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  • Play House

    Ofsted GOOD in all areas

  • maths

    High quality care and education

  • mud kitchen

    Ofsted GOOD in all areas

  • book corner

    Open 7am to 6pm 51 weeks per year

  • outdoor mark making

    Ofsted GOOD in all areas

  • garden

    30 hours free early education for eligible 3 and 4 year olds

The Turtle Room
Children aged 2-3 years

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Turtle room is the main play area for our over 2’s with free flow into the playground.  It is set up to ensure free choice of activities are available all day, encouraging children to explore all areas of their development. The children have access to construction, small world models, sensory, ICT and arts and craft activities as well as a cosy book corner and an exciting interchangeable home corner that is transformed to something new each week. 

The Turtle room staff plan lots of fun and educational activities helping the children to reach the next steps of their development. Each week the children learn about a new topic, a new song and a new letter of the alphabet and incorporate this in the art and craft activities.

Every child in the Turtle room belongs to a coloured team and has a designated Key person who responds to their needs and helps them to settle into the setting. The key person works in a close relationship with the child and their parents and tracks the child's developmental progress using an online system called Tapestry.

Once the children start in the Turtle room they will be expected to wear our lovely preschool uniform.  This is to help the children to develop a sense of belonging and prepare them for the school years where a uniform is also compulsory.

 

The Turtle Room Routine

 

  08.00   Breakfast (in the Ocean room)
  08.30   Free play/Outdoor play
  09.30   Who is here today / Roll the Ball
  10.00   Snack
  10.15   Free play/Outdoor play/Key worker led activities
(free-flow between the Turtle and Ocean room and the garden)
  10.50   Weekly sessions: Mini Movers, Garden Games, Music Squirts, Sensory play
*Sessions run once a week during term time. Days for each session change termly.
  11.20   Story / What's in the box (song)
  11.45
   Lunch time (in the Ocean room)
  12.30   Nap time/Free play/Outdoor play
  13.40   Who is here today? (altogether in the Ocean room)
  14.00   Snack/Free play
  14.15   Free play/Outdoor play/Key worker led activities
  15.30   Story / What's in the box (song)
  15.45   Tea (in the Ocean room)
  16.30   Free play/Outdoor play