24 to 47 months
Growing and Learning
Our objective is to provide your child with childcare of the highest standard. Between the ages of 2 and 3 years children grow rapidly and increasingly develop their character. We help this growth and development by providing challenging and stimulating experiences in line with our policies, that take account a child's individual needs, their interests and choices, as well as encouraging the involvement of parents and carers, to build on what has been learnt at home.
All our children follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). Using the EYFS framework we plan exciting activities for the children in order to keep them interested and motivated.
Joining Barn Owls
Joining a new floor is a big step for every child but it doesn't have to be difficult or upsetting. We work to ensure that the transition will be smooth, whether it's from Snowy Owl’s floor or from home. We believe it is important for your child to feel comfortable in their new environment from day one and to enjoy the company of the other children in the group.
Every new child is given pre-starts in Barn Owls before they officially change floors to enable them to get used to their new surrounding and familiarise themselves with new children and staff.
We believe that every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support to fulfil their full potential. Our floor is always well planned and structured to ensure children’s individual needs are met. We keep the environment brightly decorated with attractive wall displays showing the children's work. We always set up exciting activities that are well designed to reflect the curriculum whilst ensuring the best facilities are provided for each child's individual learning and development needs.
The Barn Owls follow a regular routine so that the children feel comfortable and settled. The day consists of fun learning activities based around play. The children are given ample opportunity to play in the garden and, of course, the day is structured to include mealtimes. After lunch, the children have the opportunity to sleep for an hour and a half. This is at each parent’s discretion so please let us know if you wish for your child to have an afternoon nap.
The routine is kept on the wall in our room. However, if you would like a copy, please let us know.
The children are provided with fun activities that will help them learn and develop. We believe it is important for children to be allowed a degree of independence in their activities.
Key Person and Communication
As with all floors, your child will be allocated a key person when starting in Barn Owls. This particular member of staff will have special responsibility for your child and will act as a key point of contact between you and the nursery. We believe it is important for good channels of communication to exist between parents and the nursery, so we encourage you to contact us if you have any concerns.