Here at Monkey Stratford Upon Avon we have split the nursery into three age ranges:
Babies (3 months – 2 years)
This is for babies aged 3 months to 2 years. The children will enjoy a bright and open plan room with specific areas for non-mobile children. We have a separate safe and cosy sleep area, where the temperatures are constantly monitored to ensure the babies are comfortable at all times. The rest of the baby room is carefully designed for curious, active babies with development encouraged, and monitored, through creative and sensory activities. There are never more than three babies to any one member of staff in the baby room, with each baby having their own named key person.
Toddlers (2 years – 3 years)
The large, bright open plan Toddler room also benefits from a number of dedicated areas, designed with sensory and creative areas to stimulate the children’s development and enjoyment. The Toddlers have a creative area for messy play, a reading corner, a home corner and a free play area for structured activities throughout the day. The Toddler rooms are fully equipped to encourage the children’s independence, including their own easily accessible children’s toilets and sink to encourage toilet training. Toddlers benefit from a staffing ratio of one member of staff looking after no more than four children.
Pre-School (3 years – 5 years)
Pre-School children follow the ‘Early Years Foundation Stage’ preparing them for their eventual move to school. This is a more settled routine, with children working in small groups. Through our observations of children learning through play, we are able to introduce adult led activities that follow the interest of individual children, linking them to the seven areas of learning: communication & language, physical development, personal social and emotional development, literacy, mathematics, understanding of the world, expressive arts and design. The Pre School room is fully equipped and designed around the children to ensure they maintain their interest and development. The children have open access to the garden every day (free flow) from their room and complete a lot of their daily activities outside through choice. The garden also reflects the areas of learning.
As well as dedicated Babies / tweenies, toddlers and pre-school areas, we also offer the benefit of further large open plan room on the first floor. This is an excellent area for dance and movement classes, organised and free play and a real bonus when the weather is a little less inviting.
The garden is well equipped and stimulating, designed to stimulate and promote exploration, social skills and positive self-esteem. The garden features the latest impact resistant soft surfacing to ensure peace of mind when any tumbles occur whilst still retaining a large natural looking lawn area.
Monkey Puzzle at Stratford-upon-Avon Day Nursery is open from 7.30am – 6.00pm (core hours 8.00am – 6.00pm).
We support government funding which consists of 15 hours free per week for each child from the term after their third birthday. We are also happy to accept funded only places.We can also now accept, where possible, 2 year old funded places.
For more information, please call 01789 414 220 or contact Fiona, who is happy to answer your questions or arrange a viewing.