The Caring Hands Nursery consists of two rooms with children ranging from ages 2 to 5.
2-3 year olds
At this stage in development your child will be growing at their own pace. This also means that your child will become more independent, which may mean they will want to do things for themselves. This is an important part of your child’s personal growth, so we help to support and reassure your child as an individual during this transition.
Being a 2 year old is both exciting and a little daunting. We are there to nurture your 2 year old’s desire to explore and investigate.
Your child is further exploring their powers to communicate, to move purposefully, to assert independence and control important bodily functions. It is a powerful time full of emotions, struggles, delights, and achievements and we are there to help them navigate this stage of their Learning Journey with us.
We provide an abundance of enjoyable activities and experiences to encounter for the first time, then to explore again and again, as new skills and new words are mastered and refined. Our trained Early Years staff understand the world of a 2 year old and provide supportive nurturing guidance that balances the need to be independent with the need for reassurance from caring adults. Your child’s vocabulary will be rapidly increasing as they seek answers and continue to discover and make sense of the world around them. They will continue to need physical challenges as they gain greater control and awareness of their bodies.
We support them at this important stage by creating strong social environments where they can make positive relationships with children and adults, to support their communication and language.
We also provide opportunities where children can explore cause and effect by looking at how and why things happen and our trained staff assist them in making healthy choices by encouraging greater independence at meal times and with self-care routines.
Preschool room: 3-5 year olds
Now your child is three, they have become a confident explorer of the world and seek new challenges.
Curiosity and the drive to question, investigate and test out ideas develop in children during the pre-school years. We will support your child to grow in confidence and be more independent, solve problems, work with others and develop an understanding of how the world works so that they leave us with a lifelong love of learning.
Programmes for learning are designed to lay the pedagogical foundations that give your child the confidence to:
Through a rich variety of projects, children investigate the fascinating world in which they live, enhancing the development of emerging knowledge and skills. A balance of child-initiated and adult-led guided learning across a balanced curriculum is provided throughout the day.