Services we offer
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world".
0 - 2 Year Old Rooms
The youngest of our children are organised into two rooms: babies 4 - 15 months old and older babies 15 months to 2 years. The rooms are named according to the Disney characters from Winnie the Pooh. Younger babies are 'Piglets', older babies are 'Eeyores'. All the staff are qualified to a minimum level 3 in Early Years, hold First Aid and Food Hygiene Certificates. The 0 - 2 year old staff are highly experienced and are dedicated to the babies in their care and develop high quality relationships with parents. Every baby has their own key carer who will assist them reach their full potential and ensure they are gently integrated with their friends in the room and the wider nursery environment.
2 - 3 Year Olds
Two year olds have access to two dedicated rooms with a separate areas for messy and/or outdoor core activities. Known as 'TiggerRoos' they enjoy the company of other two to three year olds and the dedicated staff team who care for them each day. Enthusiastic staff work closely with parents and home to nursery communication is a high priority. The staff are qualified to level 3 Early Years, hold First Aid and Food Hygiene Certificates. During the time in TiggerRoos, the staff will in conjunction with parents complete a 2.5 year old development check. Parents contribute to this formal assessment and receive a copy of the final report.
3 - 5 Year Old Preschool Rooms
Older preschool children occupy the first floor of the nursery. They are organised into smaller key carer groups and have a dedicated member of staff who work with them from the outset of their time in preschool until they leave. The first floor is organised to offer arts, design and creativity play, focussed language activities and dramatic role play. Children move around the rooms, including the garden every day they attend the nursery. The groups of children are known as 'Heffalumps', 'Rabbits', 'Roos', 'Kangas' or 'Owls' and staff work with their own groups, moving around with their children ensuring that all the time the children are accessing activities and resources that stimulate them as individuals. At Saplings, preschool children play to learn, we encourage the development of physical skills, personal & social development and progress in communication skills, setting a solid foundation for 'big school'.