Lakehouse Nursery - Portishead

BS5A6028We understand that choosing the right care for your precious toddler is an extremely important decision. Children usually join the Sunshine room at around 2 years old and from the first time you visit we will work with you to ensure that you and your child are comfortable in our surroundings and you are given as much information as possible to help you make an informed decision. We want you to feel proud of your child care choice.

Every child is different and therefore you will meet the team to discuss the routine, activities and your insights into your child’s needs at this important stage of their development.  With this information we are then able to tailor your toddler’s introduction to best suit both your needs. Our 2 to 3 room has been purposefully designed to provide a warm, homely and stimulating environment with a staff ratio of at least one highly trained nursery practitioner to every four children

If your child is moving from our baby room, we arrange short visits for them well in advance. This gives them time to familiarise themselves with their new room, introduce them to new friends and reunite with those that have moved before them. They will also spend time with their new key worker exploring all the new and exciting resources and designing a name plate for their coat peg.

BS5A6118BS5A6415During their day at nursery, your child will have the opportunity to play in the garden, be creative and take part in music and movement sessions. They will have free access to the sand and water trays that are filled with a variety of malleable and liquid mediums to help develop physical and sensory skills.  There is also a choice of games, puzzles and construction equipment.  The book corner is filled with a wide variety of books which children can look at by themselves as well as being read to in small groups.  The children are encouraged to consider others by sharing and turn taking.

BS5A6508We have a ‘free flow’ environment where children are encouraged to make choices about the activities they would like to take part in. This could be dressing up in the Home Corner, painting, baking, and taking part in a planned activity, to activities that can be BS5A6110enjoyed whatever the weather in our outdoor play area.

At this age children will usually still have a sleep after lunch, when we ensure the room is softly lit and gentle music played to aid restful sleep and a much needed recharging of batteries!!

This is an important stage where children are quickly developing their independence. Potty training can begin at any time and is always planned in close consultation with parents as mutual co-operation and consistency are so important.  We will discuss the routine and strategies needed to
BS5A6100support your child and keep you informed of progress.  By working together we are sure of a successful and stress free outcome!  
At the end of each session the team will give you an overview of your child’s day.

Sunshine and Rainbow rooms work closely together and often join for play, parties and special events. This enables children to learn from each other and also become familiar with the team and environment in our Rainbow Pre-school room.

We provide all meals, nappies, creams and sun creams.  We only ask that you bring a change of clothes.  All our meals are freshly prepared on site using locally sourced produce where possible. We cater for all dietary preferences and requirements and will discuss this in depth with you on registration.

For your piece of mind 100% of our staff are fully qualified and have a Paediatric First Aid certificate.

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