All of our practitioners hold a Level 3 qualification and all staff have been through the necessary checks through the ‘Disclosure and Barring Service' (DBS).
We hold open evenings twice a year where parents are able to meet with their child’s key person to share information about the child’s progress. This can also be done through separate appointments being made.
We offer a variety of age appropriate toys, natural materials and provide messy play. We also have our own section in the garden that is safe and enclosed with plenty of outdoor toys to choose from.
Our staff to child ratio in the lambs is 1:3
At this age the children are becoming more independent and are often ready for toilet training which we will support them with. It is also at this age where they start to develop their speech and language, we help support this with activities such as storytelling, to encourage their listening and attention.
Just like the lambs, there is a Key Person System in place to ensure all their needs are met. This system means that all children’s individual needs and interests are observed and planned for.
The pre-school room offers the children a mixture of adult led, and child led play and prepares them for their time in the Calves group.
Our staff to child ratio in the piglets is 1:4
The Calves spend their time in the pre-school room, and also from a purpose built ‘Lodge’ which is connected to our Forest School Woods. Our adult to child ratio is 1:8.
Here the children have fantastic opportunities to explore the outdoor environment with daily forest school sessions being run.
During the child’s time as a Calve we will help them to develop the skills that will allow them to be ready for school, with activities such as early reading and writing. We also hold small phonic groups which provide the children with opportunities to learn and recognise different sounds and words.
We aim to promote British Values by allowing the children to vote for activities which they would like to do. Interests of the children are also brought in each day from home and shown and discussed during our ‘Circle Time’