Daisy Room provides care for 2-3 year olds, with a ratio of 1:4 adults to children.
The Daisy Room environment has been planned to provide children with space to explore, as well as calm and cosy spaces for quieter times of the day.
Daisy Room children can explore the indoor and outdoor classrooms and access materials such as construction, role-play, small-world play, messy play, paint, playdough, water, ICT equipment, writing materials and materials to encourage counting, sorting and measuring.
Daisy Room staff prepare the room for the children by closely observing their interests and then planning resources and activities to promote and develop these interests. We really value parents’ contributions to the children’s learning and development and parents will be asked to contribute to our planning and to their child’s learning diary.
The Centre has an all-weather outdoor play policy and we provide waterproofs and a covered area to allow the children to get outdoors throughout the year. We ask parents to make sure their child is dressed for the weather and has a change of clothes in their bag as we can get messy!
Children regularly take part in Forest School activities when they are encouraged to explore our small wooded area with the support of the Daisy Room team and a trained Forest School Leader. These sessions develop the children’s independence and resilience as they take part in completing small, achievable tasks, such as ‘whittling’ sticks, improving their self-esteem and confidence.
A hot lunch is prepared for the children on-site by our Kitchen team, or parents may choose to send in a packed lunch. See our Food Menus page for further information.
After lunch there is a quiet session, during which the children can have a sleep. The team are happy to adapt nap routines and support your child as they begin toileting.
In Daisy Room we celebrate ‘being two’ as an incredible stage of children’s development and we also recognise that it comes with its challenges; the team are happy to support parents on development, behaviour and issues around eating or sleeping, and we can also draw on the expertise of our Family Support team who are based on site here at Brentry.