Woodend Country Childcare offers care from 3 months to 5 years old with a further option of holiday club up-to the age of 6 years old.
Because the childcare I offer is is within my home, but ran like a nursery, I believe children are offered unique childcare, with free flow allowing opportunity for children to interact with children both older and younger. However we also offer areas suited to individual ages – offering stimulating age appropriate resources and apparatus, alongside specific care and learning for our three age groups.
All babies and Children are also well supported by adult led activities according to their age and stage of development following the child's interests the key worker will implement these daily. Children learn through all their senses through taste, touch, vision, hearing and smelling. They will watch those around them and copy language and behaviour.
We have a great emphasis on outdoor learning and physical development .
Our outdoors is amazing with large garden full of wonderful learning areas woods, fields, birds and animals.
It truly is a wonderful place to start your child's journey.
0 - 2 years
Baby bunnies are well supported by caring, experienced and highly qualified mothers and practitioners.
The babies experience tummy time music and soft play and our lovely stimulating sensory room provides some wonderful tactile experiences.
They take part in baking, baby picasso and other experiences.
Outdoors for our baby Bunnies, is very exciting, they have two areas to enjoy. Activities on a wooden decked area with parasol for shade in summer and a garden area for crawling and exploring with sand/water and a gazebo for shelter.
They also have beautiful woodland walks in triple pushchairs.
Spotting birds and touching leaves. Or a teddy bear picnic in the fields.
2 - 3 years
Our Chirpy Chicks are supported by highly qualified and experienced practitioners.
Our toddlers are fully supported during transition periods, when moving from baby bunnies to Little Lambs.
They all love joining in dancing activities like yoga and pilates, which we implement in our routine each day to encourage children to keep fit and eat healthy.
We love our baking activities and being little chefs, making a variety of healthy snacks.
We also like being outside exploring the garden and the fun, exciting areas we especially love experimenting in the mud kitchen.
Pre-school up to 5 years
Little Lambs are led by an experienced team leader and her experienced qualified pre school staff.
Pre school join in part adult led activities and one to one time with keyworker, whether it be chatting or sharing a favourite book this special time is important to encourage each child's communication and interaction skills.
We go for walks into our forest, going on sound walks and listen to sounds all around us. We are trained in forest school and create activities such as den building and using tools to support physical development.
On Pre-school we support and encouraged our children to be independent. Each day we have helpers to lay the table for meal times, promoting British values through out.