Within our Baby Room our highly experienced staff care for a maximum of 11 children and work to follow the home routine of each baby as closely as possible.
We provide age appropriate resources for our babies which include soft building blocks to encourage climbing and physical play, musical toys and instruments, sensory materials, bouncer chairs and our very popular activity centre. We have baby walkers and push along toys to aid our babies who are beginning to pull themselves up or take their first steps.
We also provide a variety of activities for our babies to participate in, from singing songs to story time, messy play to sensory activities. We provide treasure baskets full of natural materials for all babies to explore.
Cots are provided to allow our babies time to rest and sleep in a quiet sleeping area.
We make great use of our garden where we have a section dedicated to our babies, providing opportunities for them to experience the natural world. Babies can play on our age appropriate resources including a slide, trampoline and shelter pods. As well as time in our garden, we regularly take our babies on outings in the local community.
We would encourage your child to advance to our Toddler Room when they are around 2 years of age and once they have found their feet.
Our Toddler Room cares for up to 10 children from 2 to 3 years of age. Children are cared for under the supervision of experienced staff with a staff ratio of 1:4. Within our Toddler Room we provide a structured day with a great choice of learning opportunities including arts and crafts, messy play, construction activities, sensory trays, role play, baking activities, home corners and holistic play baskets for children to explore and develop their imagination further. Areas are created for our children to rest and sleep using mats and room dividers.
Each day our children spend time outside in our garden or local community. Our garden offers a wide variety of outdoor learning opportunities where we have a mud kitchen, willow area, bikes and much more! When in our local community we offer opportunities for our children to visit the Local Park and beach. We believe there is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing, so we ask that parents provide their children with appropriate clothing for all types of weather.
We would encourage your child to advance to our Preschool Room when they are around 3 years of age.
Our Preschool Room is divided in two sections and cares for up to 16 children. We are recognised as a preschool centre by the Education Department.
In our preschool 3-5s Room we provide a variety of learning opportunities; mathematical, early writing and early reading activities; interest trays and investigative tables; arts and crafts to name a few.
We have a dedicated area for indoor physical games promoting physical play and a listening centre for children to listen to taped stories in small groups using the CD player and headphones followed by group discussions. We have a role play area which we change on a regular basis, providing props and dressing up clothes and musical instruments and small world figures for expressive play.
We have a large outdoor area where children have direct access from our 3-5s Room. This area includes a concrete area for physical games, a grass area for active play, a mud kitchen for exploring, large climbing apparatus, a bug hotel, natural materials for construction and exploring, a vegetable/ flower garden where the children plant, observe and help grow vegetables and flowers.
We pride ourselves on ensuring that when children leave our nursery to move onto school they do so confidently and independently, taking with them the enjoyment of learning and pride in their achievements.
We love to get outside at Buoys and Gulls nursery! We make great use of our gardens, each of which are dedicated to different stages of development. For our babies we have a special section to allow for safe outdoor play. Babies can use a range of age-appropriate resources including a slide, trampoline and shelter pods. Our Toddlers love playing in our messy mud kitchen and willow area, zooming about on bikes and much more!
We also have a large outdoor area which our Preschoolers can access directly. This area includes a concrete area for physical games, a grass area for active play, a mud kitchen for exploring, large climbing apparatus, a bug hotel, natural materials for construction and exploring, and a vegetable and flower garden where the children plant, observe and help grow vegetables and flowers.
We regularly take children out in our local community and offer opportunities for our children to visit the Local Park and beach. We believe there is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing, so we ask that parents provide their children with appropriate clothing for all types of weather.