Baby Room (3 months – 18 months)
Our independent Baby Room has been designed specifically so that even the youngest children in our care can have lots of fun at nursery.
Care is tailored to the needs of every single baby which is why we ask you to complete a detailed questionnaire so we can follow your home routine as closely as possible. This continuity of care enables your baby to settle very quickly and with a staff ratio of 1:3, we guarantee there will be lots of love and attention from our highly qualified and caring team.
There are separate zones within the baby room which enable babies to enjoy different, closely supervised, activities during the day.
All that fun and learning can be exhausting, so there is a quiet area so that each baby can get as much rest as they need. Every child has their own cot and sheets, which are changed when required. The room also has en-suite changing facilities.
So that you don’t miss out on what your baby has enjoyed during their stay at Boys & Girls Nursery, we will keep you up to date with daily records of meals, sleep times, nappies and activities enjoyed via our parenting app Blossom.
Pre-Toddler Room (18 months – 2.5 years)
Your child is developing very quickly, is inquisitive and is always learning. We do everything we can to help them reach their full potential.
The Pre-Toddler room is a large, open-plan area that give your child the space they need while they are finding their feet, but with a staff:child ration of 1:3, you can be assured that the children always have the close supervision they need.
There are plenty of high quality and robust age-appropriate toys that give them every opportunity to explore and learn in a secure, home-from-home environment.The highly qualified team working in our Pre-Toddler room know how to maximise every child’s time at nursery and will always encourage them to take part in a wide variety of activities, including creative, messy and role play, imaginative and small world play.
Through play, we encourage independent learning and help to develop children’s social skills by giving them enough space to explore and the support they need to try new things. Our personalised approach means children only undertake activities that are appropriate for their stage of learning and development.
When they need a rest or sleep, they can go to the snugly area and lie on sleeping mats, where there is always a member of the team to watch over them. As the Pre-Toddler room has easy access to our large, enclosed garden, children can enjoy lots of supervised fun outside, whatever the weather.
You will soon see that there’s always lots of fun to be had in our Pre-Toddler room!
Toddler Room (2.5 years – 3.5 years)
As children begin to discover the world around them, they need new challenges so they can explore in a safe and secure setting.Our Toddler Rooms offer the ideal environment to have lots of fun and to learn new skills.
Although our dedicated team organise plenty of focused activities, which enable them to evaluate the progress of each child in their care, there are also plenty of opportunities for boys and girls to choose what they would like to do, too.
As required by the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum, our team carry out daily observations to assess each child’s progress against the prescribed learning goals and put together action plans and individual learning strategies to help them develop the skills he/she needs.
A nursery routine is followed in the Toddler Room and every day they will enjoy breakfast, circle time, a range of child-led and staff-led activities, lunch, rest, and more activities. Children can also enjoy plenty of fun in the safe and secure garden.
If they need a nap after lunch, there is a quiet area where they can rest on sleeping mats.
As your child is likely to be toilet training at this age, we have en-suite child sized toilets and changing area in one room that allows an easy transition from nappy to toilet. We understand how important it is to reward children and there are reward charts specifically for toilet training.
You can’t help but notice how quickly your child learns and develops quickly at this age – and we at Boys & Girls Nursery are committed to working closely with you so that your son or daughter reaches their potential.
Pre-School Room (3.5 years – 5 years)
It’s hard to believe they are preparing for school when they are three, but it is at this age we get them ready so they can spread their wings and fly into the big, wide world.
The days are more structured in Pre-School – just like they are at school – but with a staff:child ratio of 1:8, we work very closely with each child and emphasise learning through fun.
Our team follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum learning goals to ensure that all children’s progress is recorded and that all activities are planned carefully for each individual. A qualified teacher also comes into nursery on a regular basis to help us plan different activities and to offer any advice on curriculum changes.
Throughout the day, children can busy themselves at the mark making table, art and craft trolley, maths and science areas and the water fountain, all of which develop essential skills.
Children with Special Educational Needs and those who have English as an additional language are very well planned for and we receive specialist support from the Hertfordshire council.
We welcome some very special guests throughout the year, including the police, fire service, dentists and nurses. A local farm also brings in small animals, reptiles and birds several times a year.
To support their learning and understanding, we take the children on supervised trips to the local supermarket, park and high street. And as a way of encouraging children to be an independent as possible, they serve and feed themselves, choose their own snack, help set up and tidy away activities, and independently use the toilet. When your child moves to school, we send completed transition documents so that the school can see the stage at which he/she is at and a learning journey profile, which has a detailed history of your child’s learning.
Please note room moves are dependent on the individual children’s needs and development as well as the cohort of children in the group.