Kirsty’s Little Treasures offer childcare for children aged 3 months to 8 years. Children are placed into groups determined by their age. Appropriate resources, activities and routines are in place to ensure the children have a great time, are stimulated and that there is opportunity for their development.
Below is a summary and links to further information for each of the rooms. We also have information and processes in place for helping the children with transition, starting nursery, transitioning through the rooms and finally leaving to start reception at school. Read more on Transition and Starting Nursery HERE
3 months to 12 months
Starfish are the youngest children at Nursery. They are generally non-mobile babies. Within Starfish one of the main focuses is positive relationships and activities based upon tactile experiences, personal social, emotional, physical and communicational development. Read more
12 months to 18 months
Octopus’ are more mobile babies who tend to be crawling and pulling themselves up. The main focuses in Octopus are self selection, making decisions and encouraging children to lead their learning and take control. Octopus’ enjoy exicting and stimulating activities like messy play, painting and creating, music and movement, cardboard box play, sharing stories. Read more
18 months to 24 months
Turtles are mobile babies and tend to be confident walkers. Turtles have direct access to the soft play room, which they use on a daily basis. Play is self selective with children choosing activities themselves. Turtles enjoy a daily together time where they sing songs as a group and start to look at colours and shapes. Read more
2 years to 3 years
Dolphin’s is a little more structured and contains specific areas to support the EYFS curriculum. Dolphins have a daily together time, where we talk about our weekend, feelings, our monthly topic, singing nursery rhymes and also talk about the day of the week and weather. Read more
Childcare for older children
5 years to 8 years
Our main childcare offering is for children aged 3 months up until they start at school however we are registered for childcare for children up to the age of 8 years old. For older children this tends to be on more of an ad-hoc basis e.g. odd days during school holidays, and generally for children who have previously attended Kirsty’s Little Treasures.