Rainbow Fish Room
This room is the baby room and accommodates them until they are ready to move into the toddler room. This room is designed to be a 'home from home' experience for the children aiming to continue the warmth of the home environment. There is an array of different activities for the children aimed to develop them in the three prime areas.
These will include, messy play, music time, construction, books and a range other appropriate activities. Activities encompass both 'baby-initiated' and 'adult-led' elements.
The prime areas are important because they lay the foundations for children's success in all the other areas of learning and for life:
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Physical Development
- Communication and Language
Angel Fish Room
This room is the Toddler Room. The room is designed to be a gradual step from the 'homely environment' of our Rainbow Fish Room to a more focused 'Learning Through Play' experience of the Angel Fish Room.
This provides support in preparing them for the transition to the Pre-School (Star Fish) Room in a years time. This room is full of fun, games and lots and lots of activities designed to build upon the solid foundation of skills they have learnt in the Rainbow Fish Room and to development them further in the specific areas provide the range of experiences and opportunities for children to broaden their knowledge and skills:
These are delivered through activities which are a balance of 'child-initiated' and more structured 'adult-led' activities.
- Understanding the World
- Expressive Arts and Design
Star Fish Room
This room is the Pre-School Room and accommodates children from the age of 3+. This room is designed to prepare the children for school life. The children will be challenged and stretched to their individual ability, learning skills from letter of the week through to how to button up a shirt and identify their name tag. The aim is to help the children to become more independent. There will be exciting nursery outings, designed to engage the children and the introduction of Beach School (similar to Forest School) teaching the children outdoor skills whilst having fun.
After receiving a grant from West Sussex County Council's Community Initiative Fund, the nursery has developed an area in the entrance hall to enable parents to meet together and to get support and information.