Pingu Early Learner Room (3 – 5yrs old)
Welcome to the Pingu Early Learner room. Our playroom is a large open space made up of seven main areas, all of which are furnished with community play equipment and a wide variety of innovative resources which are age and stage appropriate and easily accessible to children. Our playroom can occupy up to 70 children and we have a range of sessions available to suit parent/carers requirements if possible. Children’s care, welfare, health and well-being are paramount and staff work alongside children and their families to ensure that children are given the best possible care and education.
We have developed a structured curriculum which ensures all our learners are receiving challenging, stimulating and enjoyable experiences, which enhance children’s holistic development. With the delivery of the Curriculum for Excellence and its eight curricular areas our aim is for all children to become Successful Learners, Effective Contributors, Confident Individuals and Responsible Citizens.
Our early learners are active in their own learning and share responsibility alongside staff to ensure that their interests are taken forward and promote breadth, balance and depth in all experiences and activities. Children are offered a wide range of opportunities to work independently or collaboratively with other children or staff, and they may be supported or challenged to meet their individual needs or interests. Development of our early learners takes place through interactions with others, being active in their own learning, having responsibility and through day to day exploration and discovery both indoors and out.
Pingu Early Learner Menu’s
Through the delivery of high quality learning and teaching methods our children’s progress is monitored and parents/carers are involved as much as possible. We have high aspirations and ambitions for all our learners. The successes of each individual child and their attainment, achievements and participation are recognised and celebrated. Our early learners are all given the platform required to flourish and reach their full potential, embracing the confidence and skills required for learning, work and life.
At Happy Feet, we understand that leaving your child for the first time in Nursery is a big event and can be a stressful and upsetting time for you and sometimes, your child, so therefore, we try and make this as easy as possible.
Once your place is booked but before your child starts Nursery, we will offer you and your child the opportunity to attend a free ‘settling in session’. This experience is invaluable and will enable us to begin to build important relationships with you.
Settling in is a process which will help you to feel more comfortable and confident in leaving your child, and then on their first day, you will be happy and reassured that your child is contented and settled. You are welcome to stay in the Nursery and view your child playing until you are satisfied that they have adapted to their new environment and are happy.
We ensure that you are given every opportunity to talk to your child’s Key Worker and other Nursery staff. Good communication between staff and parents is vital, as it will enable us to provide full reports on the progress your child is making and answer any questions you may have.
Parent’s Evenings are held regularly, which gives you and your child’s Key Worker the opportunity to discuss their progress, needs and development.