Welcome to the Caterpillar Room
As babies we develop quicker than at any other time of our lives. In your baby’s first year they will experience a series of special firsts along with the fun and excitement of sound, sight and touch. To ensure all of your needs are met our aim is to build a strong bond with you and your baby. By working closely with you our caring staff are able create a home from home environment where routines are full of cuddles, giggles, singing and soothing words. The setting offers high quality play experiences through activities such as playing with mirrors, malleable play with gloop and jelly and listening to soothing or uplifting music. We believe we provide fantastic high quality care and encouragement through rich indoor and outdoor play opportunities which encourage natural curiosity and discovery of the environment around them.
Welcome to the Butterfly Room
From the moment your child joins us; our dedicated team wants you and your child to experience a most amazing time. We aim to give your child plenty of exciting opportunities for them to grow and develop. That’s why we start your child’s journey by carefully observing and assesses your child using the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework. We then believe we are able to offer your child unique learning opportunities and resources which are relevant for your child’s interests and stage of development. That’s why we have grouped children aged 2-3 and 3-5 years in the same room.
Your child is growing rapidly and learning constantly, through the support of our “enthusiastic team” and with your partnership we believe we are able to provide continuity and the best care possible. After your child has turned 2 we will review your child’s progress against the 3 prime areas of learning and provide you with a written summary for yourself and your health visitor. This progress check at age 2 will highlight where your child is progressing well and anywhere they might need some extra help or support. We will also share relevant information with your health visitor and any other professionals involved in your child’s care at that time. For your convenience, the health visitor’s check can be carried out in the nursery and your child’s nursery progress report can be shared with them at this time. Your child’s key person will work closely with you and other family members to share ideas and offer support about your child’s on-going development.
Learning and development is enhanced by staff who are enthusiastic and provide a wide range of activities and experiences which build upon children’s interests and abilities.” Ofsted 2013
At Woodlands we pride ourselves in providing opportunities for our children to engage in a wealth of meaningful activities to support their learning, some of which are: sand and water play, mark making, imagination, music and dance. A strong emphasis is placed on building good social skills and with support from our highly motivated Early Years practitioners children are encouraged to work co-operatively with one another and to carry out all self-care routines.
To enable us to extend your child’s learning to their maximum potential, our staff use the knowledge gained from their observations and assessments to give your child unique, meaningful, activities and resources which are suited to their needs.
As a result of this Ofsted stated how all of our children “develop high levels of confidence and self-esteem because staff fully recognise and acknowledge their efforts and achievements with meaningful praise.” Ofsted 2013
In order to ensure a smooth transition into School we arrange to meet with your child’s reception teacher before they start school. This enables us to pass on valuable information which we have been able to collate whilst having your child in our care.
Wise Owls Kids Club
When school ends the fun starts, our experienced staff work along with the children to provide a broad program of indoor and outdoor activities. This promotes confidence, high self-esteem and individuality, all of which are provided in a fun and exciting environment. We believe the environment for the before and after school children takes on board the needs of each individual child.
Children are happy, settled and feel secure, as they are cared for by staff who are warm and sensitive to their individual needs.” Ofsted 2013
Our children receiving Breakfast, After School and/or Holiday care all enjoy the same love and attention as our younger members. During their time with us they have fun through a wide range of both indoor and outdoor equipment. Homework support, where required, is available, together with leisure time activities. Breakfast and tea time snacks are provided and most importantly a secure environment for this window of time before and after school.
For further information please contact us.