The Tigers Room
From September 2017 we will be restructuring our rooms slightly to reduce the amount of room changes and allow children to spend a whole academic year in one room which in turn offers them a great level of stability. The Tigers room will now be for children between 18 months and 2 years 11 months. As the year progresses and the children turn 2 the staff to child ratio changes from 1:3 to 1:4. The children are encouraged to start to become more independent than the children in the Cubs room, the room is large which offers the children lots of space to move about with a separate art and messy play area, a ‘cosy corner’ and lots of space for ‘small world play’.
The Tigers have the use of the same outside play area as the Cubs (at different times), but will also use the main playground with its large play equipment as well as the large grassed area.
There is not an opportunity for children to have a sleep during the morning as the session is busy with activities, however children staying all day can have a sleep in our sleep room after lunch.
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)