Baby Unit

The Nursery has a large Baby Unit, which at full capacity can accommodate 12 children aged 0-2yrs.  It’s a big step starting nursery and we aim to make that transition as smooth as possible for parents and children. We offer settling in sessions which allows parents and children to become familiar with nursery and feel comfortable safe and secure so that they can make the most of their time here with us.

Each child will have a key worker and we feel that its important the children and staff get a chance to bond before starting nursery easing parent’s minds when children do start and helping the children to ease into nursery smoothly. As we are a small setting we can offer a tailored settling in package which suits each child as we know all children are different.

Staff are all very friendly and have lots of experience caring for babies and can offer advice if needed, we feel that it is a very welcoming environment. So much so that often parents stay during drop off and pick up to have a chat with their child key worker or even a little play with their babies after a long day at work! Parents area always welcome into nursery we love it when they come in to see us and so do the children! Stimulation is important at this stage and we have a variety activities and equipment to encourage this following the EYFS curriculum which is full explained during a show around of nursery.

Each child has a daily dairy which is a detailed book to take home with information regarding food, sleeps and activities throughout the day.

Book reading time at the Little Village Nursery.

Toddler Room

Once your child is nearing the age of two your key worker will discuss with parents about progressing onto the next stage of their nursery journey, the toddler room. Here the children enjoy free play as well as some adult lead activities inspired by the children’s own interests allowing them time to experiment with different activities such as:
Painting, jigsaws, sand, wet play, role play, construction, mark making and much much more. This is called continuous provision allowing the children to have choices and decide for themselves what they want area they wish to play. Children will have their own key worker and this member of staff is on hand to discuss any problems queries or just general advice that parents may want to know. Most of our staff have been childcare for a long time and can be a knowledgeable source of information should parents need it. At this age children are growing in independence Little village fully supports parents with potty training whenever the parent decides is appropriate.

Pre-School

Our Pre-schoolers love going upstairs to our specialized pre-school rooms which are just that little bit more complex, challenging the children just that little bit more before they take their next steps into school. We provide a structured learning program following the EYFS that helps children with ‘school readiness’ and challenges the children to achieve their full potential while still having fun and learning through play. Each achievement is documented and learning tracked by your child’s Key Worker into their learning journey which is available for parents to look at and take home any time they like. We also have parents evenings twice a year which allows us to catch up and development at home as well as let parents discuss any concerns and have a look at their child’s learning.

The Little Nursery children.
The Little Village Nursery children playing along outside.

Outdoors

The children have the opportunity to play outside as often as possible. Climbing, running, bikes, balls, gardening, building, sand play, milk crates, tyres, water, painting with many of the same provisions available inside. Children are learning all the time they are playing. As well as outdoors we also have a nursery minibus which allows the children to go on lots of outings to the local community.

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