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Learning Through Play

All children are individual and progress at their own pace. For this reason the Daisy Chain environment includes a range of equipment and activities that may be interesting to the children, and we plan activities in direct response to what we observe the children doing. Some children require extra help in some areas of their development and we work closely with parents to ensure we are doing the best for your child. The environment and progression through the rooms allows the children to develop their skills in readiness for school.

Outdoor space

At Daisy Chain we are passionate about providing exciting outdoor play areas that are freely accessible to the children. We aim for children to gain skills by hands-on experiences, so these include a wide range of equipment in the outdoor space such as the climbing equipment, bug hotel, mud kitchens, and spare parts area. The children are able to have free-flow into the outdoor areas to allow them to make the choice of when they want to go outside. This will include experiencing all weathers as the learning opportunities of puddle jumping and breaking ice are endless!

Indoor Space

Our indoor space is organised to offer the children a wide range of different activities and learning opportunities. We aim for the learning to be hands-on, so children are fully engrossed in their learning and able to make choices about what they do during the day. Staff observe the children’s learning and plan to extend this on the basis of ‘in the moment planning’ so that we capture the children’s interests. We use a lot of ‘natural’ materials, such as real food in the role play area, pots and pans in the mud kitchen and we aim to inspire children with interesting mixes of artistic and creative materials and sensory equipment for the children to enjoy.

 

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Daisies – 32 months to school age

The Daisy room is a large, open planned play area that enables the children to move around freely. It is laid out in different ‘learning areas’ such as the creative area and role play area, encouraging the children to be focussed on their learning. They also enjoy additional spaces in the outdoor classroom, sensory room, and art studio. Children are encouraged to become independent and are learning essential skills in readiness for school.

Poppies – 18 months to 32 months

Poppies have 4 exciting play areas available to them, used flexibly throughout the day. The sensory room offers a space to excite and stimulate the children’s senses and expressive skills. The creative room and garden allow the children to explore a range of different equipment using their natural curiosity and interest in the world around them. We aim for the equipment to be real, so include fresh food in the role play area and pots and pans in the outdoor mud kitchen.

Snowdrops & Buttercups – 3 months to 18 months

We have a fully functioning milk kitchen aimed at making your life as a parent easier. The babies are offered a range of sensory equipment aimed at stimulating their curiosity and interest. The activities are changed frequently during the day as we truly believe that busy babies are happy babies.