Our recently renovated Tiny Explorers room comprises of two large rooms which are open‑plan design with low level divides.
Within the spacious indoor facilities the rooms have baby changing areas, a separate sleeping/comfy area, a dining and ‘messy’ area as well as sensory and role play sections.
Babies have direct access to our all‑weather, secure, outdoor area, designed specifically for children from birth up to two years of age.
Our experienced and knowledgeable staff will
plan for each individual child a curriculum of
multi‑sensory, stimulating, developmentally
appropriate activities. We aim to engage children’s
interests in order that they have the confidence to
explore their surroundings, and we offer differing
levels of support where needed.
The room is run by Lead Practitioner Rebecca Luter, who has been with us for many years, and an established staff team.
Outdoor Play Area
Our bespoke outdoor play facilities for children
aged under two years has been specifically
designed to incorporate play within the highly secure environment. The children have free‑flow access to our all‑weather outdoor facilities throughout their daily activities.
A range of multi‑sensory and physically challenging play resources provide a wide range of learning opportunities for the non‑mobile and newly toddling small children.
The facilities include a sensory garden, a low‑level climbing frame, a variety of malleable activities at low level, including sand and water.
In addition, to this area all children have direct access to the large natural garden comprising of a large grassed area with various tunnels and climbing hills and frames. There is also access to our mud kitchen, vegetable patch, small world jungle, construction area and water play.
First Steps Nursery also has a large playground area, with its own painted road system for children to explore on their bikes and scooters.
'Younger children enjoy the sensory experience of searching for objects in water and handling other natural and malleable materials.' (Ofsted, June 2018)