Lower Toddlers (2 Years to 2.5 Years)
Our Radcliffe Nursery Lower Toddler Room is large, spacious and airy with lots of natural light. We have designed our Lower Toddler room so it has a home from home feel, enabling our little ones to grow and explore with confidence.
The room is bright and colourful to encourage stimulating play and we have a large floor area for endless activities. All toys and equipment are placed at child level to encourage independent play and exploration.
The room activities have been designed with learning in mind and we have a black and white area, holistic sensory play, a roleplay corner and a tactile area. Each of our rooms also has a cosy, quiet area.
This room has access straight out into our garden which we use as much as possible. Our Forest School leader comes to the setting regularly to hold outdoor sessions with the children both in our garden and at the local park.
Upper Toddlers (2.5 Years – 3 Years)
Our Upper Toddler Room is well equipped with a wide variety of exciting equipment to encourage exploration, stimulation and learning. Child friendly storage has been incorporated into the design to allow our toddlers to select their own toys supporting decision making and confidence.
Our toddler room is warm and welcoming to all and has open plan areas where we encourage movement and activity through our varied activity programme. We have sand and water for sensory fun and play, a kitchen roleplay area, a variety of toys such as farm animals and construction, and, extensive mark making equipment.
The room is decorated in natural and calming materials including hessian with influences from the outdoors and seasonality.
All our toddlers have easy access to our outdoor space which follows our Forest School ethos. Outdoor play forms an extremely important part of the education and we aim to incorporate an aspect of this into everyday.
Pre-School Room (3 – 5 Years)
Our pre-school rooms are designed to be spacious and exciting with a wide range of planned and spontaneous sessions implemented.
Windows are at the child’s level to encourage engagement with the outdoors and much of the play and learning that we do takes place outside.
Our Radcliffe nursery pre–school children take part in our ‘letters and sounds’ framework which is a nationally recognised government led teaching method to promote speaking and listening skills . The children take part in listening walks and other creative speaking and listening activities. This provides a strong foundation to promote concentration and early reading skills which the children then utilise when they start school.
We place a strong emphasis on preparing the children for the future and invite teachers to come in and visit as the transition period to school draws closer.
Various materials and resources are used to help with fine motor skills especially in doing craft based activities.
Open access to a child friendly toilet is provided with help at hand as needed. We underpin the play and learning with health and hygiene teaching.
Nutrition plays an extremely important part if a child’s upbringing. Here at Kids adVentures Prestwich we have our own chef who designs menu’s that are both tasty, nutritious and palatable to children. All our meals are produced in-house using fresh ingredients every day.
We also teach the children where their food comes from by incorporating planting and growing sessions into our activity programme. We grow tomatoes and strawberries in our garden with the children every year.
Our menu’s have achieved the Golden Apple Award standard meaning the meals that we provide have been assessed as meeting high standards of nutrition and dental health. We even produce our own recipe booklet for parents.