This room is an open plan room with free flow access to a patio and garden. The age range for the children in this room are aged 3 to school age and we can accept 24 children at any one time. The ratio is 1 adult to 8 children as the children at this age are becoming more independent.
The Snowy Owl children follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Principles and participate in activities that will gently prepare them for school. We have gym time sessions where the children learn listening skills and join in group games. Healthy, physically active children are more likely to be academically motivated and active and physical competence builds self-esteem at every age.
The room focuses on building the children’s independence. We encourage the children to self-serve their own meals under close adult supervision. We aim to give the children choice as much as possible with a rolling snack time. The children have formed a council which gives the children a voice on what they would like in the room and what they would like to do. The children also have a library where children are encouraged to choose a book once a week to take home and share with parents.
Every day the children practice phonics (phase 1 &2) using fun and interactive games and activities. We really believe in engaging the children to ensure the best learning outcome.
We aim to provide many different opportunities for the children to develop and experience the outdoor environment. We have a large sand pit, creative activities, footballs, bikes and scooters, a mud kitchen, a cosy home corner, a construction area, chalk boards, a wooden obstacle course, a bug area and large play equipment.
There is a bathroom attached to the room, this has two children sized toilets and sinks. At this stage the children are generally potty trained and able to use the toilet and wash there hands successfully, Nappies are not provided in the Snowy Owl's room.
We accept 15 hour funding if your child attends 5 ½ day sessions per week. We will allocate all 15 hours towards this cost and you would pay the difference each month. We also accept 30 hour funding if your child attends 4 or 5 full days per week. If you would like funded only sessions we can provide these within the Tawny owl (pre school) section of the nursery however there are only a limited number of sessions so please contact the nursery to be added to our waiting list.