Nursery and Pre-School Rooms

  • Baby Room

    Our baby room is a cosy area accommodating up to 9 babies. It is a calm environment that makes little ones feel secure and comfortable. The baby room’s caring and experienced practitioners get to know each of the babies very well and make time to talk with parents and carers about routines.

    Our dedicated cot room allows our babies to sleep undisturbed by other children. This is equipped with CCTV, baby monitors and regularly checked by nursery staff.

    Baby play focuses language and development. We encourage our babies to think, explore and experiment. Haven babies go out in the garden at least twice a day, helping them to extend their knowledge of the world

    Our staff are enthusiastic about sharing with you everything your child has done that day, and support you in their ever changing routines.

  • Tweenie Room

    Children make the transition to the Tweenie Room around the age of 18 months.

    Tweenie staff are very experienced at dealing with all the developmental changes that occur at this stage.  Practitioners feedback to parents and carers every day about their child’s activities and achievements and provide practical support for changes in routine, such as toilet training, early language and toddler behavior.

     Activities are planned to support sharing, socializing and the acquisition of new skills.

    There is a separate sleep room, allowing children to sleep undisturbed. This is equipped with CCTV and is regularly checked when the children are asleep.

  • Tip Toppers

    Children make the transition to the Tip toppers Room around 2½ years.

    The emphasis at this stage is on developing independence and early education through play. For example, children enjoy learning about number and shape through song and role play and learn how to develop their language and social skills through interactive group activities.

    We help children develop self-care skills, such as toileting, feeding themselves, washing hands and putting on shoes.

    Our team are passionate about helping children to develop their own potential but never lose sight of the fact that they are also caring for little children who thrive on warm relationships.

  • Pre-School

    Children make the transition to Preschool around the age of 3 years. The preschools are staffed by qualified and experienced practitioners and led by the Manager who is also an Early Learning Teacher.  The emphasis here is on school readiness.

    What is school readiness? Teachers of local lower schools with whom Preschool have a close working relationship tell us they hope their Reception Class children will; be independent in their toileting, put on their own coat and shoes, hold a conversation, stop their own play to join a teacher led or group activity, play and share toys with other children, leave their carer happily at the school gate, regulate their own behaviour and have an appetite for learning.

    These skills are embedded in Preschool practice. In addition we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework and teach academic skills such as writing, phonics, numbers, shape, technology, physical development and art and craft.

    We prepare children well for school and support their parents through the Transition Process to School from beginning to end.

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