All children play happily alongside each other and make friends. Staff act as positive role models, and children thrive in a calm and respectful atmosphere.”2016 Ofsted report
Honeycroft nursery provides high-quality, low-cost care for children aged 2.5-5 years in an inclusive and stimulating environment. Open from 08:00 – 18:00 Monday-Thursday and 08:00 – 17:00 on Fridays, 49 weeks of the year, Honeycroft provides flexible hours and add-on options to suit parents and carers needs.
The staff team are led by our Early Years Practitioner and operate at a higher than average adult to child ratio. The nursery benefits from a large open-planned space with a high ceiling that provides lots of natural light. The space is divided into different learning areas to support free play and the delivery of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework which supports each child’s development and learning.
Staff understand how children learn. They adapt activities to suit children’s different learning styles and levels of understanding. Children experience a wide variety of experiences and activities.“ 2016 Ofsted report
Themed activities planned for each half term support growth and development in an environment of learning through play covering all key EYFS areas; communication and language, physical development, personal, social and emotional development, literacy, mathematics, understanding the world; and expressive arts and design.
In addition, children make use of a sensory room, ball pool and soft play space and outside learning area.
We use an online platform called Tapestry to document each child’s personal learning journey with photos, video observations and comments in line with the EYFS building a record of their progress. Individual logins allow parents and carers to view and comment as their child develops and learns.
Find out more here: https://tapestry.info/
Children are confident and proud learners. Children move from the younger room as they progress in their learning, and enjoy mixing with the older children.” 2016 Ofsted report
Two year olds at Honeycroft benefit from a tailored suite of rooms which sit adjacent to the main nursery.
Three connecting rooms promote a warm and nurturing environment to support transition into the larger open planned nursery once the child is ready, or around 2.5 years old. The two year olds take part in a number of aspects of the daily routine with the older children, including group time and lunch, in addition to shared themed activities and off-site visits.
*18:00 from September 2017