Between the ages of 3 and 4 years children progress into our Barn Owl Nursery. Within the Barn Owl Nursery we operate a staffing ratio of one member of staff to every eight children, complimented by a team of highly experienced and qualified staff. The Barn Owl Nursery is divided into a quiet area, craft area with sand and water and an imaginative play area. The Barn Owl Nursery also has the added benefit of offering children an ICT area with the use of 2 internet linked computers both with software devised for their own age group.
Within the Barn Owl Nursery your children will be invited to participate in activities, which are designed to provide them with a structured platform to build upon when commencing school. The children are encouraged to participate within smaller groups as this will allow more focused and challenging activities on a day to day basis. Our long term curriculum planning ensures that all topics and themes will keep the children interested and stimulated. Our aim is to work very closely with all of the local Infant Schools and, during the summer term, we will invite all of the relevant Reception Class Teachers into the Nursery in order that they can observe the children within their own familiar surroundings. This commences with building relationships which will help the process of smoother transitions into their new school environment. We are confident that the Barn Owl Nursery provides the children with a warm and welcoming environment which is conducive to learning.
Finally, the children are prepared with the important skills of socialising and independence and are equipped for their final step before they commence school. During the children’s final term all parents will receive a comprehensive report detailing all aspects of their child’s development. Ultimately, we aim for all children who leave us to start school to have experienced a long and happy stay with us as well as them being developed to the fullest of their potential.