In our Hedgehogs Room we have a maximum of nine toddlers at any one time, we offer a selection of different sessions to support all your family needs. The ratio for this age group is 1:3 and the room has been specifically designed to meet all of your child's needs.
We encourage all parents/carers to follow our settle into nursery programme, this offers your child several settle sessions before they are due to start at nursery. We feel this helps build a special bond between us and your child as well as, gives you the parent a chance to meet and get to know the practitioners as you get the chance to stay and play.
The Hedgehogs room overlooks the main garden which gives your child the opportunity to look out across our wonderful outside space, as well as observe the older children or siblings playing. In this room there is also window seating which allows the children to relax whilst taking in the awe and wonder of the outdoors. The Hedgehogs room offers a rich learning environment with many different areas including a story and cosy corner, home and role play corner, sleeping area and creative areas for your child to explore and experience. The Hedgehogs room is a spacious room with lots of open areas for growing toddling feet. The Bunnies and Hedgehogs rooms have a separate outdoor garden which has a grass area where the children can play and lay on soft play mats and incorporates a sensory, planting and creative area as well as slides and ride alongs for the children to play on. The outdoor environment has been developed to maximise the awe and wonder of the natural world.
We ensure that we provide a home from home experience for your child in the Hedgehogs room, therefore any routines you follow at home we will shadow during their nursery day. We feel that partnership with parents is a vital aspect to ensure that your child is happy. Each child has a day book where all routines and parent correspondence are logged daily. Your child will have a Learning Journey scrap book where all planned activities, photographs, parent feedback, developmental milestones and next steps are recorded. We encourage all parents to be highly involved with their child's Learning Journey bringing together precious moments from home and nursery.