Our Cubs room is for children aged 20 months - 3 years. The staff in Cubs room have a wide range of experience working with children and are dedicated to furthering their knowledge and understanding of children by regularly undertaking training. The ratio in Cubs room varies depending on the age of the children, for children aged under 24 months we have a staff ratio of 1 adult to 3 children, for those who are over 24 months our ratio is 1 adult to 4 children.
We understand and value that children learn best through play and with this in mind we encourage the children to explore our room and the resources with an open mind. Our children also have a growing sense of independence and we strongly nurture and encourage this at all times. We offer our children a wide range of independent activities as well as adult led activities to support the children’s individual development.
We encourage the children to take part in a range of trips and outdoor activities. For example, snack at a local café, visiting the park, soft play, visiting local fruit farms and local farms.
Our children are nurtured to have a love of books, which supports them to develop rich language skills. Each week we take our children to the local library where one of the librarians reads the children a story.
We work closely with the parents and carers to ensure that there is continuity between home and our room, giving the children a real home from home environment. Feedback is given to parents at the end of their child’s session to enable you to talk to your child about their day, but also to build those strong relationships we have with our parents and carers. We welcome parents to share their child’s successes and challenges with us, so that we can support and celebrate these, making the children’s learning experiences tailored to meet their individual needs and stage of development.