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Sunrise Nursery

Throughout the day we enjoy playing and having fun with the children, hearing their laughter and filling their day with different and exciting activities.  We encourage the children to use their imagination, develop problem solving skills, use expressive language, take some control of their day and interact well.  In this way we ensure they develop in all the areas of learning.

 

The children will now be able to cope with a little more framework to their day, but we are also very flexible to individual needs and desires.  All our activities are guided by the EYFS and the 6 areas of learning. Every day our stimulating and fun activities include:

 

Wet and dry tactile play, such as playdough, sand, water, tea leaves, rice and cornflour, as well as nature’s materials such as leaves, twigs and conkers.  Having fun with these natural elements encourages imagination and allows exploration of a variety of different textures and consistencies.

 

Art and craft: We really enjoy creating, whether it be junk modelling, free painting or sticking.  We use lots of different tools for our projects such as brushes, fingers, feet or sponges.  The purpose of these creative activities is the experience of participating and enjoying.  The end product, be it a sunflower, a cat or a rocket is a bonus.

                               

Role play: Every two weeks we change our role play area.  During this period the children can use their imaginations to make up games and different scenarios using the props and toys provided.  We have a shop selling shoes, clothes, books or groceries, as well as a garden centre, a baby room, a house, a doctor’s surgery, a hair salon, a travel agency and a restaurant.

 

We cook every week, linking in with our projects where possible and taking into account each child’s dietary needs. We try to eat our cooking for afternoon tea so the children can enjoy the warm fruits of their labour whilst all the aromas are still in their room.  

 

We have a lovely book and cosy corner where the children can go and read a book from our large library of books, or simply have some quiet time.  The books are changed every month and show representations of all cultures, ages and walks of life.  Staff are always on hand to read stories to individuals and small groups.  We also have time during each day for a whole group story time.

 

We love to play outside, whatever the weather.  In the summer we enjoy picking our own cherries, apples and plums, from our large garden, which we eat for snack and use in our cooking.  The door to our front garden is open for most of the day so that the children can chose to play inside or outside.  This ‘freeflow play’ is very important in the EYFS and is given equal status and attention as the indoor environment.  We take our toys and books outside and our art and craft comes too!  We also grow potatoes, beans, tomatoes  and many other plants, vegetables and herbs in our garden, which we use in our cooking. We are currently watching our 'mini' orchard flourish and grow, right beside our smaller garden.

 

In the Toddlers Room we love singing and dancing.  Every day the toddler children and staff enjoy some songs all together.  The children will often choose which songs they wish to sing and dance to.  We love to listen and dance to a wide variety of music as well as using instruments to make some music of our own.  

 

 

 

 

Welcome to the Toddler Room

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