The Squirrel Room (30+ Months)
The Squirrels use two large open plan rooms with connecting veranda spaces. The covered veranda areas are accessible all year round and gives children access to the fresh air even during the heaviest rain showers. The veranda doors are covered with thick PVC curtains which keep the heat in during the winter months. To the left of our veranda we also have created a discovery garden where children can begin to care and grow vegetables and flowers. We also have a bug hunting area, complete with a bug hotel and pond.
The bathroom is positioned between the two play rooms and children are supervised in here all the times. We have potties for children who are still toilet training, and nappy changing facilities are available as well. Children are encouraged to be independent with their personal hygiene and toileting, using the sinks to wash their hands independently as well as sitting on the toilet by themselves with adult supervision.
We encourage independence and all the children in this room have their own tray which we encourage them to store artwork and we can use for any other materials such as newsletters that are required to go home. Please can parents check this tray at the end of every session they attend.
Our Squirrels are offered a wide and varied range of stimulating and challenging activities for them to enjoy on a daily basis. There is a choice of messy play options out everyday. These include sand play, water play, gloop, pasta, jelly, shredded paper and a lot more.
The Squirrels regulary make use of the large garden we have. During bad weather we provide your child with an all weather suit to keep them clean and dry, as well as our own wellies and winter hats. In the summer we provide all children with a sun hat. The garden has many resources to help promote your child’s physical development. We often make use of the easy access to the canal and take the children to feed the ducks and look at the other wildlife as well as visiting the local parks in our area.