The Panthers Room
This room caters for children from 2 years old to 3 and a half. The staff ratio in this room varies depending on the age of the children but is based on 1:4 up to 3 years old and 1:8 for the over 3’s. This is one of 2 rooms located in the brand new part of our building, it has a lovely enclosed garden area which the children can use during the free-flow part of each session. There is an art corner as well as a ‘messy’ area for sand and water play although we often substitute rice, flour, shredded paper, gloop to name a few alternatives! Lots of imaginative play is encouraged with the home corner and the dressing up box.
The children from the Lions room join up with the Panthers for lunch and the afternoon session. This gives the children the opportunity to interact with children of a slightly wider age band, all activities are age appropriate within the group.
Each child has a keyperson who will become their ‘special’ person at nursery, we operate a ‘Buddy’ system just in case your keyperson isn’t in one day. We work to the EYFS and a ‘Learning Journey’ is produced for each child which charts their development, as part of our ‘Parents’ in Partnership’ we encourage contributions throughout the year by completing ‘At Home I Can’ slips, parents can look at the Learning Journey at any time, if you want to take it away and comment then you are most welcome but we will ask you to sign it out so that we can keep track of it as it really is quite important, it is then yours to take away with you when it comes to the time for your child to leave the nursery.
(Content updated 4th April 2019)