The Big Tykes unit caters for children aged approx 2yrs 6mths – 5 years. Here we offer an environment that fosters learning. This large open plan room allows children freedom of choice and promotes independence. This language rich environment supports learning and enables increasing skill in communication language and literacy, problem solving reasoning and numeracy, personal social and emotional development and knowledge and understanding of the world.
Here too we have free access to a large all weather outdoor area where children have the opportunity to develop thier natural curiosity and explore the natural environment.
The room operates a one to four ratio for children under 3 years and a one to eight ratio for children 3 years plus. The room supervisor leads the team. She is supported by a dedicated team of qualified staff and an Early Years Professional. You will be introduced to the staff team during your child’s visits.
Nursery Education Grant
The Nursery Education Grant entitles each 3 and 4 year old child to 15 hours free care and education 38 weeks per year. This commences the term after their third birthday. If your child attends less than 15 hours per week and does not attend any other setting the funding can be extended over a longer period of time. We will automatically apply for the nursery education grant the term after your child’s third birthday and provide you with the relevant paperwork. If your child attends another setting we will agree the number of sessions you wish to claim from each provider. Once your child is in receipt of this grant we will amend your account accordingly.