Ages and Stages
We have 3 rooms in which we specially cater for the various ages.Transition to each room may vary and depends on your child's development,moving children with friends and the size of the group the child will be moving into ensuring that all children are properly catered for in all aspects.
Tiny Steps caters for babies from the age of three months until they progress to the Walkers and Talkers room between the ages of 20-24 months. The room follows the early years foundation stage statutory framework. In Tiny Steps we build a relationship with the young child. It is a stimulating room with lots of sensory experiences whether its through touch, sound, sight or taste. We aim to encourage physical, emotional, social and language development while all the time building up a child's self confidence. We monitor development in our record of achievements which are always open for parental viewing. The key person role is very important in building a relationship with you and your child, each child is given a key person who will get to know your routine so we can follow the routine you have set up. they will observe, asses and plan your child's next step.
The room is split into areas for carpet or messy activities and cots and individual sleep beds for sleeps. Your child will have clean linen on the cot for every sleep. The meals are served in a group with children in high chairs or round the table to make sure everyone is included. There is lots of floor space for larger equipment, freedom to move around, whether it be crawling or walking! There is access to secure outdoor space on a daily basis and frequent 'pram walks' into the local area. The Tiny Step Room have their own milk kitchen and bathroom.
Walkers and Talkers
This room caters for children from the age of 20-24 months up to the age of 3. lt also follows the Early Years Foundation Stage. It continues your child's` my learning picture' .We continue to take account of your child's interests and use this to help in their development. The child's key person plans for each child's individual needs taken from observation and assessments. The activities are set to help the children to explore and experience as many varied opportunities as possible, also building up the social interaction. They are learning through play. 'Walkers and Talkers comprises of active, quiet, creative and outdoor areas. The room provides continuous provision for some activities/experiences and children are also free to choose and access resources. This room is large and flexible so if needed we can create a large area for activities or for a rest time. If your child requires a sleep they have their own sleep bed. It also has its own bathroom where children can progress in their toilet training. There are accessible outdoor play areas and playing outside is an integral part of their own routine, so suitable clothing for all weathers is required!
Three Plus - pre school
For children aged 3 and 4 years old up to 5 years of age. This room is where we offer the Nursery Education Fund from Bradford Early years. The room continues with the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework and through observation, assessment and next steps helps each child to develop through the development matters at their own speed. This framework is then continued in reception class at school. The room is another progression and extends the learning the children have already achieved. We cover all the areas of learning: personal and social, communication , literacy, maths,understanding of the world and physical development .We use I Pads for children to use educational games on as well as cameras, tape recorders and printers for children to use for ICT skills. We also take children to places of interest and into the local community. The pre-school rooms is split up into areas so that children can play independently or as part of a small or large group. The room uses continuous provisions so enabling children to access a variety of resources and equipment to incorporate into their play. Areas in the room can be cleared to provide open spaces for larger equipment or games. There continues to be emphasis on accessing outdoor play with routines providing opportunity for plenty of outdoor experiences.