What we do
Children particpate in a range of experiences, with a balance of adult-led and child-initiated activities with a particular staff specialism being 'Forest School' and outdoor learning.
They have access to sand and water play, imaginative role play and small world equipment, painting, drawing, playdough and craft activities, puzzles, construction, writing and number activity areas, book corners, listening posts, tablets and interactive whiteboards, bikes and scooters, climbing, throwing and catching...just to name a few of the activities that are always available.
A major benefit of working as a Unit is that children are able to work on adult focused activities that are appropriate for their stage of development within groupings that enable children to learn what they need to learn, when they are ready to learn it. Flexible groups enable staff to provide opportunities that are fun, challenging and meet individual needs.
When playing, younger children benefit from playing alongside older and more experienced children. Older children benefit from working with younger children, for example, when explaining how to play a game. Children access appropriate resources and are given the time and space to develop at their own pace.