Rabbits Room – from 0 months to 2 years
Rabbits is a fun and stimulating series of rooms offering a safe and warm place for children to play and develop their newly found skills. Staff and parents work closely together to aid the children’s developing needs.
In Rabbits Room we offer the children a wide variety of sensory and exploratory activities and experiences. A typical day in Rabbits Room will include some of the following activities. Time in the playrooms, where children will have access to resources (such as sorting toys, pop-up toys, jigsaws and musical toys). They will explore materials and books and will engage in imaginative play using the doll’s house, animals, cars and trains. Time in the Creative Room doing ‘messy’ activities such as painting, jelly or pasta play, playdough, sand and water.
Time outside, either in one of our gardens or off for a walk exploring our wonderful woodland and gardens. Treasure Baskets & Heuristic Play. These sessions involve the children exploring and manipulating everyday, household objects, rather than commercially made toys.
The objects can be used in a much more open-ended way, so the children become involved and independent in their play. Resources include tins, mug trees, cardboard tubes, bead necklaces, gift boxes, corks, metal and wooden items.
During the day we make full use of our space and beautiful surroundings. As the children arrive in the morning they come into the main play room. We then break off into smaller groups suitable to the children’s age and stage of development. All children have access to the creative room and the outdoors. The older children will also have the chance to develop their skills further whilst playing in a room dedicated to their stage of development.
Even our youngest children play outside, come rain or shine. We have double buggies, with rain covers, for walks in the grounds and equipment for our babies to use in the garden. In the summer we get the paddling pool out and on rainy days we provide the children with waterproof coats and wellies to splash in the puddles.
When you collect your child from the nursery you will be given a written (for children up to 1 year) or verbal summary of your child’s day. This includes; what your child has eaten, how long they have slept for and the activities they have been involved in. If you would prefer the written summary to continue after your child’s 1st birthday then please speak to their keyperson. Staff will be available to discuss any concerns/needs when you drop off or collect your child.