Sunshine Room

 

 

Sunshine Room- Early Learners

We are very pleased that we can offer provision for 2-year olds who are eligible for government funding. This allows children to make an early start on their education and prepare for their time in nursery.

Our data shows that the children who were entitled to, and used the 2-year funding at Sandy Lane Nursery and Forest School last year made significant progress across all areas of learning and development.

With smaller ratios and a full staff team to support the 2-year olds, we ensure that all of the children have the support they need for a smooth, happy transition as they begin their journey here with us. It is crucial that the children feel safe, secure and happy in order for them to learn. We know our children and families very well and work with the parents to meet their child’s needs, whether it be with potty training, taking away the dummy, or anything else.

There is an expectation for our funding that all 2-year olds attend a minimum of 85% of their possible sessions.

 

“The quality of the provision for two-year-olds is marvellous…. The dedicated room
is bright, attractive and calm. These very young children use the resources
confidently. They take delight in climbing, driving the car, scooping the sand,
pouring water and making bubbles. Staff working with this younger group of
children have a deep knowledge of child development”- Ofsted 2017

We have recently opened ‘Sunshine Room’ as an official room, specially designed for two year olds. Here are some of the comments from the parents:

“The new room is fab! Freya has settled in well with the new children and still loves coming to nursery”

“Looks like a lot of fun! Ellis loves coming to nursery! Nothing I can see to make it better!”

“It is much better organised, a bigger space and much calmer. She has settled in brilliantly after the summer holidays, keep doing what you’re doing”

“Freddie absolutely loves his class and especially his teachers”

“Lovely room. Lola has settled in really well and she’s doing fab”