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A modern, homely, beautiful setting for your children to grow and develop in.
Rabbit Patch nursery is based in a wooden clad bespoke building which will offer two large play rooms for the different ages, a sleep room, bathrooms and a communal atelier or studio space for the children to be creative in. There is also be a buggy store attached enabling you to leave any buggies, scooters, children’s bikes you may use to reach us.
The garden has been designed to enhance the land we are on and will provide the children with a wide variety of natural spaces to learn and explore in.
We will provide your children with all in one weather proof clothing so we can go outside all year round. We will also provide a varied menu of home cooked hot lunches along with breakfast and snacks throughout the day.
The Atelier – the final name of this room is currently being worked out, we are hoping to create a name in keeping with our natural environment like the two play rooms Silver Birch and Willow Tree. If you have any suggestions please feel free to get in contact and let us know.
Working with the Reggio Emilia approach enables us to be very in touch with our own and the children’s creativeness, so we have dedicated a room which in Reggio terms is known as The Atelier. This is a space where small groups of children can come and be surrounded by resources which are there to spark and encourage creativity. The Atelier becomes the place of research, invention, and empathy, expressed by means of the “100 languages” of children
We will also be using this room as a place where the children will dine and come together to learn from each other and work together in different ways.
Our Silver Birch room is a large open room located to the left of the nursery with specifically designed full-length folding doors giving the children a great view of the natural surroundings at Rabbit Patch Day Nursery. In this room we cater for children aged 2 to 3 years old or until both us as staff and parents or carers feel they are ready to move across to the Willow Tree room.
While in The Silver Birch room, the staff give children the opportunity to explore and learn through play using a variety of resources such as light boxes, natural materials and creative media including clay, paint and messy materials on a daily basis. The children absorb many different concepts when learning through play, including both mathematical and linguistic skills through pouring, lifting, handling and measuring.
We provide a seamless link between the inside and outside so children can move freely between the two. Our open garden policy ensures that children have the choice to play and learn outside or inside when they desire, while they are well supervised and safe. This means that the children’s play is not hindered by strict timings and allows them to become fully immersed in their learning and discovery.
We understand that at this age children still require a loving secure relationship while at nursery so our staff will offer that. We also understand that learning to sleep at a nursery is a worry for every parent and carer, so our staff are here to discuss any queries you may have. Our sleeping children are monitored and sleep times recorded, we try to follow each child’s home sleeping routine and provide each child with their own sleep mattress, including a new blanket and sheet which are washed regularly by us. In this room we also have nappy changing facilities, potties and two toilet cubicals for the children to access as they progress through to becoming toilet trained.
We provide waterproof overalls for the children to wear when the weather is really wet so that they can squelch through the mud and splash in puddles.
The Willow Tree room caters for 3 – 5 year old children and is situated in a bright airy room to right of the nursery and looks out on to the garden’s fruit trees, hills and pond in the distance to inspire imagination. Our specifically designed full-length folding doors give the children a seamless link between the inside and outside so they can move freely between the two. Our open garden policy ensures that children have the choice to play and learn outside or inside as much as they desire, while they are well supervised and safe. This means that the children’s play is not hindered by strict timings and allows them to become fully immersed in their learning and discovery.
The children will also have access to two bathroom cubicals dedicated to this age group.
We understand how very important this time is in your child’s life, as he or she prepares to enter mainstream school, the right curriculum is essential at this stage. We employ highly qualified staff and undertake ongoing training to ensure an optimum learning environment is created for your child at this stage. At Rabbit Patch Day Nursery we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) with a Reggio Emilia approach, this enables us to encourage children’s learning and development in the seven areas, whilst incorporating the principles of respect, responsibility and community through exploration, discovery and play.
The Willow Tree room gives the children opportunity to learn and discover through natural open-ended resources to develop their imagination and creative expression. Playing messy is one of the best things about nursery, we know that as parents and carers you won’t always have the time to let your little ones mess around in gloop or mud, but we do!
We provide waterproof overalls for the children to wear when the weather is really wet so that they can squelch through the mud and splash in puddles