Children are the heartbeat to our establishment and all our rooms reflect that. We have 4 rooms which are specially designed to meet the developmental needs of our children. Each room is filled with exciting toys to inspire and encourage development as well as making each child’s day with us interesting and enjoyable.
Baby Room (3 months – 2 years)
Our Baby Room is dedicated for the under 2’s. Its cosy atmosphere is perfect for our little children. There are cosy areas for sleeping and quite time so our Babies have a chance to rest and be quiet if they choose to.
With the nappy changing area and milk kitchen located in the room, staff are with the children at all times offering complete care to each individual child throughout the day.
The room is equipped with sensory toys, materials and fun things to investigate as our babies learn best when they are exploring the world around them. Staff plan activities for their individual Key Children with the aim of encouraging their development across the 3 main areas of learning – Physical Development, Personal, Social and Emotional Development and Communication and Language.
33a Bexley Road, Erith, DA8 1SH
Toddler Room (2-3 years)
Around two years we start to transition children into our Toddler Room. This transition is made as smooth as possible with the Key Person moving with them for a few settles, encouraging them to get to know the staff and children in the new room and helping them to feel comfortable and confident in their new surroundings.
The toddler Room is where children begin to actively experience all 7 areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum in a very fun and interesting way. Creative activities and messy play are planned regularly and the children love nothing more than the chance to get messy! There are also lots of opportunities for the Toddlers to venture out into the local community to visit the park, train station and even some local shops to help develop their understanding of the world.
We all know Toddlers enjoying being outside. The children will have access into our beautiful garden they will be able to maximise the use of their outdoor classroom. There will be opportunities to promote physical development with balancing, climbing and running as well as developing an understanding of the world through growing and caring for our own fruit and vegetable plants.
Pre-school (3-5 year olds)
Our Pre-school room is bright and airy with lots of space for learning and development.
We focus on all 7 areas of learning within the EYFS
- Communication and language
- Physical development
- Personal, social and emotional development
- Understanding of the world
- Expressive arts and design
With the help of our Early Years Teacher we encourage the children to experiment, investigate and develop in all areas. We regularly observe and track the progress of our children which allows us to tailor activities to the children’s interests and areas of development. There are adult lead activities to teach specific skills and feed various interests as well as lots of child initiated activities dispersed throughout to allow freedom to express and create independently.
We have a real focus on independence throughout Pre-school from tidying up toys, putting on coats, going to the toilet, even serving and scraping their own plates at meal times. While independence is very important there are always staff on hand to help and give encouragement when needed.
Sending out school ready children is our ultimate aim, providing opportunities for our children to develop the skills they need to settle into big school, make new friends and enjoy their future education. Prior to starting school, we will build links with the local schools, introducing uniforms, teachers and routines so that the move goes as smoothly as possible. Time in Preschool concludes with Graduation. A special time to say farewell to those children heading off to school. We will have a real ceremony with gowns and certificates and then a party afterwards to celebrate.