The Nest welcomes our very youngest children from 3 months to around two years. It is a home from home with a wide variety of resources to develop curiosity in your child. We provide natural play materials which are open ended, allowing children to direct their own learning. We are very aware of the importance of attachment and provide lots of cuddles for all our children. This room has a 1:3 staff ratio, as a minimum.
The Den welcomes our children from 2- 3 years into a stimulating environment. We encourage independence from an early age and this is reflected in this room by encouraging free flow play between the room areas, including the outdoors. Creative activities, sand and water play, role play and small world play all feature regularly in the Den. Story and song time is another favourite in this room. The Den runs with a minimum ration of 1:5.
The Warren welcomes our 3- 5 year old children. This room provides inspiration and allows children to engage in their interests. A selection of natural and open ended resources are freely accessible to encourage children to investigate. ‘Areas’ include – Messy, tinker, cosy corner, construction, home/role play, arts and crafts and snack. The Warren has a minimum ratio of 1:8.
All rooms have direct access to our natural outdoor space. Every child has the chance to go outside everyday – whatever the weather! We provide suits and boots to allow your child to experience to outdoors every day. When outdoors children are encouraged to go and explore with the support of adults. This often ends up with dens, mud kitchens and obstacle courses as well as story- telling in the willow dome.
We welcome you to arrange a tour of our playrooms and facilities