The first five years of a child’s life is fundamentally important. They are the foundation that shapes children’s future health, happiness, growth, development and learning achievements from nursery to school, in the family, community, and life in general. Early experiences and the environments in which children develop, can have a lasting impact on later success in school and life.
At Humblebees Home Nursery, our aim is to provide a high quality, stimulating, safe and exciting nursery experience, where children are at the centre of everything. We aim for children to be expressive, explorative, creative, keen critical thinkers and most of all to learn to respect and to form relationships with each other.
In this special room, we provide a rich holistic curriculum to develop the whole child. We deliver first-hand experiences in all areas of learning to enable our “Cute bees” to use their imagination, by seeing, doing, and touching. At Humble Bees we value and acknowledge the importance of the unique child, so we always ensure everything is tailored specifically to their needs. As our cute bees develop, they are introduced to activities, such as art and messy play, sand and water play, construction toys, music, dance, and outdoor fun. Staff encourages the development of new skills, and language is developed using story time, circle time, singing and our renounced poetry basket sessions.
Blue Berry Bee (2 years– 5 years)
In this section children transition from the “Cute Bee” room to occupy an area that enables more independence. Children will start learning the vital skills of toilet training, independent feeding, and self – serving of meals. Children also begin to take more ownership over what they learn, with their unique interests incorporated into daily planning. The classroom hosts a range of fun and engaging activities, ranging from cooking activities, arts and crafts, yoga, construction play, role play, mark making messy play, exploration of different materials such as clay, play – dough, sand, play foams etc. Staff encourage the use of tools to develop motor skills, such as pouring, lifting, and kneading which facilitates and strengthens muscles for early writing. As children grow older, they gradually extend their concentration skills and are thus introduce to slightly more challenging adult led activities. As children learn through first-hand experiences they will be encouraged to come up with their own activities to help develop their imagination. It is important to balance adult-led learning with time and opportunity for children to explore their own ideas, play with resources and use their imagination and creativity. Through this method children can take control of their learning and apply it to different situations, such as exploring problem solving and critical thinking, working with others, promote listening skills, self-discipline and patience. We prepare our children to be motivated to read confidently and to expand their vocabulary and language-deciphering skills through experiences that are meaningful to them.
It is important that your child is settled, and you are happy with the care they are receiving. These sessions afford the setting, parent, and child an opportunity to get to know each other a little more. It allows the chance for you to provide us with lots of information about your child. It’s a great opportunity to build a firm partnership with parents, build relationship with children and gives us the tools to understand both your needs and wishes.
We appreciate that some children may take longer to settle than others; sometimes others settle quickly then can become upset a few weeks into the setting. We understand how important this is and will work with you to support your child through this transition period to make it has smooth sailing as possible. All staff will supervise children new to the setting to ensure that they are happy in their new surroundings. The appropriate level of such supervision will be judged according to the child’s age, maturity, and previous experience.
We offer a settling period of 5 sessions to all children. This is based on parent/s contractual hours with the home nursery. At the end of the settling period, parents will be invited to an informal chat to discuss the sessions, improvements that could maximise the child’s experience and of course the opportunity for further settling sessions if required. Parents will incur charges for extra sessions.