pouring and measuring. A great space to learn basic elements of Maths & Science. Often used alongside a tuff-tray to extend play & learning opportunities. Can expect wet children, but spare clothes are always to hand!

 


What is it: Creative Station

Where is it: the first thing you come across as you enter the Messy Room.

What to expect: A table next to a series of child-friendly shelves full of creative bits that children can use, including paper of all colours, shapes and sizes, glue, junk modelling bits and more, allowing children to explore their imaginations during self-initiated activity or through adult led activity.

Two large 3-sided easels also allow a permanent mark-making area where chalk, crayon, paint etc. is often used.


What is it: Multi-award winning Garden

Where is it: outside, in the garden, accessed from within the nursery.

What to expect: a mixture of loose parts compliments the fairly flat space, with wooden sleeper hurdles, tyre planters and more. A giant sandpit is used all year round meaning children tend to be muddy or sandy pretty much any time. In the summer it’s like being at the beach. Our mud kitchen designed with sinks, pots, pans and even an old microwave allows children to experiment through play & take part in imaginative ideas.

 


What is it: Sports Hall

Where is it: Upstairs in a space above the main nursery

What to expect: Children leave the nursery always attended to by the staff who deliver play in the medium sized sports hall. Here there are many activities; we hold assault courses, have soft play and carry out bigger games which require more space such as when we use the parachute.


What is it:

Where is it: Upstairs in a space above the main nursery

What to expect: Children leave the nursery always attended to by the staff who deliver play in the medium sized sports hall. Here there are many activities; we hold assault courses, have soft play and carry out bigger games which require more space such as when we use the parachute.


What is it: Home Corner

Where is it: In the main space, next to the Jungle

What to expect: Lots of homely features, but all in miniature. Including a small kitchen, a shop/post office kiosk, a bed area, tills, ironing board and washing line. This is where our fancy dress can also be found when children want to take part in role play.


What is it: Playground

Where is it: Outside above the main car park.

What to expect: A large tarmac playground where we take trikes and bikes for a spin. Offers a nice change of environment that allows the children equal freedom to be outside whilst being safe and secure. Great for physical development!

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