The Moon room is on the ground floor across two rooms of the nursery with direct access into the two garden spaces. The rooms are bright and spacious and has access to an enclosed outdoor play area with free-flow access.
A big part of the children’s learning takes place outside. We have clearly defined areas across the rooms the conservatory room is home to our book corner, a large role play area, small world and construction space. Our other room focusses on creativity and messy play children are able to experiment with paint, collage, sand and water play. Messy play is very popular and the children love to explore the different textures- it may be ‘Dinosaurs in jelly’, ‘Penguins in ice’ or ‘Washing our dolls’ with lots of bubbles but it always creates lots of communication between the children.
Children play outside in our secure, enclosed garden. Children have free-flow access into the garden during the summer months and we have a covered classroom area so that we can make full use of the outdoors. Children develop their gross motor skills with hoops, balls, digging and making mud pies. There are even worms for those who want to see.
Because of the more structured learning pace in the moon room, this encourages the children to work with others, communicate their needs and gain an increased understanding of the world around them and how it works. With daily teaching moments children are learning about shapes, colours and numbers through fun and stimulating play. Story time, role play, small world play, art, construction and table top activities are on offer our staff will support your child’s learning through a mix of adult led and child led play
Our large role play area is loved by the children and regularly changes from a castle to a hospital, an airport or even Santa’s Grotto.
We work with parents to follow your usual home routine. After lunch we have a quiet area and cosy bed mats for those who still need that gentle nap. We also follow your child’s routine when offering potty training support.
“Staff support children’s imagination and language and communication skills well, particularly their enjoyment of books. Ofsted 2017