Green Room - 2-3 Years
At approximately the age of 2 the children will move up through the nursery in to our Green Room remaining within this room until they are ready to transition into our Pre-school which is normally around the age of 3. Our Green Room can hold up to 15 children with a staff to child ratio of 1:4.
This room continues to follow the Early Year’s Foundation Stage and children are encouraged to begin looking for and recognising their name and participating in group activities such as stories, singing and directed circle times. Within this room our a variety of baskets which play an important part in children’s literacy and numeracy development as well as their communication, listening and understanding skills. We use these during circle and story times in order for the children to understand the structure of stories as well as encouraging them to repeat familiar phrases. The children have the opportunity to access the activities they would like to join in with throughout the day and the staff are there to help enhance the children’s learning and skills. Through the use of low level displays around the room we start to introduce, numbers, colours, alphabet and shapes using interactive displays for the children to have fun and get involved with. Each child is allocated a key worker who share information with the parents on a daily basis through Parentzone.
Children begin to build confidence and relationships with both peers and carers and are also prepared for their move up in to the Pre-school. At this important stage, staff are ready to help support parents with children’s development, liaising carefully on the correct times to implement toilet training and possibly reducing sleep times. As part of this leap into independence, children are encouraged to manage their own personal hygiene more effectively, washing faces and hands independently.
Physical play is an important part of the children’s development; they love to do music and movement sessions and have lots of fun in the spacious garden. They also enjoy trips out into the local community.