We appreciate that every child is unique and we look after your baby in the way you want us to by following your child’s own routine.
We use babysdays software to keep you updated regularly about your child’s activities at nursery including their meals, sleeps and nappies among others. Upon registration, you will be given log-in details to download the software for access.
Meadowside babies are typically from birth – 2 years old, housed on the ground floor of the detached baby unit for easy pushchair access. Babies are encouraged to try many exploratory and sensory activities including water play, messy play and singing and language development through story time. These are provided in small groups while their confidence develops. We encourage occasional mix of older babies with younger ones to enhance learning opportunities for younger babies which is a key recommendation within the EYFS.
The team in the baby room have been carefully selected for their experience and qualification, giving you the much needed peace of mind when you leave your most valuable investment with us.
Upon reaching the age of 2, and after careful assessment of individual child’s progress and readiness, children move from babies to the Toddler group. Before this transition from one group to another, discussions are held with the child’s parents to allay fears and address any concerns.
On reaching their second birthday children move to the Toddler room, where a warm welcome awaits them from our team of dedicated practitioner. The children are offered a wide range of activities and experiences to stimulate their growing minds and bodies.
Activities focus on developing skills such as:
- Co-operation – by taking turns and sharing in small and larger groups during play
- Communication – through listening, speaking, role play, song time and story time
- Creativity – through exploratory play, music, baking, art and craft activities, sand and water play
- Independence – during meal times, whilst toilet training, when selecting toys
- Mathematical ability – by developing familiarity with shapes, numbers and colours
- Self-awareness – by respecting themselves, others, the needs of others, and developing an understanding of right and wrong.
Our Preschool room caters for children from 3 – 5 years and operate on a one adult to eight children basis. Highly qualified and experinced EYPs conduct short and medium term planning in accordance with the Early Years Outcomes as outlined in the Early years Foundation Stage (EYFS). The EYFS involves a curriculum which aims to support the development of children and their skills across seven areas of learning. This is divided into 2 categories –
|Personal Social & Emotional Development||Literacy|
|Communication & Language||Maths|
|Physical Development||Understanding of the World|
|Expersive arts & Design|
At meadowside, we boast of an extensive outdoor area and closeness to the Blurton Grange farm which provide additional learning opportunity for children outside the normal play room.
Outdoor facilities includes:
- Large wooden climbing frame equipped with slide and swing
- low level Little Trikes climbing frames
- Mud Kitchen
- Water wall
- Sensory garden
- Basket ball stands
- Habitat etc
Children Activity Out of School Club (CHAOS)
We have a lively and vibrant out of school club. Our club provides children aged 4 -11 years with the opportunity of both free and structured play. The club is run by experienced staff who provide a wide range of activities in a safe and secure environment. We also have “Holiday Club” which runs during school holidays.
At holiday club children enjoy fun play in a relaxed, calm atmosphere. We have different themes e.g. around the World and Space, so whether it’s making rockets, papier-mâché, planets or trying food from other countries, it is fun all the way.
Meadowside provide school pick-up and drop off to –
- Sutherland Primary School
- The Meadows Primary Academy
- Newstead Primary Academy
Holiday club is open to all families in the local area with variety of options to choose between 8:00am and 6:00pm Monday to Friday.
To discuss your childcare requirement, please give us a ring on 01782 599 177