Before your child starts their first full session with us, we will give you an ‘all about me’ and a daily routine form to fill in so that we can have an understanding of your child’s likes and dislikes and their routine so that we can cater to their needs and provide the best possible care for them.
Please can you ensure that children have nappies, wet wipes and any creams brought in. We have baskets for each child with their names on for their care needs. Please can you ensure that you bring spare clothes for your child also.
We offer a range of activities for your child, such as – messy play, story time, free play, creative play, role play, fitness time, music time and educational activities including Welsh.
We have a learning journal which we make entries in each session your child attends and when their time in the Ladybird room has come to an end, you will be able to take these home. We also have an online journal called Tapestry which we use to put on photographs of your child doing activities and the developments they are achieving. Entries on put on weekly. Please ask the room leader for more information if you require.
We also have a safe and secure outdoor area at the back of the room for children to have free flow play if they wish.
Our current theme is ‘All creatures great and small’
We have many specific areas inside and outside. These areas are:-
- role play
- reading nook
- sensory table
- sand play
- water play
- small world
- mark making
Our daily routine is as follows, although at times this may change.
7.30 – 8.15 – Morning children arrive/ breakfast
8.15 – free play
9.00 – Circle time
9.15 – Adult led activity based on our theme
10.00 – Snack time
10.20 – Outside play/ nap time
11.30 – story time and fitness time
12.00 – Lunch time
12.30 – Nap time (non-sleepers) outside play
2.00 – Snack time
2.20 – Adult led activity/outside play/ nap time
3.00 – Circle time
3.15 – Outside Play
4.30 – Tea time
5.00 – Quiet time before home
We follow the Early Years Foundation Phase and we offer a free flow/outdoor approach. We have a range of activities that the children can take part in and children are encouraged to plan activities with staff so they can get the best possible enjoyment out of our themes whilst also learning and developing in the seven areas of the Foundation Phase. These are:-
- Physical development
- Mathematical development
- Creative development
- Knowledge and Understanding of the World
- Language, Literacy and Communication
- Welsh language development
- Personal and Social development, Well-being and Cultural Diversity.
As the ladybird room, you will be given an ‘all about me’ form so that staff can cater for your child’s needs and provide the best possible care.
Activities are very similar to the Ladybird room but differentiated for the age of the children in the room. We have a safe and secure outdoor area at the back of the nursery which is under cover so we can get outside in all weathers. We also have the use of the area outside the front of the building for the children to play on the bikes etc and run around with plenty of space.
Please can children have spare clothes packed in their bags.
Our current theme is ‘seasons’