'Each room is specially equipped to meet the needs of the age groups concerned. Play equipment and learning materials are clearly labelled to enable the children to have constant access throughout the day. All three rooms also have book areas, mark making areas, role playing and choice/sensory areas.'
The rooms and ages are split into three groups under the following names:
Caterpillars - 9 months - 2 years
Tractors - 2 - 3 years
Rockets - 3 - 5 years
Outside Play Areas
The nursery has a number of outside play areas for use all year round:
- the Patio Area with a large overhead canopy
- the AstroTurf Play Area with an all-weather surface
- our Walled Garden, Forest School and Seasonal Growing Area
- and the Robust Activity Area with log traverse and safety flooring.
The Forest School is accessible throughout the day and is planned with adult led and child initiated activities. See our video of The Forest School below.
We have a very well equipped nursery with a wide variety of learning materials and both indoor and outdoor play equipment including:
- A sand pit, water bath, slides, tunnels, ladders, and climbing frames
- Large wooden construction toys and community play building blocks
- Balancing beams, rocking chairs and push chairs, as well as cars, boats, trucks, trains, pull-along transporters, dinosaurs, farm animals and dolls
- Books, toys, puzzles, costumes, alphabet and number games
- Plenty of painting, drawing and collage materials including an art easel
- CDs, musical instruments, computer equipment, magnets and more.
Washroom and Changing Facilities
The nappy changing area is located in the Tractor Room; this promotes good practice with safeguarding children and staff. We provide wipes, however if special wipes are required please supply these alongside your child's nappies. The toilets are located within easy reach of both play rooms and consist of four separate cubicles with doors, four low-level sinks and soap dispensers. The children are encouraged to practice good hygiene, and they wash their hands regularly throughout the day.
Safety, Security and First AidAt Kids and Co. we take the safety, security, and welfare of the children in our care extremely seriously. As such we have a number of security, first aid and fire safety procedures in place, which are regularly reviewed, tested and updated. However to summarize, it might be useful for parents to know that: We have well equipped First Aid Boxes in both play rooms and in the kitchen, and all Early Years practitioners have successfully completed both Adult and Pediatric First Aid Training courses. Please ask to see our policy on how we deal with first aid procedures. We have a modern Fire Alarm System with smoke detectors throughout the building, which is regularly serviced and tested. We also practice the Fire Drill with the children and staff. We undertake head counts and Security Checks every day (using a register), to make sure the nursery is secure. We have a strict signing in and signing out procedure, no visitors are left unaccompanied, and all visits are by appointment only. We make sure all the external windows and doors are kept locked (or have safety locks), that the external gates are closed, and that the children are SUPERVISED AT ALL TIMES throughout the day. We enforce a ban on the use of personal cameras and mobile phones. Copies of all our fire, sickness, illness, injury and door polices are available to view in our Operational Plan. Please ask us for more information if required.
|8-9 am||Register/Breakfast/ Settle in|
|9am||Separate children- Rocket children in Rocket Room or outside Tractor children in Tractor room or Outdoor|
|9-10 am||Children’s own Choice of activities/ chosen toys|
|10 -10.15am||Group Time/ Story/ Rhymes/Songs/discussion about Daily activities and Snacks|
|10.15-11 am||Main activities (Adult led/Child initiated – indoor and outdoor)|
|11-11.30 am||Free play (Outdoor)|
|11.15-11.45am||Group Time (Story Tape/TV/ Story sack) Nappy Changing/ washing hands|
|12:30-12:45||Quiet Time or Sleep arrangement for younger children|
|1-2 pm||Children’s choice of small group activities|
|2 pm -2:45||Children start waking up/ (free flow) indoor/ Outdoor- free play activities|
|2:45 pm||Group time/ Washing hands|
|3:30 pm||Group time/ nappy changing/setting up activities|
|4-5pm||Self chosen activities/small group play /outdoor|
|5 pm||Drink & Snacks/ Story Time|