An environment designed to promote skills already learnt while enhancing communication and problem solving skills.
We encourage children to socialise with others and experience play in small groups as well as exploring and investigating new friendships, children's circle of friends and contacts become ever wider.
There is ample opportunity for the children to develop their gross motor skills within the Sunflower room. We provide chunky mark making materials and chunky tools within the painting and mark marking area in order to develop and strengthen muscles in the children's hands and lower arms, this leads to the children developing pencil control ready to begin early writing skills.
Communication and Language is of huge importance, it forms the foundations for interacting with other people, for communicating our needs, our thoughts and experiences. From the moment of birth, babies are ready to communicate: they listen to and look at people and things in their environment, and respond to what they hear and see. Even the youngest babies need a stimulating environment in which those who care for them respond sensitively to the different meanings of their cries, coos and gestures. This early ability to communicate verbally and non-verbally is the basis on which language is developed. A child’s ability to develop language depends on being immersed in a rich environment of words, sounds, rhythm, and verbal and non-verbal expression. Our highly experienced practitioners are also trained in using the Wellcomm Screening Tool so we are able to offer both children and families support at the earliest of opportunities.
We believe that healthy eating is extremely important in the development of young children. We cater for all types of dietary requirements and are committed to offering children healthy nutritious and balanced meals and snacks.
"I have always been extremely reassured by the attentive and caring nature of the staff who are willing to go the extra mile"
"The staff – all staff, managers, practitioners, chef and cleaners are all fantastic, they know and greet all the children individually making the effort to go the extra mile"
"Staff work with an extremely professional and organised manner along with good humour and have fostered an environment for my children to develop and thrive whilst equipping them with skills that will last them a lifetime"
"Grunty's is a special place that has given my child a fantastic start in life"
"You have been like extended family and we will miss you all greatly"
"I will be so proud when I take my son to school for the first time and the staff will see what a polite little boy he is and Grunty's have played a huge part in that"