Little Pixies is laid out over two floors into 3 separate learning rooms.
Our Imps room is for babies and toddlers, and cares for children from 12 weeks up to 2 years. This large open plan room has a separate space dedicated for our very youngest children to explore. Our routine for babies is an extension of your home routine; feeding and sleep times are tailored to your babies needs. As they become more adventurous on their feet and independent in their spirit, they can explore the wider space. Our focus in this room is on the EYFS three prime areas of learning – Communication & Language, Physical Development and Personal, Social and Emotional. These 3 areas form the base blocks of all learning and are an important milestone in early development.
Our Sprites room is a dedicated space for our 2-3-year olds, which gives them the space to achieve independence but with the support they need. They have free-flow access to toileting facilities which supports their next steps to potty training. Our room routine starts with our ‘Hello’ time after breakfast, followed by adult led activities, child-initiated play, and outdoor time we are kept busy all day. Our focus in this room is to continue the development of the EYFS prime areas but also to start to explore the specific areas of learning – Understanding the world, Expressive Arts and design, Maths and Literacy.
Our Elves pre-school room cares for children from 3 years until they start school. Our routine starts to prepare them for a school environment and school routines, but they are still very much learning through play. We have a structured focus to solidify the EYFS 7 areas of learning with themes so that the children build confidence and independence as they learn to explore, to think about problems and relate to others. We are continually responding to each child’s emerging needs and interests guiding their development through warm, positive interaction.
Each week we have a theme, this might be learning about people who help us, under the sea, farming or plants and growth. Our activities, book and song of the week, support these themes however as with everything we do at Little Pixies we are adaptable and our children’s interests determine which themes may be chosen.