6 months to 2 yearsCopyright 2010. By www.nurseryweb.co.uk.
The children in this room are cared for following the guidance given in the Scottish Executive’s Birth to 3 framework
which recognises the building of relationships, responsive care and respect for each individual child as being at the heart of good childcare and early education.
Our Explorer Zone has capacity for 11 children between the ages of 6 months and 2 years. It is a calm and cosy area where our babies and toddlers can enjoy stories, rhymes and songs, wooden toys, heuristic materials (those that encourage children to discover solutions for themselves) and mirrors which enhance tactile and visual stimulation.
The environment is designed to encourage physical skills such as crawling, sitting, standing and walking which are all important for development.
We use specialist play equipment that has been designed to invite exploration and specially selected for quality and play value. This ensures that whatever your child chooses to play with, their learning and development will be supported and extended.
The babies in our care are introduced to discovery play through treasure baskets that contain a mixture of natural materials that vary in feel and texture and offer a sensory experience for heuristic play.