Little Sunflowers Child Care: Nursery Ages 0 to 4 years
The Little Sunflowers approach is very different from other nurseries in the area, the traditional nursery has the following:
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.
Following the Children Act 1989, a general shift back to age grouping fitted the need to meet its guidance on adult:child ratios. In the same period there was a growing demand for childcare for under-twos. Good-quality nursery care seemed to be best achieved with a baby and toddler room. However, no sensible guidance suggests that different-aged children have to be kept apart throughout the whole nursery day. With the changes in OFSTED guidance 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.
WE ARE NOT SEPERATED IN LIFE BY AGE SO WHY SHOULD WE AT NURSERY! IT'S ONE BIG FAMILY! Seeing is believing.
Little Sunflowers Child Care: PRE SCHOOL
Pre-school sessions are held every day and children attend a varied amount of sessions, depending on the day of their attendance at the nursery. The idea of pre-school is to develop concentration and work alongside the Foundation Stage Curriculum with activities to encourage number and letter recognition, first reading skills, mathematical skills, pencil control and lots more. Though we try to achieve a classroom environment the time in pre-school is relaxed with an emphasis on learning in a fun, encouraging way with lots of hands-on experimenting and practical work. We also use a reward bear to congratulate the achievements in pre-school.
Little Sunflowers Child Care Ltd
Contact us on:
0208 663 1835
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Monday - Friday
8am - 6pm
52 weeks a year
We are situated behind Marian Vian Primary School, at the bottom of Cobalt Close. Ideally located near to Elmers End Train/Tram station and only a short walk to Beckenham, Eden Park and Shirley.