Green Room: A more structured room catering for children aged over 2 1/2 and leaving for ‘big’ school.

The room is carefully divided into areas of provision (play!) to encourage children’s concentration and focus. These include a technology workshop where children have the freedom to create ‘junk’ models, a construction area where they face the challenges of designing and building structures, a well equipped listening area where their independence is encouraged as the children explore media technology when selecting story tapes to enjoy along with a computer allowing them to practice developing ICT skills and much, much more!

Themes are developed through following the children’s current interests and exciting activities are provided to challenge their natural ability and stretch their developing skills.

Children enjoy activities based on letter and number recognition and have access to resources and equipment which encourage early writing skills. Qualified, experienced staff support them in gaining the confidence that will give them the very best start as they prepare for ‘big school’.

The largest of all the rooms, this light and spacious room caters for up to 27 pre school children with a minimum staff ratio of 1:8.

An activity plan follows EYFS requirements and activities reflect upon children’s current interests. This activity plan also includes introducing numbers and letters and continues working with shapes and colours as well as music, song and dance.

From time to time we have visits from Zoo lab, Drame and French. Meal plans are displayed on the notice for parents’ information.

The room is geared to prepare our children for school and we hope to provide a secure foundation for later learning. Childhood is an important period in itself and we want all children to have an enjoyable and satisfying experience here at Cliffe House Day Nursery.