Indoors and Outdoors
Indoors the children are divided into three age bands: 0—2 years; 2—3 years; and 3—4 (Preschool) years. Each age group has their own area of the nursery, specifically designed and equipped to meet their needs. The children are supported by their key workers who are experienced, qualified nursery nurses. As with outdoor play, the children have the choice of a very wide range of toys, resources, craft materials and activities. Through play, each child is encouraged to try new activities, build friendships, be creative, play co-operatively, develop independence and express themselves with confidence.
Outdoor: At Cliff House we pride ourselves on having an amazing outdoor environment for the children to enjoy. Equipped with all sorts of exciting resources designed to entertain, engage, and teach. Your child can choose to play safely on our all weather playground (covered in specialist safety surfacing) or run, skip, hop, jump and kick a ball about on our large lawn. Equipped with Pirate Ship, sandpit, sit and bounce ‘Springers’; climbing frame; vegetable garden; fruit trees; mud kitchen; Summer House; herb garden and much more, our outdoor environment is fantastic fun all year round!
All children are allocated a Key Worker who will plan their activities as well as observe and chart their development within the framework of the The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) - the national curriculum upon which our planning for the children’s individual learning and development is based. The EYFS is divided into 7 main areas of Learning & Development, 3 Prime and 4 Specific.
The 7 Main Areas
Communication and language.
Personal, social and emotional development.
Understanding the world.
Expressive arts and design.