Our Rising Stars room is split into two smaller rooms, each room holds a maximum capacity of 12 children, one room being in our main building and the other is a log cabin with built in air conditioning.
The room has an additional free flow outside classroom, where the children are able to choose and set up activities of their own choice.
Every Monday and Tuesday the children have ‘Moulin A Paroles’, a French lesson taught by the fantastic Lisa.
The children have really thrived over the years learning another language in the nursery and the staff in this room ensure it is embedded throughout the week.
We also ensure that we prepare each child for school in the best way possible, from mini P.E. lessons, serving their own lunches, pencil control as well as being sociable, so important for growing up.
We have a large interactive white board on the wall in the room, which is used for both maths and literacy based exercises, made to look like games, from phonics, to sequencing and number matching.
Our Babes in the Wood room is a large room with a separate milk kitchen where staff are able to prepare bottles for the younger children.
The room has several wooden cots that are again aimed at the younger babies, whereas the older children have little fold away beds to get cosy in.
The room has a sensory area with a light box for the children to explore shadows, colour and textures.
The room is aimed at 0-18 months and caters for up to 12 babies. The staff in the room have great knowledge and understanding of this age group, which is shown through the activities they set out for the children. The staff use open-ended resources, which encourage the children to explore things in depth using all their senses.
Our Rainbow room is another large room, with a separate toileting area for both potty training and nappy changing.
This room is aimed for those children 18 months-30 months and again caters for up to 12 children. The staff in this room encourage playing together, to help promote communication and language skills ready for the younger pre-school room.
The staff focus on the children’s individual interests and extend or simplify activities based upon each child’s individual development.
Following on from the baby room routine, our Rainbow room has specific areas for learning goals – which is continued as a thread into the older rooms.
The grounds provide a great outside space for all the children to enjoy, including an extensive garden with its own mud kitchen, performance area, herb and vegetable patch and an outside ‘classroom’.
We already have a lot here at Poppets but this is all part of a drive to make our setting the best we can through continued investment.
At Poppet’s we take security very seriously.
Our setting is fully secure with doors operated by push button release only when adults are recognised as authorised parents / carers.
The latest interactive technology used in educational settings with a 56 inch LED screen and the latest software specifically for Early Years English and Maths. Also with the capability to run internet programmes straight from the web this is the most advanced educational tool available for a nursery setting.
A dedicated room with atmospheric lighting, aimed for a maximum of 12 children aged between 2.5-3.5 years old.
This room promotes independence through open ended play. As it is the other half of our pre-school room it benefits from a free flowing outside classroom enabling the children to choose for themselves what they would like to take outside and explore.
A fully functional on-site kitchen where all the meals are prepared daily, including breakfast, mid-morning snacks, lunch, mid-afternoon snack and tea. We believe that the children deserve the most nutritious food we can give them and will prepare ‘home cooked’ food.
We take particular care to cater for our children with food intolerances and allergies.