The children will actively learn though play, adult-led activities, and indoor as well as outdoor experiences. Each room accommodates resources for musical exploration, physical activities, and craft sessions. Furthermore, there are also age-appropriate toys to ensure a wide variety of learning within the room.
We believe that children should have enough space to roam around to keep their minds stimulated.
In this room, we care for babies from as early as 3 months up to the stage where they become confident walkers. The area is sensitivity designed to cater to the individual needs of your baby’s daily routine—a wonderful free flow space with a dedicated cosy environment for those all-important naps and quiet moments.
The Coracle beds fit with our vision of creating independence from an early age and are part of the transition stages from sleep to rest. Babies are introduced to new experiences every day, and they can organically discover their surroundings through exploratory play using heuristic and treasure basket resources. Their senses are further spurred as they get busy in messy play activities.
This room is an open planned space which integrates our nursery kitchen. Our toddlers are between 'confidently walking to 2 and a half years old!' The room facilitates toddlers' inquisitive minds where they can learn through their play.
The dedicated areas of learning encourage toddlers to explore and make discoveries at their own pace. The environment supports interaction, small group activities, and role play. Additionally, the adult-led activities include storytime, sand & water play, painting, and mark-making.
An integral part of your toddler's time in the Explorers room is the integrated review; this usually occurs when your toddler is between the ages of 2 years old and 2 and a half years old. The review is completed together with you, the local health visiting team, and us. We work together to identify positive outcomes in children's progress, health, and well-being. It will also focus on the child's learning and behaviour and facilitate any needs for early intervention and support for families.
This room is a large area that accommodates 22 curious and willing inventors aged 2 and a half years to 5 years old. The space is bright and thoughtfully arranged considering the Early Years Foundation Stage. Additionally, the environment also encourages the children to get ready for the next phase of the educational journey 'Big School!.'
All areas for the EYFS are clearly defined and well resourced for learning to take place naturally. Notably, the preschoolers develop their self-confidence and become empathetic to their peers as they understand the first principles of 'sharing is caring.'
Our educators encourage children to communicate; their developing language is valued and affirmed through many fascinating and enjoyable conversations during 'circle time'. Our holistic approach encourages our preschoolers to be excited about learning and discovering new things.
The environment enables them to problem-solve, use a range of media and technology, understand the essentials of science and mathematics, and express themselves through music, dance, and drama. The easily accessible area is key to their independence. For example, the self-service during meal-times and rolling snack times promote their self-capability skills.
We use the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework to shape our practice.
There are seven areas of learning and development that form early years education. All learning and development areas are essential and interconnected to ignite children's curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, discovering, and thriving.
The Foundation Stage acknowledges that children need to experiment as it provides the building blocks for their learning. Thus, it utilises play, crafting, painting, investigating, and cooking as the mediums for learning.
Communication and Language
Understanding the World
Expressive Arts and Design
Personal Social and Emotional Development
In our Discoverers and Explorers room, we focus on developing the following:
Our practitioners ensure stage-appropriate activities and resources that fit the child's needs. The curriculum is flexible so that every child will develop accordingly. As the children grow, the prime areas will help them to develop skills in specific learning areas such as mathematics and literacy.
We understand that every child will learn in different ways and at different rates. Thus, we've adopted this framework to cover the care of children with special educational needs and disabilities.