The importance of physical development is promoted by our staff following our involvement in Blaby District Council's 'Active Bean Club' and the 'Parent Play Project' run by Ben Kingston-Hughes, renowned play specialist.
Literacy; Mathematics; Understanding the World; Expressive Arts and Design, plus nurturing Characteristics of Effective Learning, such as:
painting/mark-making/chalking – encourages early writing skills, creativity and imagination.
collage/junk modelling/construction/puzzles – helps with hand-eye co-ordination.
sand/playdough/cornflour/water – stimulates sensory awareness and basic maths.
role play/dressing up – encourages conversation, imagination and social skills.
singing/story-telling/music – encourages communication and early literacy skills.
dance & movement/sit & ride vehicles, outside play – encourages co-ordination, core stability and playing co-operatively.
We also hold ‘Stay & Play’ sessions; annual Sports Morning; Nativity service; and have special visitors from within the community, such as police officers, fire fighters and the school crossing patrol.
We have a permanent team of eight staff, most of whom work on a part-time yet regular basis to ensure continuity for the children.
All staff have up-to-date training in the Safeguarding of Children and Paediatric First Aid. Basic Makaton signing is used by all staff, with one staff member having a broader knowledge.
"experienced, friendly staff who are always very welcoming"
"I loved the stimulating, nurturing and wonderfully caring environment"
"large child-friendly areas, easy to access"
Page last updated:1 March 2018