Hi and welcome to the Ladybird room!
Our room accommodates children from 2 to 3 years. This room is one of the smaller rooms with a capacity of 12 children per day. Having a smaller capacity enables us to have more one to one with the children. When planning fun activities, we follow the EYFS (early year’s foundation stage) guidance. These activities are not only fun, but they also support the children in all areas of development.
We have a lovely outdoor space and enjoy playing out every day, come rain or shine, so everyone comes prepared for all weathers, from sun cream and sun hats to wellies and waterproofs!
Our daily routine in the Ladybird room is relaxed but with all the importance of developing and nurturing all our children. We have wake up shake up every morning and afternoon so we can ‘shake our silly’s out’.
There are a wide variety of activities for children to access; they will still be able to experience natural materials such as sand and water, as well as taking part in role-play, dressing up and construction activities. Children will also take part in early maths activities such as colour and shape recognition via matching and sorting, as well as activities to develop early reading skills such as listening and rhyming stories and songs.
There are always lots of creative activities going on. We have painting, box modelling, sensory trays or a bit of exploring the dedicated mark making area. A cosy book corner offers space for quiet time, sharing stories with friends or group activities. We promote healthy hygiene and encourage independence, learning to wash our hands and brushing our teeth which we do twice a day. We have snack time twice a day which helps develop the children’s social skills and manners. We like to share observations with our parents and send out a weekly email showing what their child has been doing during the week. This also gives our parents an opportunity to add any photos from home. We hope to see your little one soon joining our Ladybirds team.
All of our little ladybirds have settled really well and are enjoying been back with their friends.
We have done lots of fun activities such as baking buns and decorating biscuits. They really enjoyed our movement week in our new movement area playing with the balloons.
To celebrate bonfire night we made chocolate sparklers and made an explosion using a bottle of coke and Mentos mints. It was amazing!!
We are also starting to brush our own teeth at nursery just like what we do at home.
In the coming weeks leading up to Christmas we will be doing lots of fun activities. Hopefully the Christmas fairy can use some of her Christmas fairy dust to make the ladybird room look magical.
Next term we will doing various activities around artic animals such as icy water, glittery shaving foam and making an igloo dark den. We will continue to have fun!!