Kevin Pearce Children’s Centre is a 49 place day nursery that offers a range of sessions for children aged between 0 and 5 years of age. The nursery consists of the Mini Movers Unit and the Early Years Unit.
The staff team at Kevin Pearce, all of which are qualified to a minimum of Level 3 or equivalent strive to ensure that each individual child’s needs are met, supporting and developing their full potential so they achieve the learning and development goals, set out in the Early Years Foundation Stage.
Both units follows the guidance from the Early Years Foundation stage with regards to the areas of learning, that are a continuous provision within every day nursery life.
Kevin Pearce has the additional benefit of having extensive outdoor facilities. We have a large secure garden area, a Forest School with fully equipped POD and separate outdoor spaces for the Mini Movers.
Mini Movers (0-2 years)
Our warm and welcoming Mini Movers unit accommodates 9 babies between the ages of 0 and 2 years, although this is dependent on individual children’s needs. There are 4 full time members of staff based in the unit and the staff to child ratio is 1:3.
The unit has everything in one place so the babies needs can be met safely. Meals are prepared freshly onsite and served by our cook.
The team warmly welcomes all babies and their families to ensure that solid relationships are formed, to enable the babies to develop to their full potential. This process is supported by the child’s Key Person who plans, evaluates and tracks development. Key Person meetings are available as and when required so parents/carers are constantly included in their child’s learning.
A variety of activities to promote and support the prime areas of learning are provided throughout the day.
The babies have the luxury of having the choice of three outdoor spaces. To the left of the unit there is an enclosed artificial grass area that promotes outdoor, sensory and gross motor skills. To the right of the unit is an enclosed hard surface area, where the older babies enjoy playing with the ride on toys and trikes. And finally there is the forest school area, which the older babies once steadily walking love to investigate, dig and hide in the tepee.
Early Years Unit (2-5 years)
This lively unit can have up to 40 children and is staffed with 8 staff. Ratio’s are worked out based on individual child ages, adult to child ratio for a 2 year old is 1:4 and for 3 years and above 1:8. This unit initially promotes and develops independence in various areas such as speech and Language,
toileting, self help skills, decision making, risk taking and boundaries.
We fully support and promote Child Led Learning. We feel by following individual children’s interests and listening to the voice of the child we can incorporate the area’s of learning in an exciting and fresh way, to develop and extend skills in a way that is specific to individual children.
Children’s development is planned for, tracked and monitored by an allocated Key Person. Regular meetings with Parents/Carers are offered to share updates and include families. This supports both the child and Parents/Carers for their transition to school.
Areas of provision are equipped to entice the children to explore them.
Regular daily groups are carried out to promote and develop children’s learning experiences;
- Speech and Language
- Outdoor Play
- Forest School
We also have outside DBS checked companies, coming in on a regular basis to teach and deliver specialised skills to the children and there is no additional cost for this.
Growbig (Sensory) and Dance
We actively promote outdoor play and have superb outdoor spaces. Children have open access to the main garden.