This room is specifically designed to accommodate the specific needs of all children within this age group. We provide excellent facilities and a safe and happy environment where children can grow in confidence and learn new skills. We develop learning through play and a carefully planned programme to develop physical, intellectual, emotional and social skills at their own pace and level, using developmentally appropriate activities and equipment.
We enable children to develop social independence skills which they will utilise during transition periods.
We are also able to offer flexible use of the Government’s free 15 hours* to children aged two years meeting certain criteria. This can be spread over 51 weeks of the year.
We accept employer supported childcare vouchers and sibling discounts.
*Sessions can be varied to accommodate your individual childcare needs – please don’t hesitate to ask.
What We Teach
Children’s learning and development is guided by the Early Years Foundation stage in a comprehensive framework which sets the standards of learning, development and care of children from birth to five years.
|Prime Areas||Specific Areas|
We also focus on the Characteristics of effective learning:
|Playing and exploring engagement||Active Learning||Creating and thinking critically|
|Finding out and exploring, playing with what they know, being willing to “have a go”.||Being involved and concentrating, keeping trying, enjoying achieving what they set out to do.||Having their own ideas, making links and choosing ways to do things.|
Team leader, 2-3 year olds
What Our Parents Think
A fabulous setting in a lovely rural location. Well resourced with highly qualified staff. Joseph has loved his time at Smile. Highly recommended
Thank you for caring for Aaron for the past 4 years. His time at Smile has given him such a great basis for learning, but more importantly has made him into the confident happy little man that he is today! He has thoroughly enjoyed his time with you and will miss you all dearly.