From the age of 22 months to approx 3 years, children join our Sunshine nursery. Our toddlers are supported in their learning and development by knowledgeable, caring and respectful practitioners who understand their growing needs and developing independence. They have lots of space to explore, develop their interests and develop their skills in the company of their friends as well as visits to the local community such as the post office and local markets.
Through continuous provision, the room has been carefully designed to allow the children to freely access a wide variety of resources which aim to promote their imagination. All children have free flow access to the outside area where their play and learning can continue. The nursery provides each child with all in one waterproofs to enable the children to explore whatever the weather.
Each morning and afternoon session the children can come and enjoy a free healthy snack consisting of a variety of different healthy foods such as seasonal fruit, wholemeal pitta bread, hummus etc along with milk or water. This is a sociable time where the children can come over to when they are ready (and not deeply engaged in what they are doing) to enjoy a snack and some great conversation.
If your child still has a sleep we have an afternoon sleep area where your child can have a restful sleep with their own specific bedding in the presence of one of our practitioners.
Our staff are also very experienced at supporting you and your child through toilet training with lots stickers and stamps on their reward charts – please speak to your key worker when you feel your child is ready to start.
During your child’s time in our Sunshine room, we will also carry out part of the Shared Review for your child. The Shared Review brings together two assessments – the Early Years Foundation Stage Progress Check and the Two Year Health Visitors Check. Here at the nursery, we would complete the Progress Check whilst your Health Visitor would complete your Two Year Health. Your child’s progress check will be shared with yourselves and where consent is given with Norfolk County Council (standard procedure) as well.