Nursery and Pre-reception
GEMS Bolitho Early Nursery
At GEMS Bolitho Early Nursery our aim is to provide quality childcare in a bright, stimulating and caring environment where all children feel safe and secure.
We pride ourselves on catering for every child’s individual needs.
Working in line with the early years foundation stage, ensuring all seven areas of the curriculum are planned for. These areas are split between the prime and specific areas:
Personal, Social and Emotional development
Communication and Language
Understanding the Worls
Expressive Arts and Design
This is to allow all children to actively learn, play and ecplore, creating and think critically.
The pre-reception room offers 3 and 4 year old children exciting and educational learning opportunities covering all seven areas of their learning and development, we cover these areas in many different ways, for example:
This is where children of a similar age/stage of development work with their key person to complete a short planned activity. The adult starts with what the child knows and can do, and then plans to progress their development.
We make this as exciting as possible, encouraging children to sing, dance, play games and both tell and listen to stories and rhymes using a variety of puppets and props. This time allows children to develop their confidence and self-esteem.
We recognise that the outdoor learning environment is as important to children’s learning and development as the indoor environment, therefore we give children plenty of opportunity to enjoy the open spaces, fresh air, freedom and natural beauty that our setting has to offer in a safe and secure environment.
The pre-reception children go to their classroom at approximately 8.30 daily, returning to the 'Daisy room' at approximately 16.00 ensuring good interaction with the nursery department, the Reception class and years 1 and 2.