OUR NURSERY ROOMS
Our setting provides a safe, nurturing, and engaging environment for children to learn and grow. Our dedicated and qualified staff team are passionate about providing the highest quality of care and education for each child, supporting their individual needs and interests.
We offer a range of age-appropriate activities and resources that foster creativity, promote resilience, curiosity, and social skills, helping them develop into confident and independent learners. We prioritise the children’s wellbeing and happiness of every child, and we work in partnership with parents and carers to ensure a smooth and positive transition into our care.
Our babies spend their time in our specially designed room, welcoming children from the age of three months to two years. The space is created with all the children’s needs in mind and built as the perfect environment for them to begin to explore the world around them.
We have a dedicated and trained staff team to look after the babies whilst they are in our care. The staff ratio for this group is three children to one adult. This enables staff to provide the intimate care your child needs, and understanding them as an individual. Doing this also helps staff to work in partnership with parents and carers and allows the continuation of home routines.
In addition, your baby’s development is focused on three prime areas. These are:
Communication and language
Personal, social and emotional development
Not only do we focus on these key areas, but we also weave development through your child’s day. We achieve this by talking and role-modelling with them during their play in our stimulating environment.
At Little Shining Lights, children between the ages of 2 years and 3 years old are welcomed into this group. The space is well planned and matches their inquisitiveness and energy. The space is filled with learning resources that are always accessible to them.
With your child’s growing independence, their reliance on adults is eased slightly and we ensure that each staff member has no more than four children to support.
Toddlers continue to develop with a focus on the three prime areas and are more fully introduced to four more specific areas that support their growing enthusiasm for exploring their world. These are:
Understanding the world
Expressive art and design.
As our Toddlers go about their play, our educators sprinkle texts, books, sounds and numbers around them, promoting their curiosity.
There will always be space and opportunity for them to create their own work and art, being encouraged to have a go themselves, inspired by the world around them.
The Preschoolers embark on their school readiness with us at around three years old, enjoying an enriching, learning environment, which fully supports their individual needs through individual play and group activities.
Within our preschool room, there are some guided areas such as a construction area, home corner, book area, and creative spaces for music and art. To complement these, we provide a range of areas and activities which serve different purposes to inspire your child’s imagination and role play. They'll be able to safely explore feelings and friendships, develop problem-solving, and have space available where they can have quiet time and reflection.
Their time in the preschool environment leads them towards starting their school journey, where their first year at school sees them complete their Early Years Foundation Stage journey that began at our nursery.