In our Baby Room we have highly experienced staff whose priority is to follow the home routine of each baby as closely as possible. We have a spacious play area with a quiet and secure sleeping area, and we provide a variety of stimulating activities in a caring and friendly environment to promote your baby’s all round development.
All planning is displayed on the room wall for you to view and see which activities and development your child will be participating in each week.
When your baby is around 18 months and once they have found their feet we would hope to advance them to the Toddler Room. This would take place after discussions with yourself.
In our Toddler Room children are cared for under the supervision of experienced staff. Our Toddler Room provides a structured day with a much greater choice of learning opportunities including arts and crafts, construction activities, table top games and much more. We will also introduce early numeracy and literacy skills and activities designed to develop your child’s communication skills.
Each day children spend time outside in our play areas or local park. Your child’s day is recorded for you to take home so you will know what they have been learning at Happitots.
Happitots Nursery is recognised as a 3-5s centre by the Education Department. In the 3-5s Room children will follow the Curriculum for Excellence. Please see our curriculum for more information.
We pride ourselves on ensuring that when children leave the nursery to move on to school they do so confidently and independently, taking with them an enjoyment in learning and a pride in their achievements. We strive for your child to have the following skills when leaving our nursery: recognising and writing their own name, demonstrating good observational skills, showing preliminary reading skills, able to confidently control a pencil, showing creative skills and knowledge of numbers.
At the end of each year our children take part in a graduation ceremony where they are presented with their leaving certificates and a special giving of a gift to mark the end of their time at Happitots.
We love to get outside at Happitots, where we have large outdoor play areas for our toddler and preschool children, and a smaller garden area for our babies. Children are encouraged to find opportunities to get fresh air and have fun in a safe and secure area. As well as time in our fabulous play areas we also enjoy walks in the local area. Our youngest children are often seen out in our double buggies enjoying the fresh air, sights and sounds of the local community. We use Walkodile Child Safety Systems and high visibility vests to keep children safe when out on trips away from the nursery.