Our Small World
Children from ages 0 - 2 years
OurSmall world room's staff to babies ratio: 1 :3
The children are looked after with gentleness and affection by qualified and experienced practitioners. We have tried to create an environment, which is homely, stimulating and nurturing. Our room is structured to make sure the children are stimulated with resources suitable for their age and stage of development. The interaction between practitioners and babies is vital to encourage their brain development, personal and social development as well as developing language skills. Our practitioners work in partnership with you to form positive relationships. Keyworkers will work alongside you whilst they develop a secure attachment and bond with your child. To give the best possible start in life we follow your wishes to meet your child's individual needs and routines. Within the small world room the staff plan using the Pre-Birth to Three to meet the learning needs of every child, Key workers record your child's learning and development through their online learning journal and plan next steps to extend their learning through play and daily activities.
Our Junior Room
For children aged 2 - 3 years
Our Junior room'sstaff to children ratio is1:5
Like our small world room we plan using the Pre-Birth to three to extend your child's interests through their play. We have created a stimulating environment with defined areas which allow the children to explore and express themselves. The staff and children participate in daily routines which encourages them to make their own choices and become independent whilst learning new skills. Practitioners will build a secure attachment with each child to ensure that they are happy and confident within their environment.
For children aged 3 -5 years.
Our Pre-school staff to children ratio is 1:8
Working in partnership with Midlothian council we offer funded early learning and childcare places for all children at the eligible age. We follow the curriculum for excellence and national standard guidelines to deliver high quality learning for all children's abilities and needs. All our learning is child interest based to ensure the most positive and effective outcome. We offer active learning which provides challenges and encourages creativity in problem solving. We offer a wide range of natural resources to encourage self learning and promote positive behaviours and expand creative imaginative play, stimulating the children and ensuring a positive happy learning environment for the children to grow and learn life skills which will help them in their transition to school. We support positive behaviours and independence with our "happy helper" routines and child led activities. The children are encouraged to take a lead role in their learning and contribute to their own secure online learning journals, that staff update regularly and parents/guardians have access to. The children have full access to resources and have the freedom of choice to select their own activities and learning.
Promoting indoor physical play and sensory play.
Outdoor learning and adventures are very important to us and your child's learning. Promoting and expanding their imagination