Holborough Day Nursery is run from the ground floor of the large, recently built Providence House building on the Holborough Lakes Housing Development.
The ground floor is divided into three main areas:
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Children are in this room from ages 3 months to approximately 18 months (at which point parents/carers and staff agree exactly when each child is ready to move to the toddler room).
The children benefit from their own quiet room, positioned in an area directly off the playroom where they can rest and sleep comfortably in cots.
They enjoy a range of tactile activities including flour play, rice play and foam play.
The children constantly experience sensory play with lights, wind chimes and other materials, where they can relax or be stimulated as required.
They have access to a wide range of toys appropriate to their age and development.
Children are offered freshly prepared foods whilst weaning following which the the staff will gradually introduce carbohydrates and proteins following instructions from parents/carers.
Parents/carers are asked to provide milk, nappies and wipes for their child/children.
Mealtimes are in the playroom, where the children face each other to promote social interaction. Children have access to drinking water throughout the day as and when required.
With permission from parents/carers, children are taken for walks using buggies around the Holborough Lakes Housing Development. Additionally, they have a closed off area in the outdoor play area for them to explore safely.
The staff within the baby room focus on the child’s Personal, Social and Emotional development, they focus on a home from home sense of feeling and concentrate on the children feeling secure and happy while in our care. They are focused much more on our Key Person approach this is beneficial for both children and parents.
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Children in this room vary in age from approximately 18 months to approximately 30 months.
The nursery children benefit from their own changing room positioned in a room directly off of the playroom where they can be changed. Children are encouraged to brush their teeth after lunch in the Toddler Room. Children can access a range of toys appropriate to their age and participate daily in activities such as painting, sticking, cooking, sand, water, flour play, rice play and foam play.
The children have access to the garden straight from their room, where they will go outside in the outdoor play area or go for a walk around the development. During the day, they will also have free flow activity time with access to the outdoor play area. Mealtimes are in the playroom, where the children are encouraged to begin to be more independent and eating behaviours are further developed. Children have access to drinking water throughout the day as and when required.
Children in this room sleep on mats with the supervision from a member of staff in their playroom.
The staff will focus their planning around the prime areas of learning taken from the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) as detailed below.
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Children in this room vary in age from approximately 30 months to 5 years.
The Pre-school is designed to help the children to grow and develop with the benefit of promoting independence and encouraging them to take control of their choices of activities and learning styles.
The children benefit from their own cloakroom area where they can hang their belongings, use the toilets and wash their hands.
They are able to enjoy a balance of free flow time and adult led activity time where they can use a range of toys appropriate to their age and participate in activities such as painting, sticking, music, dancing, stories, songs, cooking, flour play, rice play, role-play, foam play and play dough.
The children go outside in the playground twice every day and sometimes go and explore the wider environment around the development.
Mealtimes are in the playroom where the children are encouraged to be independent by serving their own meals and feeding themselves and appropriate table behaviour further encouraged. Children have access to drinking water throughout the day as and when required.
Children may still be in nappies in this room and we have suitable changing facilities in both areas.
The staff within this room will focus their planning the both Prime and Specific areas of learning taken from the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) as detailed below.
Children can access a huge range of activities and toys which are laid out in the seven development areas; these are both the Prime and Specific areas of learning taken form the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), which are: