Welcome to Little Acorns class.
Our Nursery Environment
Our nursery has a spacious room and a large natural outdoor area. We celebrate the four seasons looking at how we can connect with nature each and every day and use the opportunities to learn about the natural world around us.
We create an environment to enjoy the feeling or moment and a place where children can feel comfortable to snuggle down or explore with confidence. Children have access to many different resources including natural and authentic objects that will promote the children to be curious little learners.
We value working with parents as partners by ensuring we form positive relationships so that together, we can support the children to become content and confident learners which will help prepare them for moving into our 3 year old Nursery, Blossoms class.
Morning Nursery sessions start at 8.40am to 11.40pm and afternoon sessions begin at 12.30pm to 3.30pm. We also offer lunch sessions from 11.40am-12.30pm which allows your child to attend the nursery for a full day. Before and after school provision is also available to our nursery children. We are flexible with the sessions we provide our families meaning your child can attend for morning or afternoon sessions, full days or a full week.
Little Acorns class is organised so children have time to be involved in adult directed activities and in their own initiated activities. Children are encouraged to make decisions and supported to solve problems. The children become more independent in their learning, and develop skills, which will enable them to become successful students as they grow older. The Early Years educators have a great understanding of the children’s development and how to support the children to reach their personal targets. While immersing themselves into the children’s play the staff differentiate their questioning and input to meet the needs of each child in Little Acorns class.
There are several elements within the daily routine. Children and staff come together for registration time at the start of each nursery session. Children participate in daily maths and literacy that takes place through their play in the environment.
Literacy lessons are planned daily. We read and discuss stories, poems and information books. Our stories and books are chosen to focus on children's current interests and reflect the Literacy objectives within the Early Years Framework. Children may stay as one group for story time or split into smaller groups to allow children to receive greater adult interaction, complete engaging activities and provide greater opportunities for the educators to tailor the sessions to the children’s individual learning needs.
In the Early Years we realise the importance of developing children’s vocabulary. We use a wide range of books and stories to help extend children’s vocabulary. Please help to support this by reading with your child every day at home. The more children hear and use new words the more they can remember them. Children who have a wider range of vocabulary often make the best progress at school.
Maths is planned to be engaging and active and take place in the indoor and outdoor environment. The educators provide children with opportunities to develop and improve their skills in counting in everyday contexts, comparing amounts sizes and weights, noticing patterns, experimenting with space and shape and understanding some talk about time.
Click on the link to find out more about the Early Years Foundation Stage framework –
Click on the link to find games and ideas on how to further support your child’s development at home. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zks4kmn
If you would like to speak to a member of staff please contact us via the class dojo or contact the nursery manager via email, email@example.com
Mrs Berrisford, Mrs Mayren and Mrs Bell