Little Sunflowers Child Care: Nursery Ages 0 to 4 years
The traditional nursery set up:
Little Sunflowers is made up of one big FAMILY unit for children of all ages.
Why break the mould you ask!?
Little Sunflowers took the decision to mix age groups for so many reasons but here are a few:
The staff plan age appropriate activities so that every child at every age is reaching their full potential. We have an area for the younger children to go with a member of staff, here they can have some quiet time and they can unwind before they go down for a nap in our dedicated sleep room. For the older children we have a seperate pre-school area so we create a class room like environment to get them ready for big school.
Little Sunflowers was able to have all ages to come together to reep all the below benefits:
Research in the early years has demonstrated that children of all ages can benefit from a mixed age group environment, providing younger children with the facility to encourage their social and cognitive development and older children with the opportunity to practice prosocial, self-regulatary and leadership skills. Children have access to a larger variety of activities and experiences, providing them with a rich, social enviironment which facilitates a family atmosphere within the nursery.
At Little Sunflowers we do not use any communication apps. Whilst that is a great tool for other nurseries, we believe our time is better spent being present with the children rather than on apps.
To communicate with you all it is simply us! We believe in the art of conversation, yes it may be old-fashioned, but we love being able to have a conversation and tell you what your child has been getting up to, how well they have eaten, if they had a nap etc
A newsletter is sent each month via email to keep you updated on the goings on and for any dates in your diary.
We are one big Sunflower family!
For more information on the Little Sunflowers Nursery please follow the below links:
Sessions and Funding
Opening Hours: 8am to 6pm - Monday to Friday - 52 Weeks of the Year!
Our session times are:
Morning: 8am to 1pm
Afternoon: 1:30pm to 6pm
Full Day: 8am to 6pm
2 Year Old Funding
Some 2 year olds may be eligible for funding. To find out if you qualify please visit www.bromley.gov.uk/iam2
Universal 15 hour Funding
ALL 3 and 4 year old children are entitled to a funded nursery place from the term after they turn 3. In order to access this funding we need a form compelted and a copy of your Little Sunflowers birth certificate or passport.
Extended 15 hours funding
An additional 15 hours of free children is available to those children who meet the governements criteria. You can find our more at www.childcarechoices.gov.uk