Baby Room

We accomodate for babies from the age of 6 weeks to 23 months. The staff ratio for this age group is 1:3 and there are 4 members of staff working in this room.

Each month baby room follow a theme and activities are planned around this topic in conjuction for free play, Plans are displayed outside the room and a copy can be obtained on request.

Outdoor play will also play a major part in the daily routine of babies, as the garden is well equipped for our younger members

The room supervisor is fully qualified to NVQ level 3 equivalent

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Toddler Room

The toddler room caters for children aged 23 months - 2 years 9 months. The staff ratio for this age group is 1:4 and there are 3-4 members of staff working in this room. There are always lots of planned learning opportunites within our toddler room and we ensure learning is connected through topic play. Each month the toddler room focuses on a different topic which enables the childrens social & emotional, intellectual, physical and language skills to be developed.

The monthly overview for learning for play will always be displayed in the main entrance hall or you can request a copy.

There is always lots of messy play in the room. including play dough, painting, sand and water play and simple cooking activities, Tabletop activities are also provided such as jigsaws, small world toys and games to develp hand-eye co-ordination, colour recogintion, fine motor skills, social skills and language development. Outdoor play will also play a major part in the daily routine of toddlers

The room supervisor is fully qualified to NVQ level 3 equivalent

 

Pre School Room

By the age of 2 years 9 months, children are ready to progress to our pre-school room. Again this is done on a gradual basis and is only done when the child is ready.

The staff ratio in this room is 1:8 for over 3 years and 1:4 for under 3 years.

The day provides for free play, group activities and planned learning experiences. All activities in the pre-school room are planned on a monthly basis and adhere to the recommendations from CCEA for the NI curriculum for pre-school education.

All equipment in the pre-school room is easily accessible to the children and they are encouraged to investigate, find out things for themselves, be independent and share the use of equipment. The pre-school room also has the use of the messy play room, where they can paint and play in the sand and water.

Outdoor play will also play a large part in the daily routine of pre school children

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