The Butterfly room, age 2-3 years is light and bright and the play equipment is set out attractively to encourage exploration. This room is registered for seventeen two year olds. A quiet area is provided with comfortable sleep mats for the children to have a sleep after lunch. For children who do not have a sleep, we organise a range of quiet activities. Children are encouraged to actively explore and, in doing so, their skills are developed. The children have lots of opportunities for play both indoors and out. Texture is explored through 'messy play' and tactile sensory play. Sound is experienced through music and the use of our voices. We encourage the children to focus on encountering new challenges and experiences to fire the imagination. The Butterflies work to the recommendations outlined in the ‘Birth to Three’ document. This document identifies four 'Aspects' that promote the skills of the young learner. It highlights the interrelationship between growth, learning and the environment in which they are cared for and educated. The four 'Aspects' are Relationships, Respect, Responsive Care and the rights of the Child and Responsive Care.
From ages 0-2 we provide a warm homely atmosphere, providing a sense of security and ensuring the children are happy and relaxed.
From ages 2-3 children are encouraged to actively explore and, in doing so, their skills are developed
From ages 3-4 the Bumblebee room prepares children for future learning by supporting, fostering and promoting their development.
From ages 4-5 we encourage children to become independent and offer a range of activities that interest them individually.
From ages 5+ we offer a before school and after school service. We also cater for children during the holidays, including ad-hoc in-service days.