This group includes four interconnecting room that allow children to free flow to activities and equipment that interest them and engage in learning opportunities with a wide range of resources that will prepare them for school. The main room has a large role play area, dedicated writing area with a large table that sits 8 children at a time, construction toys to develop fine motor skills ready for writing in school, a book corner with soft area to sit and read both factual and story books. This room also includes two self registration boards were children find their name and photo card to show everyone they are here and get them to start recognising words and writing. Also in this room the children have access to three tablets that are loaded with fun and education games and these will change throughout the year to support topics and themes of learning the children engage in.
The middle room has a large range of science and finding out equipment is available including, magnifying glasses, programmable robot toy, shapes, magnets, compare animals for size and counting games and more. There is also a small world area and these toys change depending on the topic and interests of the children. There is also a nursery computer loaded with educational games that the children have access to that is stand alone and not connected to the internet.
The messy room/kitchen provides a large space that is used for meal times and also has a large range of messy resources and materials for painting, water/sand/sensory play, junk modelling, feet/hand/body painting, chalking, cutting as well as allowing children to engage in cookery, wood work with safety goggles and child sized tools etc joined to this is an art annex situated in our newly build conservatory this has magnetic boards, wipe boards, easels and a large black board. The messy/kitchen can also be used as space to set up a dark sensory tent and other child sized camping equipment with torches.
The preschool also have access to the nursery garden throughout their dedicated free play section of their routine.