The Baby Room – We have a newly refurbished room that accommodates children up to the age 0-12 months allowing for more personal care and attention. Staff nurture children’s natural curiosity and support development such as learning to feed themselves, learning to crawl or walk and learning to explore the world around them. We encourage our babies to explore the world around them and have a vast range of resources that enable them as unique children to develop and gain skills and develop their senses through play.
We follow individual sleep and feeding patterns to maintain consistency with home life and to foster a feeling of security.
The Tots Room – The Tots room caters for children aged 12 months to 24 months and offers those little ones who are moving around a larger play space and develop physically. During this vital stage children develop and change so quickly that it is important that all their needs and interests are met. Children are encouraged to make their own choices and are able to freely access a wide range of resources – from role play and home corner areas to small world and construction; allowing children to be creative and use their own imaginations.
The Toddler Rooms – Tots quickly transform into toddlers and these rooms caterbfor children aged 24 to 36 months. Our dedicated early years practitioners are on hand to offer a wide variety of play and learning activities building on children’s natural desire to make relationships, explore and discover. We encourage their developing social awareness, and help their growing self-esteem, self-confidence and independence. These rooms are equipped with toys and resources that are age and stage specific to both challenge and enhance each individual child’s interests.
These rooms are in close proximity to a dedicated bathroom for Toddlers so when your child is showing signs of wanting to use the toilet, we can work closely with you and support this
We actively promote physical development opportunity, for example by jumping, climbing, running indoors and outdoors with safe supervision.
Pre School – Pre School is based outside within our award-winning Forest School facility; the first within the City of Salford in an early years setting. It was introduced in Spring 2020 in a completely redeveloped area of the nursery and our children learn by following the Forest School ethos and curriculum. This allows them the time and space to develop skills, interests and understanding through a diverse range of activities.
The Forest School is predominantly an outdoor learning facility where children experience the natural environment in and around the woodland areas attached to the nursery; a natural environment in all weathers. It affords them an opportunity to learn and acquire new skills in a completely different way under the close supervision of our qualified and experienced Forest School Leader. They are free to explore, investigate and problem solve whilst assessing their own risks. The Forest School also benefits from its own new and purpose built classroom which is used to extend the learning experiences of our children.
Our children are at one with nature and learn how to grow a range of plants, vegetables, herbs and spices and these are incorporated into our daily menus. They are aware of the food journey from the seed to the plate.
They also help to look after our Forest School chickens and rabbits, including feeding and keeping their enclosure clean as well as collecting any eggs that are laid. These are cooked on the fire pit for breakfast.
Outdoor Areas – Whatever your child’s age, our outdoor play areas are a vital resource in supporting each child’s fast growing physical abilities. We encourage them to challenge their skills while providing them with a sense of freedom and opportunities to be at one with nature, essential elements for early childhood.
Safeguarding all of our children is paramount and for their safety and security. CCTV is installed in each area including the outdoor areas.