Our Baby room’s aim is to make sure your baby spends their time in a caring and warm environment, where we treat your world as if they were ours.
We aim to follow your baby’s routine as closely as possible while your child enjoys our Forestry way of learning. A forestry nursery is designed to enable children to learn independence and build self-esteem through exploring and experiencing the natural world.
Being outdoors allows them to move around without many of the restrictions of being inside. They can fill their lungs with clean air and use all of their senses to appreciate the colours, different noises, the sense of space and of scale.
The outdoor environment offers experiences that babies simply cannot have indoors. The outdoor environment supports busy movement, which helps to strengthen children’s muscles, hearts and lungs. Exposure to the outdoor environment may also foster children’s health via strengthened immunity, more regular sleeping patterns and a sense of well-being.
Being outdoors provides enjoyable experiences that are critical for infants’ and toddlers’ overall development.
Click here to download: Treehouse Registration Form – Nursery
2016 Summer Term Menu (PDF)
Breakfast is provided for all children attending session starting before 9am
Healthy snacks are provided in both morning and afternoon sessions.
Lunch – children need to bring a pack lunch to sessions before 12.30pm please provide them with a nutritious, healthy packed lunch to eat as lunch is usually between 11:30am and midday. (Healthy lunch chart)
Dinner is provided around 4:45pm for children attending in the evening.
(We always promote the children’s autonomy and supply small, cups, bowls and jugs for them to use at meal times, and we have a water station so children can access drinks all day)
All our learning journeys are done interactively, giving our mummies and daddies instant access to your child progress, you will be able to see their progress, pictures and video’s of all the amazing things they do during the day and be able to contact your child key person via this system. At the end of each term you will receive a termly report
Risers are for our children that are going to ‘big school’ which can be daunting for them and their families.
Risers sessions focus on making the children’s transition to infant school being relaxed and ready for their next stage of education, this is why it is important to prepare the children to be ‘school ready’ such things as being able to change for PE, to follow a more structured curriculum, being more responsible for their things, speech, hand writing and phonics are up to date. At break time we practice games that they can play with older more stimulating toys what they would find in ‘big school.’
At the end of the session the children choose a library book to take home with them and there are Risers homework sheets, based on Letter and Number activities. A main focus of these sessions is to support the children’s transition to school and our Risers team have a good relationship with representatives and teachers from local schools and have opportunities to meet with them at appropriate times throughout the year. The children will be invited to be taken along to their respective schools with their parents and families and the teachers will make arrangements with us to come and visit the children at pre-school.
During the Summer Term a group leaver’s photo is taken for parents and careers to purchase and at the end of this term each child is presented with their Risers leavers folders at a Leaver’s Ceremony which family and friends are invited to.
To make sure the children in our care get the most out of their time at preschool we want to build good partnerships between parents and staff.
So each child is appointed a Key Person, who will work closely with both you and your child to help them settle into a good routine at nursery, they monitor their development throughout their time with us.
This Key Person will be responsible for your child’s interactive Learning Diary and will be able to give you observations and feedback on your child’s time at The Treehouse Club. We have formal parents’ meetings regularly where you can discuss your progress tracker report, but you can contact your Key Person at any point to discuss any issues relating to your child.
Nursery day – 8.00am to 6.00pm
Extended Day – 7.00am to 7.00pm
Places are for 52 weeks of the year, which will be invoiced monthly
When joining the Treehouse Club you will receive a t shirt, jumper and wet suit to be worn when attending. Replacements are extra clothing are available please contact the office.
Your child will also require a pair of indoor shoes to be brought to each session, we suggest wearing wellies to each session.