Welcome to our wonderful, exciting and highly sought after two year old provision. This is our 7th hugely successful year of running our Caterpillar Nursery for 2 year old children. It’s no surprise that our 2 year old Nursery has gone from strength to strength especially with the experienced staff we have running the room. From the minute you step into the room you are immersed in a caring, friendly and safe environment, carefully and purposefully organised for our youngest learners.
Our Caterpillar Nursery is for children aged between 2 and 3 years old. Mrs Short is our very experienced room leader, she has led the wonderful, stimulating and bespoke provision for 7 years. Mrs Short works with Miss Carr, who is also extremely adept in knowing exactly what the children need and how to support children’s learning and development further. Mrs Henry is our EYFS lead and Mrs Morris is our 2 Year Old Lead.
What we offer …
We have been extremely fortunate in Pelton to purchase brand new purpose built furniture for our 2 year old children in our very own new room. Not only that but we also have daily access to a soft play room where we work on our gross motor movements, a large shared nursery garden and Schools’ own woodland area where we participate in forest schools. The children also enjoy regular visits to our ‘Snug’ where they will take part in carefully planned sensory activities linked to our topic or personal interests. The environment has already proved to be such a huge success and we are so grateful for our new set up. We worked hard to create a very relaxing peaceful home from home environment yet ensuring huge learning potential was available. With staffing ratios at 1:6 our interactions with the children are meaningful, purposeful and hugely beneficial for the overall holistic development of our children.
Our experienced, dedicated and caring staff help to maximise the learning potential of our very young children; We work closely with the children’s interests and are quick to respond and equip the environment accordingly to ensure each child is catered for and learning is personalised. We support early speech and interactions with peers in a very positive and rewarding way. The fun and enjoyment had by all can be seen in our photographs.
‘Rhymes and Routines of the Day’
The children in our Caterpillar Nursery enjoy a range of exciting and carefully planned activities focused around our carefully planned curriculum as well as their individual needs, interests and abilities of our children. Over the course of a week children will be involved in a range of activities and learning experiences including: cookery activities, messy play, music and movement, forest walks, soft play sessions, toddles, outdoor activities, arts and crafts, singing and rhyme time, story time as well as snack time sessions.
Please see our ‘Rhymes and Routines of the Day’ timetable for a snapshot of what to expect when you step into our Caterpillar Nursery.
Parents are offered the following nursery sessions;
- 5 morning sessions 8.30am until 11.30am
- 5 afternoon sessions 12 noon until 3pm
- 2.5 days (Monday, Tuesday 8.30 until 3pm and Wednesday morning 8.30 – 11.30am)
- 2.5 days (Wednesday afternoon 12 noon until 3pm and Thursday and Friday 8.30 until 3pm)
School lunches can be ordered or Packed lunches can be brought in for full day sessions. (We have leaflets for healthy lunch ideas if anyone would like one please don’t hesitate to ask).
Our Early Years curriculum is carefully planned to make sure that all children thrive and achieve. In the Two Year Old Provision we will focus on the Three Prime areas. These areas are crucial for a child’s learning and development. These three prime areas are:
- Personal, social and emotional development;
- Communication and language;
- Physical development;
We aim to support each child to identify their own sense of identity and self – worth, as well as focusing on each and every child’s individual needs and interests. Good early years, education from a young age, can help to boost child development and that is why we are offering families a chance to get a head start for their children.
Top 25 activities for our 2 year old children:
Here are our top twenty five experiences which children have during their time with us at Pelton EY’s:
- Mud walking and footprint making
- Go camping …make a den
- Wear a cape (super hero style)
- Fly a paper aeroplane
- Spread your bread with a tasty topper
- Feel sand beneath your toes
- Waterproofs on and dance in the rain
- Go for welly walks and run wild (with hot chocolate in the woods)
- Something special about boxes
- Something special about splashing and puddles
- Jump into a ball pool
- Echo echo echo … Who has the loudest yell (over in the forest)
- Fly a flag
- Climb a mountain (the slide)
- Blow a dandelion clock
- Sail a boat
- Thigh high in long grass
- Feel falling snow on your tongue
- run through crisp autumn leaves
- scoop up and throw autumn leaves in the air
- Smell a rose
- Hide and seek with the dinosaurs
- Spread paint on your hands and feet
- Hose pipe and paddling pool fun
- Dance to music