At Kirsty’s Little Treasures the children enjoy a range of age appropriate, fun and stimulating activities.
Teenie Weenies is a dance class which is designed to help your child enhance their coordination and rhythm. They aim to nurture their natural love of movement in a structured yet relaxed 30 minute class. They use a variety of resources such as hula hoops, fabric, instruments etc. Under 2’s and dolphins have a class on Monday mornings.
Our Softplay facilities provide a safe environment for energetic indoor play and helps children develop new motor skills. It encourages the children to enjoy physical activity and exercise in a fun way where they can use their imaginations, explore and interact with their friends. Soft play is used by all age groups.
The children enjoy pretend play at Nursery and this is something that we encourage. Roleplay allows children to act out and make sense of real-life scenarios, encourages children to express ideas and feelings, social skills, communication and language skills, allows children to use their imaginations, teaches empathy.
Messy play provides a great sensory experience for children and helps them explore and analyse how things smell, feel, taste. Children use paint, play-doh, natural objects, food items etc to learn about movement, textures, temperatures etc. Children can experiment and practice good concentration and messy play often helps children with mark making, an early form of writing.
Each age group has a monthly theme and many of the activities are based around this theme. Examples included seasonal topics such as Autumn, Halloween but also things such as ‘People who help us’, ‘Mini Beasts’, ‘Healthy Eating’, ‘Opposites’
We try and get the children outside for some fresh air each day. The children enjoy exploring our outside play area and resources. Outdoor play provides exercise and active play which is great for muscle development and co-ordination.
The Children enjoy supervised water play whilst at Nursery and this is a relaxing and experimental activity which is great for hand eye co-ordination and improving skills such as pouring and the development of hand and arm muscles. Children learn how water behaves when poured, how water feels, how to squirt water, that water leaks if the container has holes, quantities and how water overflows, floating and sinking…
Story time is a chance for the children to enjoy books and engage in stories – great for vocabulary and word recgonition as ell as their imaginations. Children learn about sitting still and being quiet and also about taking turns and listening to a story someone else has chosen which are all important for school readiness.
Children get together each day for circle time to talk and listen and share news, experiences and achievements. This is excellent for their social and communication skills. They learn to take turns and listen to each other. We use Circle time to share Homelinks and Wows!
Mini Kickers coach the children in football and multi sports every Friday afternoon. The children learn about different sports and physical exercise with multi sports covering travelling in different ways, throwing, catching etc. Children can practice getting changed into P.E. kit and this is excellent preparation for P.E. at school.
Mettle monkeys is a themed obstacle course, which takes the children on a new adventure each week whether we are pirates on the high seas, rescuing animals from the jungle, escaping from hungry dinosaurs or going for gold at the Olympics, Andy will challenge our core movements through balancing, jumping, throwing and many more. This class is for Parrots, and takes place every Thursday morning.
*These activities are funded by Kirsty’s Little Treasures