We have 12 children within our Early Years room which provides an environment which caters for the rapid development and emotional needs of two year olds. The room is set up to provide a wide range of stimulating activities based upon observations from key workers reflecting on the childrens individual interests and developmental needs. Practitioners work closely with the children helping them feel secure and manage their feelings and emotions during this key stage of their development.
Within the room we offer a role play area, small world/imaginary play activities, literacy and numeracy activities, mark making and sensory play, story, music and rhyme time. There is a separate craft room which offers us the opportunity to take smaller groups of children to explore messy activities such as painting, gloop, play dough, shaving foam, sand and water play.
We also take smaller groups into the sensory room to play on the soft play equipment and explore different forms of physical play in a safe environment. We have a variety of DVD books such as The Hungry Caterpillar and Where the Wild Things Are where the children can see their favourite stories come to life.
During outside play the garden is set up with a variety of activities such as obstacle courses, parachute games, ball activities as well as offering them the opportunity for free play with their friends where they go into the play house or climb on the climbing frame making up different imaginary role play situations.