Little Hedgehogs

hedgehos picIf you are aged between 3 months and 2 years, you are a Little Hedgehog! You will start and end your days in the Little Hedgehog Zone which is the quietest and gentlest area of our Nursery.   Toys and activities are easily accessible and we have a lovely Cosy Corner with beanbags and cuddly toys if you need a few minutes to pause and simply watch the world go by. During the day you will be able to spend lots of time in your own special area of the garden – lots of shade, soft furnishings and cool grass to explore. When the weather isn’t so kind, you will have lots of fun and adventures in The Quiet Room (Acorns) or The Jungle Room (Little Oaks) where we build soft-play gym equipment, tunnels and story dens. When we have worn you out, you can rest in one of the upstairs bedrooms with your choice of cuddly sleepy time toys which we keep just for you.

As you approach your first Birthday, we will invite you to join our Acorns/Little Oaks dining experience – for details of our menu choices etc. please see our Food and Drink page.We will be planning your days in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage Prime Areas of Learning – Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Physical Development and Communication and Language. Our Little Hedgehogs Room Leaders and their support teams will get to know you and your family very well, so that we can make sure that we keep to your home timetable as far as possible. You will have a special book-bag which contains your Diary which will go back and forth between home and nursery, so that everyone can keep up with all the development changes you will be making in your first two years!

As you approach your first Birthday, we will invite you to join our Acorns/Little Oaks dining experience – for details of our menu choices etc. please see our Food and Drink page.

Every Little Hedgehog has their own pegs and storage area, and we are happy to provide your colour choice of Changing Bag for your spare clothes, comforter etc.

You will need to leave at Nursery:

hedgehogs3One or two complete changes of clothes for your Changing Bag                                                     hedgehogs2

Nappies and wipes (We will send home a reminder when these are running low)

A sleepy time comforter (blanket, favourite spare toy… if you usually need one)

A sun hat with neck protector

Your favourite brand of sun lotion or sun cream   ) – appropriate to the Season.

Wellington boots (once you are walking!)

You will need to bring every day:

A sterilised bottle for cooled, boiled water during hot weather.  Ready-to-use bottles of your favourite milk or formula.

Your Book Bag and Diary.

 

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Parents – we are happy for you to leave your child’s buggy/pushchair whilst your child is with us, as long as you ensure you have securely attached the rain cover before you leave ...