Rooms at The Corner House
The rooms have all been specially planned for the age of children within each room.
Cygnets & Ducklings; Babies
The baby rooms are upstairs in a purpose designed unit. There is lots of soft carpeting, cushions and chairs for cuddles and story/quiet times. We have a separate sleep room with baby monitors, and separate milk kitchen for babies feeds, to ensure sterile conditions are kept. The highest standard of care, cleanliness and hygiene are maintained at all times.
Story Corner – has a comfy sofa, and is a place for daily story time, this encourages communication, language and literacy skills. We have story sacks which help make story time more visual and exciting which is a bonus at this age, particularly with the characters of the stories included in the sacks.
Music Area – lots of instruments, from handbells to shakers and drums and rainmakers. We learn lots of songs with actions, rhythm, and movement this helps to build co-ordination and communication.
Role Play area – lots of fun is had in dressing up. Dressing up outfits of service people plus handbags, shoes, hats, old jewellery, or interesting clothes all make dressing up great fun for all the babies.
Construction – a range of building products, bricks of a great variety, Duplo, and wooden can all be used to teach about the curriculum in an enjoyable way, such as counting, hand eye co-ordination, and imaginative play.
Small World play – a time to stimulate the senses, we have farms, dolls, dolls houses, train tracks, and many others, it is a good opportunity to make friends and social interaction.
Treasure baskets are a great source of wonder and surprise and ideal for developing communication.
Robins & Woodpeckers; Toddler Rooms, 1 & 2;
The toddler rooms are well equipped for a great variety of play situations.
Sand and water trays – buckets, tubes, jugs, water wheels, heavy and light objects for floating and sinking, containers for pouring. Children learn mathematical skills whilst playing with the water whilst also interacting with friends and social skills. It's amazing just how many children like water play more than anything else. Many also find it very therapeutic. Adding bubbles and colouring to the water also adds another dimension.
Creative Activities – Painting tables, collage, painting, finger painting, boxcraft, modelling, all to create and promote the childrens creative instincts.
Play dough, pasta, flour, clay, outdoor mud kitchen, all instill a sense of continual discovery.
Small world play – garages, dolls houses cars, train track and many more all encourage vocabulary, imagination, social skills, and role playing.
Book Corner – A great variety of books where children can choose their own,to encourage a love of reading and the story sacks.
Writing Materials – coloured pencils, crayons, chalks, are provided with all kinds of paper to encourage children to learn how to trace, hold pencils, draw shapes and eventually letters and numbers.
Maths – Mathematical jigsaws, dominoes of many kinds, matching games, bricks, and many counting games, scales are all provided to encourage early mathematical awareness.
Role Play – a beautiful role play area for turning into a shop, hospital, hairdresser, doctors surgery, café, (where it always a surprise to hear which foods the children order!). Multicultural dressing up clothes, all kinds of dressing up clothes to stimulate the imagination and help their knowledge of the world. The children are encouraged to dress and undress themselves as much as possible.
The toddlers also have special sleep mats for when they need a quiet time or sleep time.
All rooms have appropriate areas for quiet times as well as creative activities, book corners for reading, dressing up, home corner and messy play areas.
We operate a key person system whereby your child will have a designated person responsible for all your child's care and needs within each room. They are responsible for all your child's observations and daily record keeping and reporting to you each day on our digital learning jounals, eyLog.
Our ratios of staff are;
Ages; 0 – 2 = 1 adult to 3 children
Ages; 2 – 3 = 1 adult to 4 children
Ages; 3 – 5 = 1 adult to 8 children
All staff are qualified first aiders with a variety of childcare qualifications between them as well as a vast amount of experience. Qualifications include EYPS graduate status, NVQ3, NVQ4, and others. We are committed to recruiting only the best staff who have a genuine love of children.
“Cuddles are the order of the day in every room.”