CLASSES INFO

Ladybird Class

8 WEEKS - WALKING BABY CLASS

Ladybird Class follows the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework, which includes a wide variety of experiences, opportunities and activities to promote development.

The teacher takes regular observations of the baby's achievements, enabling them to form plans based on the baby's likes and dislikes.

The babies all have the opportunity to go around our play areas, offering varied experiences, as well as spending time in their homely classroom that has an abundance of age-appropriate toys, from playmats to stacking bricks. 

The design and layout of the sleep room ensures that, while with us, your child will be able to take their nap times as per their home routine.

Time Table

ROUTINES

In Ladybird Class, we like to follow a routine for the day.  This helps our little Ladybirds settle in more easily.  We follow home routines for milk, snack/meal and nap times.  The information you supply us in the ‘All About Me’ document, are displayed in your child’s classroom for all staff to see.  If your child’s home routine changes, please ensure you notify us as soon as possible, to reduce any upset for your child.  In order to manage different routines, we will try our best to group those with a similar routine together.

What will my child be doing?

 

At Red Bus Nursery, we follow the British Early Years Foundation Framework (EYFS).  More information can be found on this programme in our Parent Handbook.  When it comes to our Red Bus babies, here are some examples of the kind of things your child may experience in covering the seven areas of learning and development, within each topic:

 

Mark making – chalk boards, salt trays, paint mats

Book corner/library – sharing books, story sacks

Malleable play–Playdough, saltdough

Painting – sponge, hand/foot, painting with different materials (i.e. bubble wrap)

Outdoor play – Parachute games, Wet Wednesdays (fun with sprinklers, bubbles and lots of water! Learning how to walk and using ride-on cars, slides etc.

Construction – building towers

Role play – Topic based e.g. shopping baskets  and food, dressing up in costumes

Sand and water – exploring objects hidden in the sand/water, bubbles/ inks/ foam in water.  Coloured sand.

Fine manipulative play-

Group activities – Music Mondays, story time, special events at the nursery

Sensory experiences – sensory bottles, treasure baskets, black tray experiences

Bumblebee  Class

WALKING - 2 YEARS (TODDLERS CLASS)

Bumble Bee Class offers care in a small group within a homely environment. It provides a wide range of activities and experiences suited to the development of the younger child.

Activities are carefully planned to meet the needs and interests of each individual child and every day the children have opportunities to take part in a range of sensory experiences both indoors and outside in our safe, secure garden.

There is time each day for creative and imaginative play, singing, rhymes and music, looking at books and free play.

 The design and layout of the sleep room ensures that, while in our care, your child will be able to take their nap as per their usual home routine.

Time Table

ROUTINES

In Bumblebee Class, we like to follow a routine for the day.  This helps our little Bumblebees settle in more easily.  We initially follow home routines for milk, snack/meal and nap times.  The information you supply us in the ‘All About Me’ document, are displayed in your child’s classroom for all staff to see.  If your child’s home routine changes, please ensure you notify us as soon as possible, to reduce any upset for your child.  In order to manage different routines, we will try our best to group those with a similar routine together. 

What will my child be doing?

 

At Red Bus Nursery, we follow the British Early Years Foundation Framework (EYFS).  More information can be found on this programme in our Parent Handbook.  When it comes to our Red Bus babies, here are some examples of the kind of things your child may experience in covering the seven areas of learning and development, within each topic:

 

Mark making – chalk boards, salt trays, paint mats

Book corner/library – sharing books, story sacks

Malleable play–Playdough, saltdough

Painting – sponge, hand/foot, painting with different materials (i.e. bubble wrap)

Outdoor play – Parachute games, Wet Wednesdays (fun with sprinklers, bubbles and lots of water! Learning how to walk and using ride-on cars, slides etc.

Construction – building towers

Role play – Topic based e.g. shopping baskets  and food, dressing up in costumes

Sand and water – exploring objects hidden in the sand/water, bubbles/ inks/ foam in water.  Coloured sand.

Fine manipulative play-

Group activities – Music Mondays, story time, special events at the nursery

Sensory experiences – sensory bottles, treasure baskets, black tray experiences

Dragonfly  Class

2 - 2.5 YEARS 

  Two year olds are beginning to develop social skills, develop their vocabulary and test their independence. To develop their skills, our Dragonfly Class curriculum embraces small group experiences, which recognizes the particular needs of each child. The children have many opportunities to explore and learn about the environment.

Toilet training, dealing with frustration, encouraging self-help skills and providing successful, age appropriate experiences to enhance the child's personal, social and emotional development are introduced.

Time Table

ROUTINES

In Dragonfly Class, we like to follow a routine for the day.  This helps our little Dragonflies settle in more easily. 

What will my child be doing?

 

At Red Bus Nursery, we follow the British Early Years Foundation Framework (EYFS).  More information can be found on this programme in our Parent Handbook.  When it comes to our Red Bus Preschoolers, here are some examples of the kind of things your child may experience in covering the seven areas of learning and development, within each topic:

 

Mark making – chalk boards, salt trays, paint mats,number and letter tracing

Book corner/library – sharing books, story sacks, puppets, video and audio books

Malleable play–Playdough, saltdough using topic mats

Painting – sponge, hand/foot, painting with different materials (i.e. bubble wrap) and learning about different techniques

Outdoor play – Parachute games, Wet Wednesdays (fun with sprinklers, bubbles and lots of water! 

Construction – building towers,kid kinnex, lego

Role play – Topic based e.g. shopping baskets  and food, dressing up in costumes, role-play area (topic based)

Sand and water – exploring objects hidden in the sand/water, bubbles/ inks/ foam in water.  Coloured sand.

Group activities – Music Mondays, story time, special events at the nursery

Sensory experiences – sensory bottles, treasure baskets, black tray experiences

Caterpillar  Class

2.5 - 3 YEARS 

  Two year olds are beginning to develop social skills, develop their vocabulary and test their independence. To develop their skills, our Caterpillar Class curriculum embraces small group experiences, which recognizes the particular needs of each child. The children have many opportunities to explore and learn about the environment.

Toilet training, dealing with frustration, encouraging self-help skills and providing successful, age appropriate experiences to enhance the child's personal, social and emotional development are introduced.

Time Table

ROUTINES

In Caterpillar Class, we like to follow a routine for the day.  This helps our little Caterpillars settle in more easily. 

What will my child be doing?

 

At Red Bus Nursery, we follow the British Early Years Foundation Framework (EYFS).  More information can be found on this programme in our Parent Handbook.  When it comes to our Red Bus Preschoolers, here are some examples of the kind of things your child may experience in covering the seven areas of learning and development, within each topic:

 

Mark making – chalk boards, salt trays, paint mats,number and letter tracing

Book corner/library – sharing books, story sacks, puppets, video and audio books

Malleable play–Playdough, saltdough using topic mats

Painting – sponge, hand/foot, painting with different materials (i.e. bubble wrap) and learning about different techniques

Outdoor play – Parachute games, Wet Wednesdays (fun with sprinklers, bubbles and lots of water!)

Construction – building towers,kid kinnex, lego

Role play – Topic based e.g. shopping baskets  and food, dressing up in costumes, role-play area (topic based)

Sand and water – exploring objects hidden in the sand/water, bubbles/ inks/ foam in water.  Coloured sand.

Group activities – Music Mondays, story time, special events at the nursery

Sensory experiences – sensory bottles, treasure baskets, black tray experiences

Butterfly Class

3 YEARS 

Children in our Butterfly Class (Foundation Stage) have a busy time right from the very start.

We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum which enables your child to take part in fun, exciting activities both inside and outside of the classroom that are catered to their individual needs.

Each activity is carefully planned so probably won’t even feel like learning because it is so fun!  This method of teaching has its roots in our best understanding of how children learn best.

Our setting puts children’s interests at the heart of their learning experience ensuring all children are engaged and enjoy learning new things.

Time Table

ROUTINES

In Butterfly Class, we like to follow a routine for the day.  This helps our Butterflies settle in more easily. 

What will my child be doing?

 

At Red Bus Nursery, we follow the British Early Years Foundation Framework (EYFS).  More information can be found on this programme in our Parent Handbook.  When it comes to our Red Bus Preschoolers, here are some examples of the kind of things your child may experience in covering the seven areas of learning and development, within each topic:

 

Mark making – chalk boards, salt trays, paint mats,number and letter tracing

Book corner/library – sharing books, story sacks, puppets, video and audio books

Malleable play–Playdough, saltdough using topic mats

Painting – sponge, hand/foot, painting with different materials (i.e. bubble wrap) and learning about different techniques

Outdoor play – Parachute games, Wet Wednesdays (fun with sprinklers, bubbles and lots of water!)

Construction – building towers,kid kinnex, lego

Role play – Topic based e.g. shopping baskets  and food, dressing up in costumes, role-play area (topic based)

Sand and water – exploring objects hidden in the sand/water, bubbles/ inks/ foam in water.  Coloured sand.

Group activities – Music Mondays, story time, special events at the nursery

Sensory experiences – sensory bottles, treasure baskets, black tray experiences

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