Snowy Owls 

Our objective is to provide your child with childcare of the highest standard. Between the ages of 2 and 3 years children grow rapidly and increasingly develop their character. We help this growth and development by providing challenging and stimulating play experiences in line with our policies, that take account a child's individual needs, their interests and choices, as well as encouraging the involvement of parents and carers, to build on what has been learnt at home.

All our children follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). Using the EYFS framework we plan exciting activities for the children in order to keep them interested and motivated.

Joining Snowy Owls

Joining a new floor is a big step for every child but it doesn't have to be difficult or upsetting. We work to ensure that the transition will be smooth, whether it's from Jolly Giraffe’s floor or from home. We believe it is important for your child to feel comfortable in their new environment from day one and to enjoy the company of the other children in the group.

Every new child is given pre-starts in Snowy Owls before they officially change floors to enable them to get used to their new surrounding and familiarise themselves with new children and staff

Our Room

We believe that every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support to fulfill their full potential. Our floor always has lots of activities available for the children to freely explore alongside their lovely teachers. We plan weekly and learn about topics such as our colours, awareness of numbers and shapes as well as being kind to our friends.

We keep the environment brightly decorated with attractive wall displays showing the children's work. We always set up exciting activities that are well designed to reflect the curriculum ensuring the best facilities are provided for each child's individual learning and development needs.

Routine

We follow a regular routine so that the children feel comfortable and settled. The day consists of fun learning activities based around play. The children are given ample opportunity to play in the garden and, of course, the day is structured to include mealtimes. After lunch, the children have the opportunity to sleep for an hour and a half. This is at each parent’s discretion so please let us know if you wish for your child to have an afternoon nap.
The routine is kept on the wall in our room. However, if you would like a copy, please let us know. 

Key Person and Communication

Your child will have their own key person who will spark a close bond with your little one enabling a positive attachment so that when you, the parent, depart for the day the child knows they have their special person there for them alongside the rest of the team. This person will be there for the initial pre-start where you can get to know each other right from the get go! We find having a key person is vital for healthy communication between you and the Kinderland team.

We believe it is important for good channels of communication to exist between parents and the nursery, so we encourage you to contact us if you want to discuss anything. We have an open door policy in the office and parents are always welcome to give us a call.