Your child will progress into this room any time approaching their 2nd birthday, just as and when the progress of your child dictates that they are ready to move up to the next stage. It may be just before or just after their birthday – this can be delayed no longer than 3 months, also only if a booking pattern is available. In this room we will continue to work within the Early Years Framework.
In Lower Buckshaw we will continue to promote skills already learnt and introduce new skills as and when their personal development dictates, for example taking turns, enjoying mealtimes as a social occasion, choosing from messy play, sand & water play, small world play, role play and many more play experiences and quieter moments just when they are needed… there is the opportunity to rest!
We continue to work within the Key Worker system here where your child’s Key Worker from The Butterflies will settle your child into their new room at their own pace, whilst beginning to build on new relationships with their new Key Worker and best of all… new friends!
As the routine encourages children to socialise with others and experience play in small groups as well as exploring and investigating new friendships, their circle of friends and contacts will become ever wider.
The day is structured but flexible in order to meet the individual needs of our young children, and play experiences will be both in an indoor and outdoor environment. Our staff ratio in Lower Buckshaw is 1 member of staff to 4 children, with any students etc all supernumary.