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