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Woodlands Nursery

Babies

Our baby room is warm and cosy so that our youngest children feel secure and settle quickly. The children are looked after by experienced and qualified staff whose aim is to follow the children's home routines as closely as possible and to meet each individual child's needs.

The babies are given lots of cuddles and attention and are encouraged to reach their developmental milestones at their own individual pace. The older babies can play freely with more challenging activities such as sand, water, painting, construction toys, jigsaws, imaginative play etc.

There is a nappy changing area and we provide FREE nappies and wipes. A sleep area is provided and a relaxation area within the quieter corner of the room where the children can rest in peace and quiet. Children are encouraged to play outside daily on the sheltered deck and sensory room which lead directly from the baby room. Weather permitting; the children are taken for a walk in the local area.

Staff work with parents when it comes to weaning and will offer advice and support. All our food is freshly prepared and young babies are introduced to pureed fruit and vegetables and finger foods until they are ready to eat the same foods as the other children, which is pureed, mashed, chopped and then served with cutlery. All children regardless of age sit around a table as this is an important social occasion at whatever age.

Toddlers

The Fox Cubs room has been designed to give the children more independence and confidence in preparation for pre-school. There are two play rooms and a bathroom with two toilets, sinks and changing table all within a secure area, supporting the children with potty training.

The children experience a well-planned day that balances structured activities and free flow play onto the sheltered decking and into the large garden.

Our staff team in this area plan play experiences that cater for all aspects of each individual child's development and takes full account of national and local curriculum guidelines.

Children are encouraged to share and take turns and respect their friends. Staff make strong bonds with the children and spend key person time in small groups to support early communication.

Badgers

After children have had their 2 year check with the health visitor (usually at 2 years 4 months we prepare them to move through to the big room at the nursery. Staff work alongside families to prepare children for the transition to lower pre-school. Nursery children are joined every day by our sessional pre-school children which gives them the opportunity to make new friends who they may end up going to school with.

Our main emphasis of learning will still be through play, while children will be encouraged to experience arts and crafts, early maths, science, language and physical development. We want to be able to provide children with confidence and the ability to communicate effectively with each other and their carers and therefore easing the transition to school.

The garden enables children to free-flow in all weathers and to enjoy den building, the mud kitchen, the large sand pit and many more activities.

We want to offer your child a provision that supports and extends knowledge, skills, understanding and confidence and helps them overcome any disadvantages so they enjoy school and achieve their best in life.

Testimonials:

Park Lane offers a highly professional and conciencious service and I would horoughly recommend them.

Mike Haines

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