26 – 36 Months
Little Stars Nursery, Penn Hill
Big Comets 26 – 36 months
Whilst our nursery is spacious, it is set in a house, so the overall feeling is homely. A real benefit of having so much space is the opportunity to split the children into 5 distinct age bands. Little Comets start at approximately 18 months, whereas traditionally babies are mixed with children as old as 2 years.
Having such a small age band means the rooms and care routines can be tailored more accurately to meet the children’s needs. Other benefits are the children settle more quickly and each time they move to the next room their progress is accelerated. Most children at this stage will have a sleep after lunch but we are carefully guided by your wishes to ensure your child’s routine remains.
The Big Comets begin to tackle simple phonics, numbers and learn about the environment around us. Big Comets particularly thrive as they work towards achieving ’10 stamps’ which earns them exciting prizes!
Age-appropriate activities are planned based upon the children’s interests and the children’s ‘Next Steps’, with the Early Year Foundation Stage in mind. Providing children with full and exciting days helps to support positive behaviour and create a positive environment to flourish and explore.
The Big Comets have the use of their own room and garden, where they can use role play to learn about the world and encourage them to interact in imaginary play.
Their toilet is easy to access, encouraging independence, and there is a space for changing nappies too.
All children are entitled to 15 hours per week of funded childcare the term after they turn 3 years old. This is called ‘Universal’ funding.
Little Stars Day Nursery is open Monday to Friday, 51 weeks of the year, closing on Public holidays and for one week between Christmas and New Year.
The online software, “Learning Journals” are a great way to track children’s development and progress throughout the nursery.