Exciting learning environments
Sprouts Room (20 months-2.5 yrs)
Our toddler room is a dedicated space specifically designed for our youngest children. Exciting activities are available for children to access themselves with help from our dedicated team of staff who know and understand exactly what it's like to be 2! There is free flow access to an outdoor space so there's plenty of room for the boundless energy of our youngest children.
While some are keen to investigate themselves, other children need reassurance and guidance as they begin to explore beyond the safety and security of their family. Building relationships and trust with new grown-ups can take time and we do this sensitively with guidance from parents and carers.
It's a time of life when everything is new and exciting! - learning is experiential, in the moment, hands-on and staff plan and respond to individuals interests and preferences.
Children are often beginning toilet training and staff happily work with families on this together with a good success rate!
Seedlings and Saplings Room (2.5-4yrs)
We have a beautiful room specifically designed for our 2.5, 3 and 4 year olds, with very experienced and skilled educators. There are a whole range of exciting areas and activities for children to access independently, where children learn with help and guidance from the adults. There is also free flow access to the large outdoor area throughout the sessions, where play and learning continue hand-in-hand. There are quiet areas too, in which children can relax, enjoy a book and chat with a friend or retreat to if everything becomes a bit overwhelming, with sensitive support from staff.
Every child is in a smaller key group with a Key Person who gets to know each child really well. While all adults know and work with all the children, their key Person will be the adult who gets to know your child best and plans for their individual needs and keeps records of their learning. They are also the main point of contact for parents and carers and are available to talk with and share advice.
Little Elms Babies
Coming at Easter 2022
12 months - 20 months
All the equipment and resources in the baby room have been specially chosen to help your baby’s stages of development. At this stage the emphasis is very much on play, but learning experiences are introduced subtlety to allow your child to flourish during the vital years of discovery.
Our Little Elms Babies room caters for up to six babies at a time with two adults caring for them at all times.
Our babies are free to explore our sensory and physical area and we provide plenty of opportunities for quiet, cosy time, interacting and simply having fun.
The freedom of playing outdoors is great fun for young children – running, climbing, jumping and exploring –but it is also critical for their development which is why we have thought carefully about our outdoor area.
It is paramount that our children are given the opportunity to have quality outdoor experiences during the Pre-School day. Playing outside is not all about being physical and developing gross and fine motor skills. Our children can access all areas of the curriculum and investigate the natural environment while gaining self-confidence, resilience and problem solving skills.