As I only care for a small number of children at any one time, I am able to understand the individual needs of all the children and ensure each child gets the love, care and attention that they deserve.

Our indoor play activities and equipment:

Baby toys - I have a variety of age appropriate toys to stimulate and develop a baby’s senses
Multicultural activities - I provide a weekly theme based on seasonal, cultural and other events, this helps children to learn about different cultures. Children have celebrated, Chinese New Year, Diwali, St Patrick’s Days, Independence day, St George’s Day, Mardi Gras and many more cultural festivals.
Messy play - children have an opportunity to explore and be creative with various materials and media
Mark making - using a range of tools such as crayons, felts tips, pencils, using sticks to make marks in the mud/sand
Painting - with hands, brushes, sponges, potato, fruit, cars and other tools
Cooking - children learn to be creative in the kitchen, learning about the process of food, experimenting with different textures and tastes
Playdough - using cutters and tools
Planting - sunflower seeds, cress, window boxes and watching how beans grow in a jar
Reading books - reading books together
Singing songs and learning new rhymes - We also go to a music group once a week
Problem solving activities - various puzzles, sorting boxes, threading beads
Construction toys - duplo, wooden bricks, brio train track, stickle bricks, lego
ICT toys - cameras, battery operated toys
Games - a variety of games that are fun, promote turn taking and problem solving
Home corner - play kitchen with lots of accessories, such as playfood, till and tea set
Dressing up - lots and lots of clothes where children can delve in their imagination and be a doctor, nurse, dinosaur or even Harry Potter!
Dolls and accessories - Children can pretend to be Mummy or Daddy, feeding the baby, taking baby for a stroll in the pushchair and then putting baby to bed
Musical instruments - exploring and making different sounds using the musical instruments
Small world - Farm set, zoo, dolls House - complete with furniture and multicultural dolls
Cars - track and garage and a variety of vehicles

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember Involve me and I learn