At Little Ladybirds Day Nursery we pride ourselves on delivering a varied programme of activities that are not only fun for the children but complement the learning goals set out in the Early Years Foundation Stage.
A typical day at Little Ladyburds may include junk modelling, painting, crafting, reading, singing, building, dressing up and role play and, not forgetting, lots of great outdoor play. We also offer the following extra curriculum activities at no extra charge:
- Signing tots
In addition to this, we also regularly take the children into the community to involve them in a wide variety of external activities. These can range from having a tour of a fire station where they get an exciting hands-on demonstration, through to visiting a garden centre where they can grow their own plants. We also get parents, who lives in places such as Stockton, Middlesbrough, Ingleby Barwick, Eaglescliffe and Yarm , to come into the nursery to talk about their professions, e.g. doctors, dentists and police officers.
We mark important dates in the calendar, such as Easter and Ramadan, and organise activities around this to enhance the children’s learning.
At the end of each year, children from our pre-school room put on a nativity play in the nursery, which is always one of the highlights of the year. We also hold a graduation ceremony for children leaving the nursery to celebrate their time with us.