Nursery Life 2018-01-08T14:33:50+00:00

Nursery Life

At Little Rascals

Learning Should Always Be Fun

We believe in enhancing this special time, by providing a fun and lively environments indoors and outside to support the development of your child’s knowledge, skills and confidence. We look forward to you becoming involved with the activities and learning at home.

You can see some of the activities taking place at our our nurseries on Barwick Road and Station Road.

In Pre-school we use an interactive board, your child will be shown how to use this technology towards all areas of learning. They will find Phonics fun and Maths magic.

Each stage of your child’s development is carefully planned, monitored and communicated. We use a system called Tapestry, which is an online journal recording all the learning and fun of children’s early years education. This unique journal is shared online with you to see special moments at Nursery. You can also add to your child’s journal by adding achievements or WOW moments from home.

Your child’s journal is private and not available online to anyone else.

Regular Activities

All age groups have the following areas of provision equipped with toys and materials to suit their age range. The outdoor areas reflect the same areas as indoors.

  • Home Corner (Mud kitchen outdoors)
  • Sand and Water (Additional Water Wall outdoors)
  • Reading Garden
  • Construction and Small world area
  • Creative
  • Music and movement
  • Mark making
  • Maths and Science (+Planting areas outdoors)
  • Heuristic
  • Outdoor play (+Large equipment and ride on toys)

PHYSICAL HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT

We encourage physical health and development at every stage of your childs journey. We are there to praise, reward, help and guide. If there are any concerns we are there to support.

Our areas have equal access to all equipment indoor and outdoor whether your child is crawling or walking. We promote healthy eating and the benefits of physical activity by providing nutritious meals and lots of space for music and movement, PE sessions and outdoor play.

The activities promote accurate small scale activities to large scale physical challenges. All are planned with your childs individual needs in mind.

Our Wake up Shake up sessions on the interactive board are a work out favourite!

We have extra activities available by visiting agencies some examples are;

  • Enjoy a Ball
  • Dance and Pajama Drama
  • Tumble Tots and Rugby Tots
  • Baby Massage and Baby Ballet
  • Zoolab and Nuzzlets

MUSIC AND SINGING

Every morning and afternoon we have ‘Circle Time’ where we sing, play musical instruments and have fun with puppets. You will be invited to a performance each year. You may even be asked to take part!

Circle time is also a time for social interaction, giving choices and sharing. Each child can choose a song or sometimes they just want to tell the group some news. We also practice Phonics within some of the songs.

CREATIVITY

You will be presented with a whole gallery of art projects to take home and we hope to see some of your combined talents in our competitions e.g. Pumpkins at Halloween and Decorated eggs at Easter. The creativity also extends to projects in Construction, Maths, Science and Baking so be ready for some surprises!

ENROL YOUR LITTLE RASCAL

WHAT PARENTS SAY

I am very happy my child has a place Little Rascals Nursery. The staff are always very happy, friendly and helpful. The work they do with the children is to a very high standardMy child is always enthusiastic to get to nursery and has so much to tell me at the end of each day about what she has done.  Over all an excellent nursery.
ELLEN HENDERSON
“Joshua settled in straight away, the staff were very friendly and welcoming. He loves going to Little Rascals and is always very excited.

Liam took a bit longer to settle but the staff were very reassuring and very good with Liam.”

CHARLOTTE WILSON