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Childcare at Ireland Wood

The centre has ah highly qualified staff team who provide care for children aged 3 months to 4 years. There are 3 separate rooms which are divided into age groups - 0-2's 2-3's and 3-4's.

We ensure that every child has a key person, who is responsible for providing the care your child needs throughout the session and informing you about your child's day. Your child's key person will also complete a profile which will show the progress your child is making at nursery.

Activities are planned and delivered each day providing your child with a wide range of play opportunities both indoors and outdoors. You will find out what your child has been doing on the daily feedback sheets and also on the planning boards which are in each room.

Green Room

 This homely room caters for 12 little ones aged 3 months to 2 years.  The child to staff ratio is 1:3.

 A safe and stimulating environment, with age appropriate resources, helps children to develop curiosity, coordination and physical skills.  We offer a wide range of daily experiences which are tailored to suit the needs and interests of the children.

The daily routine is flexible to suit the needs of individual children, ensuring that babies can rest and eat at times which fit into their regular routine at home. There is space in the room for children to rest and play and children sit together for meal times. Outdoors, there is a shaded area so children can play out in all weathers and all in one suits are provided when necessary.

Red Room 

This room welcomes 20 children aged between 2 and 3 years. The staff ratio is 1:4
The room is divided into areas to provide children with a wide range of experiences. There is a messy area with access to sand, water and craft activities, a quiet area for resting and sharing stories, climbing apparatus and a large role play area. In addition to this, the children have access to a large, well resourced outdoor play area.

The daily routine provides children with a mixture of free play and structured activities and meal times are social occasions where children sit together and eat.  

Blue Room

With space for 53 children, this room is for 3-4 year olds, and has a staff ratio of 1:8 

This room provides children with a wide range of resources and opportunities to investigate and explore.

There is a large outdoor play area with amongst other activities, bikes, climbing equipment and garden.

The daily routine includes:

  • Café style snack sessions– children are able to access snack independently throughout the morning and afternoon sessions.

  • Small group focus sessions– children spend time with their key person on planned focused activities in small groups.

  • Open ended play opportunities– child initiated play in a variety of areas including construction, sand, water, painting, role play, book corner, play loft, finger gym area, workbench area and ICT area.  

     Ireland Wood Children's Centre does support a number of local Primary Schools, however please be aware that a place in Pre school does not automatically guarantee a place in Ireland Wood Primary School.

     

    For more information about Prices and Free Early Education Entitlement (FEEE) admissions please visit the Prices Page