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Nursery Tour

GE DIGITAL CAMERAAt Stepping Stones we do things slightly different, we believe that nurturing relationships amongst the children is paramount and allowing them the time to blossom and develop within one base room with their peers and consistent carers is more beneficial to their emotional needs.

This is why children are place in cohort groups based that ensure they transition to the next room as an established friendship group. 

This works much the same way as school year groups, for example our pre-school group only consist of children who are leaving for school that academic year, this allows us to tailor our early years curriculum in a more focused manner.

The baby room is the base room for the 6weeks to 18mth olds. Baby room has been designed to ensure your little ones feel safe and secure within the nursery environment. The babies have access to two rooms to ensure they have the space to explore their surroundings as well as having areas for relaxation and comfort. We have a wide selection of heuristic materials that help to aid children’s sensory development and stimulate learning.

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The Tiddler room is the base room for the 18 mths to 2yrs,+. Within this room the children are provided with a wide array of activities and resources, from arts and crafts, construction, small world, a science area and a dedicated role-play area. Children free flow throughout the day and staff will plan interesting and exciting activities for them to take part in. These activities are linked to the Early years foundation stage curriculum and help to promote and stimulate the children’s learning and development.

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The Tweenie rooms are for children ranging in age from 2 and a half to 3 years old. The children have a mixture of free flow opportunities as well as adult led focused activities appropriate to their age and stage of development. Their daily routine provides them with opportunity to experience an array of activities such as large scale construction, role play, messy play and arts and crafts on a daily basis. They also have scheduled outdoor time each day. There is an emphasis on beginning to develop independence skills such as toileting, using cutlery and beginning to put their own coat and shoes on.

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The preschool room is the base room for all of those 3-4 year olds who are in their final year of nursery prior to beginning school. The activities that take place within this room are designed to support the children’s learning and development towards the early learning goals within the EYFS. The children help to direct their own learning and staff also plan activities that will ensure all aspects of the EYFS curriculum are covered. Children have access to a large selection of resources to enable children to follow interests and stimulate learning for example ICT equipment, mathematics and literacy resources and equipment to support an understanding of the world. Staff are highly motivated towards nurturing learning and support the children’s learning to ensure they are prepared for their transition to school.

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The Outdoor Area reflects the activities available inside on a larger scale. We have areas to stimulate physical development through access to bikes and climbing equipment and  children have the opportunity to learn about nature and their environment.