Our Rooms

Baby Room (6 weeks-1 year)

In our baby Room, (0 – 18 months), we have highly experienced staff whose priority is to follow the home routine of each baby as closely as possible (Staff Ratio 1:3). We have a spacious play area that allows for sleeping and has a separate space for non-mobile babies. We also have several sheltered areas within our gardens where the babies can have access to fresh air in all weather conditions.

We provide a variety of stimulating activities both indoor and out in a caring and friendly environment to promote your baby’s all round development with a focus on Personal, social & Emotional development, Physical development and Communication & Language.
We are an all-inclusive nursery and so we provide nappies and formula, to ensure continuity between home and nursery for all babies, we will have discussions about preferences during the settling in sessions. We are a breast feeding friendly nursery and will support mothers returning to work who still wish to breast feed. Our staff are trained in the storage and use of breast milk and we welcome you visiting to feed during the day where possible.

Daily diaries are provided to inform you about meals, sleep times, and any achievements/activities that have taken place that day. Each baby will have their own learning journal which will stay with them until they move onto the next room where they will begin a new learning journal. Termly parent’s evenings are encouraged, these are a great opportunity to discuss current development and future goals.

Why not look at our gallery to see some of the lovely activities our babies participate in.

Toddler Room (1-2 years)

Children in the Toddler Room, (12-30 months) are cared for under the supervision of qualified and experienced staff (Staff Ratio 1:3). An extensive range of quality toys and activities are provided for the continuing development of your child.

Along with the above mentioned all-inclusive and spacious play area that allows for sleeping, the period in the Toddler Room adopts a more challenging and varied approach to the day. This will include such activities as painting, sand and water play, music, physical activity and much more. This may sound a little complicated for young children but it is possible for an eighteen-month-old child to play with sand and water or create a mini masterpiece with paint….and they love it!! We employ a huge emphasis on outdoor play and our impressive gardens encourage exploration and adventure.

As with the babies’ daily diaries are provided to inform you about meals, sleep times, and any achievements/activities that have taken place that day. Each toddler will have their own learning journal which will stay with them until they move onto the next room where they will begin a new learning journal. Termly parent’s evenings are encouraged, these are a great opportunity to discuss current development and future goals.

Join us in the gallery for a sneak peek at our toddlers in action.

Pre-School Room 1 (2-3 years)

After the Toddler room, we will look to move your child to the Pre-school 1 room. This should happen when your child is approximately 24-30 months old. We will discuss the transition process with you before any room changes happen. In the Pre-school 1 room (24-42 months) children are cared for under the supervision of experienced staff (Staff Ratio 1:4).

The Pre-school 1 room provides a more structured day with a much greater choice of learning opportunities including arts and crafts, construction activities, table top games, role play areas and much more. We will also introduce early numeracy and literacy skills and activities designed to develop your child’s communication and concentration skills. At this point, along with your child’s interest’s all 7 areas of learning and development are at the center of our continuous provision and planned activities.

Each day the children spend time in our outdoor area, with direct access and the luxury of outdoor toilets, the children can truly make the most of the wonderful space we have.

There’s plenty more to see in our Gallery.

Pre-School Room 2 (3-5 years)

Holyrood Nursery is recognized as a preschool center by the Education Department. As with all our children aged 0-5 years our Pre-school 2 children will follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (Staff Ratio 1:8). Your child will progress to the Pre-school 2 room at approx. 36-42 months old and will remain here until they are ready to transition to their reception year at ‘big school’.

We pride ourselves on ensuring that when children leave our nursery to move on to school they do so confidently and independently, whilst taking with them the enjoyment of learning and a pride in their achievements. We strive for your child to be able to have the following skills when leaving our nursery: recognizing and writing their own name, demonstrating good observational skills, showing preliminary reading skills, able to confidently control a pencil, showing creative skills and knowledge of numbers. Aside from these academic skills, first and foremost we believe that all children should be given opportunities to be imaginative and play, have confidence to voice their opinions and form relationships with their peers but most of all have FUN in a safe and stimulating environment.

With plans in motion to become a forest school, much of the Pre-school play and learning takes place in our outdoor area, with nature areas, growing our own crops, animals, construction and a fire pit to name but a few, we feel that we are offering our children the opportunity to engage with the rich natural diversity of the natural outdoor environment to help build confidence, sensitivity, resilience and curiosity. 

Head on over to the Gallery, there’s so more much to see…