Big Tiggers

We are the Pre-School Room for 3 & 4 year olds who spend more than their government funding hours at nursery, and are due to go to school at the end of the school year.

Recent changes include the splitting of Tiggers into two rooms, ‘Little’ and ‘Big’.  This is to enable those children who spend a lot of time at nursery to have smaller steps in transition and to spend less time in each room.

Staff provide opportunities for children to develop skills in the Prime and Specific Areas of the EYFS, which you can see below:

Prime Areas:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Physical Development
  • Communication and Language

Specific Areas:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding of the world
  • Expressive Arts and Design

Children learn these skills through a variety of child initiated activities and carefully planned adult led activities using ‘In the Moment Planning’. The children are regularly assessed and activities are tailored to suit their needs. Each child’s development and time at our setting is important and because of this, staff keep parents and carers up to date through daily feedback and ClassDojo; ClassDojo is a secure app that allows both nursery staff,  to post photos, videos and messages to the child’s portfolio.

Staff help children understand their own feelings and behaviour and its consequences, distinguish right from wrong, and  learn to respect one another. Staff demonstrate sharing of views and encourage children to vote on different actions within the room i.e. themes for role play area, what activity they would like to do, etc.

Each June we produce Annual Child Reports so that parents can view their child’s progress and development. Parents are invitied to discuss their child’s progress and development with their child’s key worker and the SENDCo (if needed) so that they can discuss which areas their child may be below average in and consequently, their next steps for development.

Staff ratio is:
Staff ratio 1 adult to 8 children

Sessions available are:

  • 8am – 1pm
  • 1pm – 6pm
  • 8am – 6pm

Lunch Options:

  • Nursery hot meal (small fee payable)
  • Nursery pack lunch (small fee payable)
  • Home pack lunch