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OuNursery

Childcare in the heart of Shoreham

 

Our Shoreham nursery is set in a former Victorian police station. The nursery offers a warm and nurturing home from home feel with outstanding outdoor play spaces and a wide range of age appropriate resources. A dedicated baby room is a feature of the nursery which ensures that our youngest children are given the very best start to nursery life.

Here at Sunshine Day Nursery in Shoreham we provide a happy, friendly and stimulating environment where all children can start their journey to grow to be the person they want to be

 

Baby Unit

With a safe and secure environment the baby unit, aged up to approximately 16 months, offers a warm homely feel where babies are encouraged to explore and develop to stimulate their minds and bodies to become confident in the world around them. From exploring the monochrome area, making and listening to sounds from a range of musical instruments and getting messy with creative play, babies are able to explore their senses from as young as 3 months old to open their minds to a world of imagination.

We aim to follow the routine you and your baby have at home, with the adjacent sleep room offering a calm and relaxed atmosphere. It features soft and soothing music and lullabies to help your baby with a peaceful sleep.

We also provide a two weekly half hour session of Baby Bumpkins, which is a yoga inspired class. Each session is based around a story using simple baby yoga movements with the fun Baby Bumpkin demonstration doll. The sessions are nurturing and supportive with lots of bonding and stretching time for your baby and their key person. The session can help digestion, sleep and many other baby issues.

You will be provided with a day care book, this provides you with information on your babies sleep, milk and food consumption, nappies and activities for that day. In the Baby Unit we provide Nappies, Wipes and Sun Cream.

Tiddler Unit

Our early walkers, aged approximately 16 months to 27 months, are now understanding they can get to where they want to be. They are wanting to be more independent in a physical sense of wellbeing. Getting messy in shaving foam, rolling cars in sand to see what marks we can makes and relaxing in the den with a book, Tiddlers can enjoy making choices of the activities they would like to do.

We also provide a two weekly half hour session of Baby Bumpkins, which is a yoga inspired class. Each session is based around a story using simple baby yoga movements with the fun Baby Bumpkin demonstration doll. The sessions are nurturing and supportive with lots of bonding and stretching time for your child and their key person. The session can help digestion, sleep and many other issues.

In the Tiddler Unit Breakfast is provided with a choice of cereal and toast from 8.00-9.00am, a healthy morning and afternoon snack, cow’s milk and nappies, wipes and sun cream. You also have the option to pay an extra £2.50 per day for a hot lunch and pudding from our outside catering agency Zebedees. You will be provided with a day care book, this provides you with information on your Tiddlers sleep, food consumption, nappies and activities for that day.

 Pre-school 1

Now confident on their feet, our 2 year olds are eager to explore on a whole new level, from jumping like frogs in puddles and climbing the climbing frame like monkeys, Pre-School 1 enjoy the garden at least twice a day. Indoors, they enjoy singing sessions, role play in the home corner, mark making with a materials and creative equipment as well as playing with a variety of small world toys to help build their imagination. Our indoor step and slide piece of equipment encourages the Pre-School 1 children to become confident with beginning to use stairs in a safe way.

We also provide Long, Tall, Silly singing sessions every 3 weeks. These are about fun, real music for young people and are very live and interactive, engaging children and adults together through songs, singing and actions. A chance to get lost in imaginative role play and experimenting with sound & movement alongside others.

The sessions encourage children as much as possible to gain a sense of freedom through taking part, and through following and copying, finding out what you can do with your voice as well as coordinating your body & experimenting with other instruments. The emphasis is very much on confidence building through enjoyment & participation.

In the Pre-School 1 Unit there is an adjacent bathroom with a nappy changing unit, potties and a low level toilet. We like to work together with parents along with lots of praise and encouragement in toilet training their children, we provide pull ups for children that are not quite ready to go completely without a nappy

In the Pre-School 1 Unit Breakfast is provided with a choice of cereal and toast from 8.00-9.00am, a healthy morning and afternoon snack, cow’s milk and nappies/pull ups, wipes and sun cream. You also have the option to pay an extra £2.50 per day for a hot lunch and pudding from our outside catering agency Zebedees.

 Pre-school 2

The Pre-School 2 Unit offers opportunity to explore and promote independence, from putting on their own shoes to learning to do up their coat, children can feel a sense of pride and achievement from their own independence.

Children of this age are full of questions, why does this happen? what happens after? Through providing a wide variety of equipment and resources we can look at each step of their question and explore the answer together. For example, the children were playing in the garden and noticed that a rainbow had appeared and had asked how it had got there? A discussion took place during a group time on how rainbows are formed. The children then designed their own rainbows using paints and collage materials. This then also lead to a discussion on thunder and lightning.

We often visit places of interest to the children, for example we had French week and we took the children to the local library to find some books on France and French words; the children were making their role play area a post office so we enjoyed a trip to our local post office where the children picked up forms, information sheets and had fun guessing which numbers were going to be buzzed next at the counters. We have also enjoyed small walks to use different crossings to show children how to cross the road safely.

In the Pre-School 2 Unit Breakfast is provided with a choice of cereal and toast from 8.00-9.00am, a healthy morning and afternoon snack, cow’s milk and nappies/pull ups, wipes and sun cream. You also have the option to pay an extra £2.50 per day for a hot lunch and pudding from our outside catering agency Zebedees.

Our Pre-School classes

We provide Long, Tall, Silly singing sessions every 3 weeks. These are about fun, real music for young people and are very live and interactive, engaging children and adults together through songs, singing and actions. A chance to get lost in imaginative role play, and experimenting with sound & movement alongside others. You can find out more about these music sessions at www.longtallsilly.com

The sessions encourage children as much as possible to gain a sense of freedom through taking part, and through following and copying, finding out what you can do with your voice as well as coordinating your body & experimenting with other instruments. The emphasis is very much on confidence building through enjoyment & participation.

Severinne, our French teacher, comes in weekly and takes a French class, the children sing songs, learn to count and play games given with instructions in French. Recently the children have been focusing on Animals and Maisy the Mouse story. Find out more about our French classes at www.bonjourkidz.com

Lucy, our Dance teacher, also comes in weekly. After a warm up session the children get to act out a magical story using dance moves. For example, one recently featured the children pretending to be mermaids, laying on the floor moving their tail, then searching for different treasures in the ocean, hiding from sharks and having an underwater picnic. The end of the session focuses on calm movements and relaxation time to unwind

The Pre-School 2 children have the opportunity to take part in football academy sessions with our football coach, Ben. During these sessions the children practice balancing and stretching skills, have goal kicking opportunities, and work as a team to move the ball from one end of the garden to the other.

From wearing our pyjamas to dressing as super heroes we have supported many charities with fun days, last year we held a summer fete for the Rocking Horse Appeal, with support from parents and the local community this was a very successful day where we managed to raise £600, and in total for 2017 we raised around £2000 for different charities