At Rushden Kids Club the Sunflowers provision provides a warm and welcoming Pre-School environment for our children and their families. We offer our children a safe and stimulating environment to encourage them to explore and discover new experiences. In doing this, we hope to enable children to become independent thinkers and doers.
The Sunflowers setting allows the children to access the outdoor area for the majority of the day, enabling the children to free flow on their own accord between the inside and outside vicinity, whilst being supervised by our experienced staff. During their time with us, we encourage the children to take risks and possess a ‘have a go’ attitude, all under close guidance.
It is important that the children become school ready whilst they are with us at Rushden Kids Club; we encourage this by following the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum (EYFS). The EYFS is followed by observing the children and their likes and interests; activities are designed to capture these individual interests and next steps will then ensure that the children progress and reach their full potential.
We very much believe that children learn through play!
In the main Sunflowers room, the children can access a variety of different activities. There is a choice of construction, small world, mathematics and a music area. These areas are designed to capture the children’s interests. Also, the children eat their snacks, lunch and tea in the main room; these are prepared and cooked on site by our wonderful cook.
The craft room has a wide range of resources for the children to become creative thinkers and learners. The children are encouraged in selecting their own resources to promote independence and forward thinking.
Our Sunflowers front room is a quieter area within the setting, this enables the children to sit back and relax in our cosy book area with a mixture of books and puppets for the children to explore. We use the front room to take a formal register in the mornings and afternoons, which again is part of becoming school ready.
Rushden Kids Club has an amazingly hospitable and knowledgeable staff team. They thrive on providing the children with the very best opportunities to ensure that they can develop skills across the EYFS and reach their full potential.