“Staff provide an extremely welcoming and attractive environment” Ofsted
Our creative conservatory
Here children can use a range of materials and mark making tools to paint, print, collage, sculpt or design any creation they wish. The limit is only the child’s imagination. Here you will also find our sand and water exploration areas
Our main room
Within the main room, you will first see our fabulous role play area which changes regularly according to the interests of the children. This is a great area to fire up the child’s imagination and is very popular with all the children.
Here we also have a graphics area where children develop and practice their mark making and writing skills and a computer station with 2 touchscreen PC’s.
You will find our small world and construction areas here too. There is a wealth of construction equipment here, ranging from Duplo to large bricks, Mobilo, sticklebricks and much more. We have a small world farm, fire station, dolls house, space station… oh and a very popular train set to name just a few. There is something to inspire every child!
Our quiet room
Here is a reflective area, where many books, puzzles and puppets are located. A quiet space to settle down and relax, cuddle up on one of the sofas and just relax.
Our discovery room.
This room is used for small adult supported groups. A place to discover and learn those new skills that require more adult focus. Here, amongst other things, is a light table to explore translucent and coloured objects. There is also a new woodworking bench, for children to learn the skill of joining and cutting wood. This room is also used for 1 to 1 sessions with children and for small adult supported activities and games.
Our sensory room
This is very much a calm space where children can explore light and quiet sounds. There is a lighted bubble tube here, a light table and the lighting of the room can be changed to almost any shade of colour. Within the room is also our ’feelings’ area, where children can come and explore the resources quietly with an adult and talk about how they are feeling in a supportive way.
Our garden is so full of opportunity to learn and develop so many skills in a safe and secure setting.
There is a gorgeous muddy kitchen with potion bottles mixing bowls. and a giant wooden spoon!
A playhouse where children can pretend to be whoever they want to be.
A minibeast area, where children can hunt out and explore the world of our smallest creatures with magnifying glasses.
A fairy garden with a secret door hidden in the tree!
The herb garden for children to explore their sense of smell.
Our flower garden where the children grow the most enormous sunflowers…
All this as well as bikes, trikes, balancing beams, tunnels, tents, stilts, climbing steps, hoops, parachutes and much more.
Our mini farm
Beyond the gate is our farm school area. Children access this area in small groups led by the staff. Here is our allotment where particularly during the spring and summer months the children busily tend the fruits and vegetables they have planted. The chickens, guinea pigs, and tortoises can also be found here in their runs. The children learn how to care for animals and collect the chicken’s eggs under the supervision and support of the adults. The area has its own handwash station to ensure cleanliness and also has a den area for small groups to explore or sit for stories on the tree trunk stools.