The Nursery consists of two separate areas; a Baby room, (children aged between naught to two years) and a Two’s room, (children aged between two to three years). The age brackets are only a guideline; children can make the transition into other areas before or after the stated age, depending on the individual child’s emotional, physical and intellectual needs.
Our beautiful Baby room is where your child can start their journey through Rushden Kids Club. It is an inviting, home-from-home environment, where your little one can play safely and develop their skills before transitioning into the Two’s room. We provide a peaceful and relaxing, designated sleep room, which is constantly monitored by practitioners; including the temperature, which is set to ensure the babies are comfortable and safe. We follow the ratio of three children to one practitioner and follow each child’s routine from home, so you can rest assured that your little one will receive the essential care and attention they need at this important stage of their life. The Baby Room has access to our extensive outside space and the practitioners regularly go on local visits with the babies to surrounding parks and attractions.
The Two’s room is a spacious and stimulating environment, which is perfect for your child to have fun whilst learning and is tailored to meet their changing individual interests. Our wonderful outside area also provides constant free-flow opportunities to outdoor experiences throughout the year, come rain or shine. We understand that this is the time when many children start ‘toilet training’ and therefore, the Two’s room is equipped with a separate children’s bathroom, which includes; low level toilets, potty’s, steps and low-level sinks to encourage independence and personal hygiene from a young age.
The Nursery ensures that activities are based on your child’s individual interests and focuses on the three prime areas of the ‘Early Years Foundation Stage’ framework, encouraging learning through play. The three prime areas are as follow:
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Physical Development
- Communication and Language
The Nursery rooms benefit from being divided into areas to enable quiet time, eating, sleeping and play. This allows children within the Nursery to have access to a wide variety of activities, experiences and learning opportunities; whether it be sensory/messy play, exploring natural objects through heuristic play or something as simple as reading a book, singing Nursery rhymes or having a cuddle with one of the Nursery practitioners.
The Nursery areas also have their own designated craft rooms, giving the children the opportunity to free-flow and have supervised access to tactile/sensory experiences daily such as; sand, water, paint and much more. This enables children to explore and release their inner artist.