Welcome to Little Owls – where play is how we spread our wings and grow
In our toddler room, we can accommodate 16 children between the age of 2 and 3 years old and we have an excellent staff:child ratio of 1:4 ensuring that planned activities are designed to stimulate your child’s imagination and love of learning throughout the day.
Our Little Owls have an adventurous two-storey climbing castle that they love playing in. There is a quiet cosy area with cushions for story time and outside children have access to our garden where we provide a variety of activities including sand and water play. Group time activities help our Little Owls to develop important life skills including patience, cooperation, sharing and communication. We go for daily walks in the neighbouring nature park come rain or shine giving children the chance to explore nature.
Learning Through Play
The children in Little Owls have so many wonderful facilities inside and out including a large outdoor play space perfect for curious explorers, dedicated messy play areas, cosy corners and much more.
Meal times are a social affair as children sit together to socialise. Children are encouraged to grow their independence at meal times, however staff are always nearby to lend a hand and encourage good manners.
Sleep and rest times
Sleep is fundamental to growth so here in the toddler room we still provide the opportunity for children to either sleep or rest after a stimulating morning. Children are provided with their own mattress, sheets and blankets and if they do not require a sleep they can use this time for quiet activity or a story.
Our Little Owls have access to a bathroom with a selection of potties for those who are toilet training. Our team will work closely with parents to achieve this stage of child development. Lots of encouragement is given with stars and certificates.
We work closely with all children to ensure they meet their individual needs by exploring the seven areas of learning, this is supported by the use of age appropriate toys and activities to suit their stage of development and abilities.
Staff will provide verbal feedback to parents at the end of the day and will discuss your child’s progress each day. We foster an open and cooperative relationship with all parents to ensure we can nurture the needs of each and every Little Owl.
What is Provided?
Included within your daily childcare fee is breakfast, snacks, lunch, tea, milk and nappies. We ask parents to provide a change of clothes; bottles and comforters.
Getting to know your child
If a toddler joins our Little Owls room and has not previously been in the Owlets room, we ask the parents to provide us with some background information to help us better understand your child’s needs, for example we would like to know about your child’s likes and dislikes, his/her routines and their comforts. This is obtained on our ‘All About Me’ form.
Thank you for looking after Sophie throughout the year. Thank you for teaching her and helping her to grow, we could not be happier with the nursery.
Thank you so very much for taking such good care of our girls. They love the nursery and absolutely adore you. You have taught them so much and have become role models for them.
Thank you so much for taking such good care of Max and Luke. It feels like the end of an era and we are very sad to say goodbye. Both our boys had a wonderful time, thank you for being so kind, calm and funny. We will miss you.
Thank you for helping me grow and learn. Heartfelt thanks for your patience, kindness and inspiration.
Thank you so much for giving Florence such a lovely experience. Thank you for all the fantastic things you have taught her over such a short period of time. We will miss coming in and seeing your always smiling and kind faces.