News from the Rooms
Acorns room provides high quality early learning and care for children from 2 to 3 years. This provision is to support working parents or those returning to education or training. We also have free places for eligible children. These free places are allocated through a city wide referral system.
Beech and Willow
We provide two classrooms (Willow and Beech) for 3-4 year old pre-school children providing high quality learning and care.
Each child has an entitlement to 15 hours a week. We also provide paid wrap-a-round sessions for working parents.
News from Acorns, Beech and Willow
Video: Fun With Leaves
Some of the Acorns children have had fun exploring all the falling leaves. Barry our new caretaker joined in the fun, throwing the leaves into the air. The children loved to feel them gently falling on their heads! https://youtu.be/dtiPv-inhso
Video: Water Wheel in Puddles
After the rain, the children worked out they could use a bike to spray the water from a puddle. They had loads of fun and used the scoops to keep the water level up so that it would work properly.
Video: Making Shaving Foam Tracks With Bikes
Have a look at children from Beech and Willow making tracks in shaving foam, using bikes. This activity is a wonderful example of the exploration and experimentation of mark-making, which is a sensory and physical experience. Young children begin to make sense of the...
Video: Mud Kitchen With Shaving Foam
Take a look at this video of Willow Room playing in the Mud Kitchen, with shaving foam! Mud Kitchens are a wonderful way of allowing children to explore the outdoor environment as they dig in the mud. They also involve science-based learning as children can get hands...
Video: Jungle Corridor
Inspired by one of our core books Walking Through The Jungle by Julie Lacome, we have adapted our corridor to support the children's interest that has come from reading the book. The children will be moving in different ways through the jungle, discovering different...
Video: Sorting with Compare Toys
In this video, the children in Willow are exploring the open-ended activity of sorting the compare toys. The children are beginning to learn how to work together and share their ideas, whilst also managing the distractions around them. ...
Video: Bread Experiment
We have spoken lots about washing our hands and keeping our toys clean this year. Therefore, the idea behind this experiment was for the children to observe what happens to bread over time and which household ingredients have the biggest effect. In the video, the...
Video: Beech and Willow Room Beetle
A child had been digging in the sandpit when they discovered a beetle. The children were concerned about the insect staying in the sand and have great ideas on how to best take care of the bug. https://youtu.be/nAPctXESua4
Video: Willow Room Obstacle Course
The children are beginning to challenge themselves by building an obstacle course. They are both sharing, trying out ideas and working together. Both children are remaining focused on what they are doing. https://youtu.be/SxTvQ2k8cPg
Video: Story Mapping Three Billy Goats Gruff
The children in Willow have been reading The Three Bill Goats Gruff for group time over the last two weeks. In this video, the children are reflecting on parts of the story through collaborative drawing. They are beginning to focus on the characters and use them to...