• Friendly

    Friendly

  • Busy

    Busy

  • Happy

    Happy

  • Well fed

    Well fed

  • Caring

    Caring

  • Creative

    Creative

Babies 6 months – 2 years

Our babies are looked after with lots of love and care – even before they start, enjoying three taster sessions to help them get used to new surroundings. With a staff ratio of 1: 3 there are always lots of people on hand to play, help or give a cuddle. The babyroom teams are led by Andrine .

A typical day

8.00am
Arrival, good morning
8.30am
Breakfast
9.00am
Garden (weather permitting)
10.00am
Free play and creative play
11.30am
Nappy change
11.35am
Lunch
12.00pm
Sleep
2.00pm
Snack time
3.00pm
Nappy changing
3.00pm
Free play and creative play
4.00pm
Tea
4.30pm
Free play
5.20pm
Nappy changing
5.30pm
Stories and songs
6.00pm
Bye-bye, doors close

A typical menu

Breakfast
Cereal, toast and fresh fruit
Lunch
Haddock in cheesy sauce, mashed potatoes and broccoli
Mango and pineapple
Tea
Tomato and basil pasta
Bananas

The menus follow a 4-week seasonal cycle and are created to fit current guidelines. We cook on site, using fresh food and ingredients wherever possible – often including vegetables grown in our own garden. There's a vegetarian option if required and care taken to follow other dietary needs.

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Toddlers 6 months – 2 years

These independent little people are given more choice in their days, though still within a carefully planned framework. There's a staff ratio of 1:4 to provide lots of guidance and helping hands. Room leaders are Jean and Lahna

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A typical day

8.00am
Arrival, good morning
9.00am
Circle time
9.15am
Set activity
9.45am
Snack time
10.00am
Outdoor play and sports
11.30am
Nappy change
11.45am
Story time then wash hands
12.00pm
Lunch
12.30pm
Sleep time
2.30pm
Wake up then brush teeth
2.45pm
Snack time
3.00pm
Outdoor play
3.45pm
Preparation for tea
4.00pm
Tea
4.30pm
Story
4.45pm
Activities/free play
6.00pm
Doors close

A typical menu

Breakfast
Selection of cereals, toast and fruit
Lunch
Roast turkey, couscous and sprouts
Apple cobbler and custard
Tea
Cheese and spinach tarts, with peas
Fruit platter

Mealtimes here are usually busy chatty sessions, with lots of requests for 'more please' .

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Preschool 6 months – 2 years

The children now are usually confident and skilful little learners, busy with creative and investigative activities, often with close friends and clear preferences. It's much more like being in a school reception class. Staffing ratio is 1: 8 and the team is led by Miss Nicola and Mr James..

A typical day

8.00am
Arrival, greet children
8.30am
Breakfast
9.00am
Group teaching time
9.30am
Activities
10.00am
Snack time
11.00pm
Outdoor play and sports
11.45am
Getting ready for lunch
12.00pm
Lunch
12.30pm
Sleep/quiet play
2.00pm
Activities
3.45pm
Preparation for tea
4.00pm
Tea
4.30pm
Brush teeth/story
5.00pm
Garden time
6.00pm
Doors close

A typical menu

Breakfast
Selection of cereals with toast and fruit
Lunch
Mexican lasagne, with sliced green beans
Homemade rice pudding
Tea
Jacket potatoes with cheese and sauteed mushrooms
pineapple and pears

Children are encouraged to help lay the tables and to clear away and often have the opportunity to choose and help themselves to dishes.

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