The Farm

The Farm (From 6 Months to 2 year)

In The Farm we provide a caring ‘Home from Home’ orientated ethos and environment that builds and promotes a young child's relationships which promotes feelings of being security and self-confident.

The children are cared for by well-qualified, experienced, friendly and familiar staff that interact and play with the children throughout their time in Nursery encouraging their learning and development we enhance this by using our older children as good role models that promote age appropriate communication and sharing during their time in the Nursery.

Inside Play

The room is a large, light, airy, carpeted and comfortable. All furniture is arranged so as to encourage large motor development – crawling, rolling, reaching, pulling up, cruising, and walking. All toys, resources and activities are arranged at low levels for easy access and self-choice by all children whatever their age and stage of development this promotes their independence. We have a comfy sofa for enjoying cuddles and exploring books together, and for pleasurable bottle ‘feed’ times. Within the room we have a comfortable bedroom, furnished with basket treasure-cots for sleep-time and that young children can access and choose to use when tired. Full nappy changing facilities are also to hand in one of the adjoining side rooms.

Outside Play

The Farm has a safe and secure sheltered outdoor play area which is accessed directly from the room to enable the children ‘free-flow’ promoting learning both indoors and outdoors. Children are encouraged to use the sandpit, slide, and ride on toys and sensory pictures in this area.

Key person

So as to promote a feeling of security for both the child and their parents/carers we encourage a close bond with a ‘Key-Person’ who endeavours to be available at all times. The ‘Key Person’ will meet their Key-Child's individual needs through observing their stage of development and their emotional and physical needs and their interests.

Daily routine

In The Farm the children are able to partake in activities of their own choosing to promote their personal interests as well as adult-directed and adult-initiated activities and explore and investigate resources that enhance their developmental learning in all areas of the EYFS.

Meal times, drinks and snacks

These are obviously adapted to the child's own individual needs and children are provided with both a morning and afternoon healthy snack, often of fruit, crackers and breadsticks. All children from the Nursery join together for their lunch so that the older children can model good eating habits to the younger children.

Out and about

In The Farm the children regularly visit the local library, the park, the ducks and often go on walks around the village.