This room is an exciting room where we have a role play room, sensory areas and an open plan room giving the children a real sense of adventure. The age range for the children in this space are aged 30 months to school age. The ratio is 1 adult to 8 children as the children at this age are becoming more independent. We take the children to our enclosed garden which also includes an allotment for the children to grow their own healthy food. The children can explore the woods which are close by. We do a number of activities to suit each age, stage and ability and ensure that the seven areas of learning are offered throughout the room. The Snowy Owl children follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Principles and participate in activities that will gently prepare them for school. We have gym time sessions where the children learn listening skills and join in group games. Healthy, physically active children are more likely to be academically motivated and active and physical competence builds self-esteem at every age. We have trips to the woods where the children can run around and explore, sensory time and as well as good old story and singing time.
We focus on building the children's independence. We encourage the children to self-serve their own meals under close adult supervision. We aim to give the children choice as much as possible with a rolling snack time. The children have formed a council which gives the children a voice on what they would like in the room and what they would like to do. The children also have a library where they are encouraged to choose a book once a week to take home and share with parents.
Every day the children practice phonics (phase 1 & 2) using fun and interactive games and activities. We really believe in engaging the children to ensure the best learning outcome.
We aim to provide many different opportunities for the children to develop and experience the outdoor environment. We have a large sand pit, creative activities, footballs, bikes and scooters, a mud kitchen, a cosy home corner, a construction area, chalk boards, a wooden obstacle course and a bug area.
There is a bathroom attached to the room, this has two children sized toilets and sinks. At this stage the children are generally potty trained and able to use the toilet and wash their hands successfully and independently although staff are always close by to support if needed.
We accept 15 hour funding if your child attends 5 half days or 2 full days per week. We will allocate all 15 hours towards this cost and you would pay the difference each month. We also accept 30 hour funding if your child attends 3, 4 or 5 full days per week. If you would like funded only sessions we can provide these however only if we have availability, you may need to provide consumable costs. For this option please complete a request form, you will join a waiting list and we will contact you once a space becomes available.