The Balsall Common day nursery is a purpose built setting which operates across one floor catering for children aged from 6 weeks to 5 years old.
The Tiny Teddies Day Nursery’s site operates from an open plan room. The room is divided into threee areas, catering for the following age groups:
* 0-2 years: Baby bears
* 2-3 and Big Bears
* 3-5 years: Preschool
Our under 2’s baby room is for babies and toddlers. The toddlers enjoy the floor based play and the cosy book area, as well as table top and role play activities. Baby bears is an area sectioned off area for the younger children, they enjoy toys and activities to develop gross motor skills, and exploratory equipment such as sensory play all in a cushioned area. There are also cots available for rest times.
Our over 2’s area has resources and pre-planned activities to develop fine motor skills and increase concentration. The children have access to a wide range of resources to develop them as individuals such as role play and ICT equipment. There is also a cosy book area for when children want to relax or take time out. We also have a large 2 level soft play area for the children to play during the day as part of planned activity time.
There is a small kitchen from which bottles, breakfast, snacks, tea and drinks are prepared and served daily.
There are toilets and hand washing facilities within the nursery, as well as baby changing facilities. Each child is given their own labelled basket in which parents are asked to provide nappies, wipes and creams, if necessary.
*Outdoor and Physical Play*
There is a secure outdoor area which has recently been renovated to include all weather turf. Children enjoy the slide, bikes, balls and other equipment to develop gross motor skills. The children are given many opportunities to use the outdoor area throughout the day as we view it as an extension of the indoor classroom. They will access the outdoor in all weathers so parents are asked to provide suitable coats and footwear.