This room caters for the older toddlers and pre scholars and follows themes for approximately six weeks at a time. There is a key worker system in place and a planned curriculum is put together to meet the individual needs of each child. The activities provided are designed to give opportunities for teaching and learning both indoors and outdoors. Children will be given opportunities for developing and learning through both free play and structured learning and will be encouraged to develop as individuals as well as learning the importance of playing together and sharing. The emphasis will be on what the child can do and learning experiences will build on what each child already knows. A positive feeling towards learning will encourage children to continue learning and not to be afraid of new experiences. Children are involved in activity planning and undertake activities planned by us along with those which they have initiated. The focus tasks incorporate the theme that is followed. Squiggle whilst you wiggle, dough disco and flapper dancing are all tasks that strengthen muscles in the children’s hands and help them to learn about number and letter formation.
The conservatory which is part of the preschool room consists of a creative and maths area. Mark making, sand and water will predominantly take place outside but can be carried out inside too.
Numicon work and writing are included amongst the daily activities here. Jolly Phonics and Tric a Chlic is taught in detail in this room which is a fun and child centred approach to teaching literacy through synthetic phonics with actions for each of the 42 letter sounds. This multi-sensory method is very motivating for children.
Corwen nursery has provided us as a family, an exceptional service. As parents we have always been cared for, listened to and treated with respect no matter what. our son absolutely loves the nursery and begs to attend, which is such a comfort when you have to leave your child with someone else every day, knowing that he is happy there makes having to leave him to work, so much easier. Whilst in attendance there, he has developed in every way personally, socially and educationally and we could not be prouder of what he has achieved here. We look forward to our newborn starting here in the summer and have every confidence that she will have the same, all-around and exceptionally high standard of care and experiences our son has had. Thank you Corwen day nursery for giving our children the best start in life.
My son loves attending Corwen day nursery! I cannot fault the place! delicious home-made food served, amazing activities to keep the children entertained and i get to go to work knowing that my son is so well looked after and having the best time!