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NEWS

 September 2018

Quainton Pre=School, after school club and holiday play scheme due to open!

Our day nursery is set in the beautiful village of Waddesdon.  Set across 2 floors, we care for children aged 3 months - 4 years.   The nursery is open 51 weeks a year, excluding public and Bank Holidays and the week between Christmas and New Year.

Little Tops Room - Babies and toddlers aged 3 months to 2 years with a 1:3 ratio.

 Babies have the space to move and explore in their environment both inside and out, and are given a wide range of opportunities to develop their senses and further their development through the Early Years Foundation Stage. Your baby’s Key Person will begin to make a secure attachment with your baby in order to help them settle into their new surroundings, which enables the Key Person to observe your baby’s interests and plan activities accordingly  to meet your baby’s individual needs.

Physical movements develop very rapidly, and within the room, where the babies have the space to move and explore in a safe environment. Outside there are even more ways for them to explore and move. Daily singing, storytelling and constant verbal communication aids the development of speech and language skills as the children learn to understand the importance of expressing their wants and needs. 

Within the room your baby’s emotional needs are continuously met. There is a separate sleep room within the room and this is monitored while the babies sleep. Each baby is an individual and we work with you by following your baby’s routine.

 Our toddlers are our walkers and crawlers who love to explore and investigate their surroundings. A wide range of activities are provided on a daily basis to help support your child’s development within the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Social skills are beginning to form and during the day you child will be given a wide range of  opportunities to develop these. Language skills and physical skills are also developed on a daily basis through singing, rhymes and stories and by having the space to move and explore.

Big Tops Room - Children aged 2 - 4 with a ratio of 1:4 for our 2 year olds and 1:8 for our 3 - 4's

The Big Top children are cared for on the first floor of the nursery.  They are now in the stage of development where they are increasingly independent, are able to select and access their own activities, build friendships and interests, and enjoy lots of gross motor skills such as running, climbing and balancing.  The Big Top children continue to work within the Early Years Foundation Stage.  Good communication and language skills are developing further.  Children will develop their knowledge and skills in other areas such as ICT, life cycles, math, and learn how to give meaning to their marks and craft.

Outside, the Big Top children have space to run and explore.  With access to a large area of artificial grass, safety surface and natural materials, the children can use their energy to play in the sandpit, on the climbing equipment and bikes as well as the usual everyday activities outside to extend their learning.  Children can also have the opportunity to watch things grow in our raised planting beds.

Our children will transition on to your local school  from this room, so we encourage the skills that these environments may require of them.  Children will be encouraged to sit for a slightly longer period of time at group story, therefore longer books will be read and children will be shown the importance of sharing and turn taking through games and small group work.  We hope that the children will leave us as well mannered, independent little learners that are keen and eager to develop their skills further.