At this age, babies are still getting to know the world around them, and sensory play is a fun way to help them explore, learn and grow. Our experienced team will ensure every child is happy and relaxed in this home-from-home setting. Outdoors, their dedicated space is specially designed to help our under twos learn through play, with the natural resources all around them.
In our toddler groups, every activity is planned carefully to help your child learn through play and exploration. Singing and reading are great ways to help children to develop language. Art promotes your child’s fine motor skills. Painting, drawing, cutting and sticking set the groundwork for writing.
Our under-threes love being outside, come rain or shine. They care for our flowers, visit our veg patch and feed our chickens. All this sensory learning supports your child’s exploratory nature and stimulates their growing mind.
In pre-school, our interest-based learning continues to be centered around the EYFS framework: communication and language, physical development and personal, social and emotional development. However, literacy, maths, understanding the world and expressive arts and design are now included to prepare them for primary school. And when the time comes, we pass on detailed records for a smooth start.
We encourage children to play, learn and explore outside as much as they can. Our pre-schoolers take the lead role in digging in the cottage veg patch and helping to look after the chickens. They love getting their hands dirty in the mucky garden, planting flowers, making a mud-pie or just exploring their senses - all this while boosting their immune systems and making them feel happy and relaxed.
Our popular After-School Club is open to all primary school-aged children. To ease the stress for parents, we will even collect your child from Brockworth Academy and Castle Hill School. Some children choose to use this time to get help with homework or school work, although it’s hard to pull even the biggest kids away from our outside play areas. They love playing on the rope swing, building dens, and have a kickaround. Plus they sit down for a light tea at 4pm.