Rooms at Crumpsall
Our baby room is registered to provide care for children from 4 months up to the age of 2 years. The baby room provides stimulating sensory experiences for the children and supports all children in their individual learning.
Babies begin to learn and become familiar with the world around them using all of their senses. We encourage children to participate in a wide variety of sensory activities including spaghetti, gloop, shaving foam, sand & water. These activites allow the children to develop their gross motor skills using full body exploration.
Each keycarer works closely and follows the childrens individual routines, working in partnership with parent/carers. The continuity of care is vital in allowing our children to become confident, capable, resilient and self assured.
The children in this room have free access to their own garden, allowing them the freedom and space to explore outdoors. This garden has been designed as an extension of the indoor learning environment providing the babies with the opportunity to be creative explorers developing their skills.
Ofsted wrote ‘Children blossom in the positive, supportive environment that the staff create.’
The tweenie room caters for 22 children aged 2-3 years of age. Our staff team plan adult focused and child led activities based on the childrens special interests, for example superhero play. This motivates the children to make choices, challenge their thinking and encourages independence. The children develop their expressive language, vocabulary and social skills at their own pace through a cycle of observation, assessment and planning for next steps in learning. The children explore many creative activities to ensure they develop their fine motor skills. They begin to make sense and this becomes purposeful. The children extend their imagianation through story telling and learning about the world around them. The children are supported by their keycarer in this room and work closely with parents with regards to toileting, behaviour and play based activities which they can continue at home. This also includes close partnerships in assessing the childrens progress across the seven areas of learning by deciding with the parents when the best time is to carryout a two year development check. This will highlight interests,strengths, styles of learning and any areas that require development. This will enable us to get the right support for the children and plan to support the child’s future learning and development.
The pre-school room provides quality care and education for 24 children aged 3 to 5 years. The environment is designed to encourage independence, choice and opportunities to explore and initiate their own learning. There is a balance of child initiated learning and adult led activities which supports each child at their individual stage of learning. The staff team work collaboratively to ensure they follow the children’s interests and engage them in challenging activities to extend their learning. The children enjoy activities based on the Letters and Sounds phonics program and story sessions. The children have gained strong links with the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester to develop their imagination and allow them to become active learners, they also have colligrated with the local nursing home and library. We encourage children to become independent, confident and capable learners through a variety of open ended activities and structured activities to enable and support them to reach their highest level of learning.
The Lobby is an addiional space for keycarers to use for small group activiies with their keychildren and one to one time with individual children. It is used on a daily basis for activities such as letters and sounds, early language group and busy feet. The lobby also provides a sociable space for children to enjoy meal times with their frieds and key carers.
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