Learning to grow in the best environment
for children under 2 – this room can take up to 6 under 2’s. The room offers a designated sleep area, a sensory area, a play gym and plenty of space for our youngest children to explore and develop. Victoria’s Nursery recognises that at this early stage of a child’s development they spend most of their time on or near the floor. Therefore, equipment displays and toys are placed at such a level so to satisfy their curious minds. Attachment is very important for the under 2’s, so your child’s key person will be on hand to provide plenty of cuddles and reassurance. Staff will work closely with you to ensure a suitable eating, sleeping and drinking routine is in place. Daily activities for babies might include: messy play, music time, heuristic and sensory play, and short walks outside. Staff working in this room have specialist baby knowledge and experience.
Here at Victoria’s Nursery we strongly believe in daily outdoor play. Our mantra is, ‘there is no such thing as bad weather, it’s bad clothing’! We have plenty of warm and waterproof clothing so that we can head out in rain or shine. We have wonderful outdoor areas which provide the children with an outdoor classroom, allotment area (with wormery and bug hotel), sandpit, play house, construction area, mud kitchen and so much more. The areas are fully enclosed, making it safe and secure for the children to enjoy. Children have free flow access to the outside area, meaning they can access it whenever they chose.
TODDLER AND PRESCHOOL ROOMS
(2-3 years and 3– 5 years). This large space is much more geared up for adventure and social interaction. The room is divided into a construction area, small worlds area, home corner area, reading/ quiet area, and a large activity area, perfect for waterplay, playdough, painting and arts and crafts. Children have free flow access to their own toilets and amazing garden space. They are the proud owners of a pet rabbit which encourages the children to understand about caring for nature. Throughout the day children are separated into age appropriate play and learning activities, for example the toddlers might do lots of work in our light exploration corner while the older children concentrate on skills and learning to become school ready and develop greater independence.