Crèche

Children aged 1 year 6 months -2 years
Attend our Crèche class either on a 3, 4 or 5 day per week programme.
8.30 a.m. – 11.30 a.m.
The Crèche class will follow the EYFS focusing on the three prime areas; Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Communication and Language and Physical Development.

We see a smooth transition from home to school as crucial. In response to this we make sure that your child has a key person with whom they can develop a secure relationship with. The role of the key person is to provide a direct link between school and home and would be the parents’ first point of contact however parents are also welcome to approach any member of the Crèche team.

Children in the Crèche will be involved in a range of activities aimed at providing them with opportunities to explore and discover at their own pace, using all of their senses. They will be given support and encouragement from our highly experienced and trained team who are all experts in planning appropriate and purposeful play activities for very young children. Young children’s natural curiosity will be nurtured and their individual pattern of play (schema) will be incorporated in to the daily activities.
Forging secure relationships with adults is critical for a young child’s emotional well-being this is why the ratio of 1 : 3 is used in the Crèche class. Children will spend time with their key worker, reading stories, playing together and building a secure relationship where the children feel safe and able to explore their environment.

Children will be encouraged to develop independence through establishing routines, such as snack time and circle time.

We belief that establishing a child’s home language is vital in order for them to develop confidence, in all aspects of their learning. We will encourage staff to translate to English for the children, however by providing a language rich environment children will begin their journey into acquiring English as an additional language through listening rather than speaking at this stage. The activities used to support both the home language and the acquisition of English includes role-play, storytelling and music.