The ‘Discoverers Room’ because scientists, young and old, discover through what they do.
The qualified and caring staff team in The Discoverers Room look after children up to 18 months of age. It has a homely feel, secure nappy changing facilities with an adjoining sleep room and separate dining room. We are happy to feed your baby expressed milk or formula supplied by you. Feeding and sleeping are gently worked into a routine which suits each child’s individual needs.
Each child’s day is flexible, different and led by the needs of the child, in discussions with the parents and the child’s key person. Care is taken to ensure a smooth transition from home to nursery.
The children benefit from a variety of daily activities that range across the learning areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage. Resources and activities are offered to the non-mobile children, whereas continuous provision is accessible at the children’s level so that mobile children can access them independently and develop their social and physical skills. Activities take place both indoors and outdoors; plenty of space to discover the world around them and develop their movement. Their room is an age appropriate base for them but they will also be learning and playing alongside children of many different ages who will support them and model learning to them.
The focus on each child’s development is equalled by the all-important fun, cuddles, love, and a sense of security in a warm and caring environment.
Children are not limited to this room and move on to the next room when they are developmentally ready. They also have access to a variety of other rooms and experiences in the local community during their day.
Our sleep room is located in an adjoining room, so that your child can continue to have their sleep at the time of the day that suits them. The room is temperature controlled, cots are a measured distance apart to meet guidelines, and your child will have their own bedding, that no other child will use. The bedding is washed weekly. If you provide a comforter for your child we will make sure that they have that when they go for their sleep to ensure routines are kept consistent.
Characteristics of Effective Learning
Playing and exploring
Creating and thinking critically
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Communication and Language
Understanding the World
Expressive Arts and Design