Discovery Quest

Welcome to Discovery Quest

When your child reaches two years of age they are rapidly broadening their learning experiences and developing quickly. We realise the importance of having plenty of activities on hand to move each child towards their own learning goals and allowing them to discover the wider environment and sample new experiences. The 'Discovery room Team' will be monitoring and observing each child and making sure they plan according to each child's needs and likes with stimulating activities and experiences. This room is on the ground floor with direct access to the messy play area in the conservatory, and then further access to the wonderful outside adventure and discovery area. The team will fill the day with exciting play based activities. We are required to assess all children aged between 24 – 36 months and to record and report the information, we ask parents to be involved in this assessment so that we have a complete picture of the child and how they respond both in the home and the nursery setting.

Family time

Children with siblings in the nursery may spend time with brothers and sisters in order to establish further the family bond in other appropriate rooms or outside play spaces.

Settling in

Parents are welcome to spend time with their child whilst they settle into the nursery or may choose to view them while they settle on CCTV monitor in the office until they feel comfortable to leave. Settling in sessions are offered to encourage an easy and happy transition for all. When you collect your child at the end of their session we will share information on your child's day in a diary which will include nappy changes, feeds and play experiences. We value parents as their child's main educator and love to hear about your child's home experiences by encouraging parents to write in the diary so that we can share and support your child's home learning.

Support

If you would like any support from our experienced and qualified team please ask, we are happy to help and have information on local agencies and support groups in our reception area. You are welcome to view any of our policies and procedures in the file in the reception area by the nursery entrance.