Extra Curricular Activities
Outside of the 'normal' nursery day where care and education are integral (or a given), here at Tinies Daycare we like to go beyond that
Our job is to offer children a wide range of experience to enhance their learning, build their confidence in hopes that they leave us as happy, self-assured individuals. To achieve this we have a vast extra curriculum programme that all children partake in throughout their journey through nursery.
The activities offered at each of our settings differs, so be sure to look at the individual sites, or ask one of our colleagues for more information.
A wide variety of activities
We have a maths champion within all of our nurseries to ensure that we equip children with a solid maths foundation in early numeracy in preparation for school, enabling them to leave us achieving the best that they can. We want children to be confident and happy to play with numbers and believe that by introducing this from a young age is very important. Our programme starts in the baby room, engaging inquisitive minds through language, song and stories and then through frequent, fun and repetitive activities we develop this as children move through to pre-school.
Our programme is supported by the NDNA who provides training to our maths champion. Through our Maths Champion and ongoing assessment we ensure that our maths programme is being delivered by all practitioners consistently to all children in our care. You will see evidence of the programme through your child's learning journey and please feel free to ask any of our team about the current topic.
Introducing children to books from an early age promotes early literacy and supports the love of language, reading which in turn sparks the imagination and makes them inquisitive. We want children to have the opportunity to share books at home as much as we do at nursery and that's why we have our very own library, allowing parents and children to take books home and share. Through language, books, circle time and audio stories we will share time discovering stories that help children understand the world, relationships and much more to enable them to become expressive and able to talk about their own emotions and feelings.
We hope you take advantage and enjoy borrowing our books with your child.
My Happy Mind
We are committed in helping children flourish and go off to school with the confidence and 'give it a go' attitude. To help children gain greater confidence and persistence to achieve they need a grow mind-set; our role is to help children build resilience and not to be fearful when it doesn't go right the first time - try again. Through our Happy Mind programme we help children build resilience and help children recognise their feelings and emotions and how to control those. All practitioners deliver this programme throughout the nursery day. Please ask our team about how we do this and ask any child in the nursery about Happy Breathing!
Back to Nature
Our Forest School programme quite literally teaches children from the roots up! In association with the Forest School Learning Initiative, children are taken for weekly sessions, exploring the outside world first hand and of course often getting a little muddy along the way. This programme encapsulates all of our extra-curricular programmes by enhancing language development, hands-on fun, mathematical skill and enjoying the outside world.
Learning a language from a young age, helps children to develop brain functions and opens up different opportunities for the future. Where possible, we offer a variety of language courses (including French and Spanish) and find the children love these classes.
Physical education and movement are important for every child's development. From simply learning to kick or throw a ball to learning to hold a racket, children are learning new skills with each activity. Their muscles develop and research shows that they actually have more ability to concentrate when they participate in physical activity. At Tinies we think it's important that children get to try new sporting activities so that they can see what they are good at and what they enjoy.
Music and Movement
Taking the sounds we hear and turning them into physical movements helps develop creativity and keeps children moving. These interactive classes are fun and silly and entertaining, and the children love them because they get to be themselves. From growing like flowers to catching bubbles these sessions allow their imaginations to blossom.
Learning to use different mediums is paramount for children as they develop in a more technical world. Combining IT skills with other mediums gives the children real world experience. From SMART activities to learning to put images to music, the children learn new skills and develop practical and creative skills - and they have lots of fun!