We understand that choosing the right care
for your precious toddler is an extremely important decision. Children join us
at Stationhouse around 18 months old and will be welcomed in to Sunbeams. From
the first time you visit we will work with you to ensure that you and your
child are comfortable in our surroundings and you are given as much information
as possible to help you make an informed decision. We want you to feel proud of
your child care choice.
child is different and therefore you will meet the team to discuss the routine,
activities and your insights into your child’s needs at this important stage of
their development. With this information we are then able to tailor your
toddler’s introduction to best suit both your needs. Our 18 month to 3 year old
room has been purposefully designed to provide a warm, homely and stimulating
environment with a staff ratio of at least one highly trained nursery
practitioner to every three children if they are under
two and one to every four children until they turn three.
During their day at nursery, your child will have the opportunity to play in
the garden, be creative and take part in music and movement sessions. They will
have free access to the sand and water trays that are filled with a variety of
malleable and liquid mediums to help develop physical and sensory skills. There
is also a choice of games, puzzles and construction equipment. The book corner
is filled with a wide variety of books which children can look at by themselves
as well as being read to in small groups. The children are encouraged to
consider others by sharing and turn taking.
have a ‘free flow’ environment where children are encouraged to make choices
about the activities they would like to take part in. This could be dressing up
in the Home Corner, painting, baking, and taking part in a planned activity, to
activities that can be enjoyed whatever the weather in our outdoor play area.
At this age children will usually still have a sleep after lunch, when we
ensure the room is softly lit and gentle music played to aid restful sleep and
a much needed recharging of batteries!!
This is an important stage where children are quickly developing their
independence. Potty training can begin at any time and is always planned in close
consultation with parents as mutual co-operation and consistency are so
important. We will discuss the routine and strategies needed to support your
child and keep you informed of progress. By working together we are sure of a
successful and stress free outcome!
In our outdoor classroom, we have plenty
of space for the children to explore and be active, our willow tee-pee, play house and shade sails provide perfect shady
areas for play, story and picnics or just somewhere nice to relax!! Physical activity
and fresh air are extremely important for all of us, but we are extremely
passionate about engendering a love of exercise and fresh air from the earliest
age. To support us in this quest children take part in a variety of games and
exercises and each week we are also joined by Lindsay who works with small
groups of children in inspiring music and movement sessions.
Sunbeams and Dewdrops our pre-school room work closely
together and often join for play, parties and special events. This enables children
to learn from each other and also become familiar with
the team and environment in each room.
For your convenience, all meals, nappies, creams and sun creams are included.
We only ask that you bring a change of clothes. All our meals are freshly prepared
on site using locally sourced produce where possible. We cater for all dietary
preferences and requirements and will discuss this in detail with you on
For your piece of mind all of our core staff are fully qualified and have a
Paediatric First Aid certificate. We are also hoping to be one of the first
nurseries to receive a Millie’s Mark.
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Stationhouse nursery which
is part of Lakehouse Nurseries Ltd. (Registered under Company No. 06821638),
49 Beach Road West, Portishead, BS20 7HX