Groups

Caterpillars Group: ages 6 weeks - 18 months

The aim for the Caterpillars Group is for the general care of each child, to offer them a calm, loving, safe and happy environment. With our babies we follow their individual routines and try to keep it as close to their home routine as possible.

All information about the babies is recorded in their own diary so parents know all their sleep, food, bottle and change times and all the activities they have taken part in that day. This diary is also used as a communication book between you (the parents) and us the nursery. Any messages you have for us can go in the diary.

We also encourage the development of the children's language by talking, singing and reading stories. Physical skills are encouraged by using soft play, tunnels and tents and big cars and bikes and fine motor skills. During the summer months we go for regular walks around the local area and with the older children to the local park.

Finer motor skills are encouraged by jigsaws, shape sorters and also by carrying out messy/creative activities.

The older children have more of a set time when it comes to meals and sleep, but this is flexible, so if a child needs an earlier sleep this is possible. Nappies are checked on a regular basis and changed when needed.

The older children do not have diaries but all information is passed on verbally.

Each child will have their own peg, cot, sheet and basket which are for their nappies.

   

                         Quiet area

                                                                        

                                                                                                                  Sensory play

 

                       Exploration play

                                                                           

                                                                                                Small world toys

                      

                              Relaxation time   

                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                 Sensory toys

                                  Outside roof area

 

Butterflies and Lower Pre-School: ages 18 months - 3 years

The children are in 2 groups: Butterflies – children aged 18 months - 2 years and Lower Pre-School – children aged 2-3 years. During their time in all three areas the children are given many play opportunities and experiences.

Our daily activities include:

We also have some simple symbols on cards called widgets that we use each day to help the children to gain confidence to communicate.

We employ 5 members of staff between these three areas that care for the children on a daily basis.

                                 Music time

                                                                      

                                                                                                            Small world play

  

                              Butterflies  

                                                                                     

                                                                                                            Small world

                                             

 

                             Baby role play   

                                                                      

                                                                                                       Playdough                                 

 

Pre School Group

The basic aims in the Pre School room are to prepare the children for school by providing a happy, healthy environment in which to help and encourage them to develop their own skills, socially, emotionally, physically and intellectual.

We are Ofsted inspected.


Our staffs have been committed to following all Birmingham's training in this area over the last 3 years.
We have a team of 2 people in the Pre School area - 2 nursery officers, one of whom who is also the Pre School Coordinator.

                                                 

                                                                              Role play area

  

 

Physical play

 

                              

                                                                      

 

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