Our Snail room, taking children from 2 -3 years is new to our setting. Children used to stay in Butterfly room until they were 3 and then move to our Ladybird room (preschool) but we identified that with only one intake at schools, some of our Butterflies will not reach our Ladybird (Preschool) room, but will turn 3 over summer and go straight to school. Therefore we had to do something to ensure they were prepared for the big leap without the distraction of our younger toddlers. Moving them up earlier would not work as this would then impact on the more advanced learning of our 3 – 5 year olds. So we created Snail room.
As children develop and refine the skills learnt as babies / toddlers, their daily routines require a more structured approach to learning and play. The result has been a huge success, its been a joy to hear all our 2 – 3 year old Snails enjoying their new learning environment and feedback from parents has been excellent.
Our Snail room follow the same planning as our Ladybird (preschool) room with slight changes to accommodate the different developmental stage. The room has a home corner and role play area, arts and crafts area, book corner and a host of learning resources. They also have access to our large front garden, vegetable patch and mud kitchen.
Our outdoor classroom is also available to the Snail room and means the children can enjoy the outside space all year round. Our Snails and Ladybirds travel on nursery trips together and often mingle in the gardens giving the children a chance to build their social skills before travelling off to ‘big school’.
Your fees will include nappies, wipes, suncream, all meals, snacks and milk. All you need to do is drop your child off and leave the rest to us. If you would like to book a viewing then please do not hesitate to contact us. Call Jessica on 01582 840586 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you qualify for FREE 2 year old funding this can also be claimed at Apple Trees Child Care. Please ask a member of staff for more information.