These rooms generally accommodate children who are aged between 18 months to 3 years, although they may transition to one of our preschool rooms slightly earlier.
A ‘free flow’ environment will be maintained where children will be given the opportunity to move around the room, exploring and discovering, utilising a wide and varied range of equipment. Practitioners will plan activities ensuring all stages of development are catered for and met. Children will work closely with their key person, spending time during morning and afternoon sessions, in small group time.
There is a wet/messy area, for sand, water, clay/dough, paint/art and craft activities, where children can develop imaginary/creative skills. Children can develop and extend their imagination through play opportunities in the role play area, exploring the world and discovering how other people feel.
A construction area offers opportunities where they can develop gross and fine motor skills, along with discovering simple scientific and mathematical concepts. There is a book area where language/listening skills are developed through storytelling, a mark making area where children will be encouraged to find the appropriate materials to start and develop hand to eye co-ordination developing, early writing skills, whilst fine motor control is developed in cutting and gluing activities. Children also have the opportunity to access the balcony as and when they wish.