As your child progresses through the nursery, they will transition into the Rising 3’s area of the nursery between the ages of 30-36 months. Children at this age become increasingly more independent and want to take a lead with their own learning and discover their own capabilities, done through trial and error.
In the Rising 3’s children will learn life long skills, they are encouraged and supported to self serve their own meals then clear them away. During snack time the children are supervised making and buttering their own toast and cutting and peeling their fruit. Many more learning opportunities are also nurtured such as turn taking and patience and making choices. There is also wealth of maths opportunities, for example staff role modelling mathematical language based on quantity (more/less) and simple number skills when counting the children at the dinner table.
In order for the children to become independent, they are provided with a wealth of opportunities which are encouraged through play. Staff members use their knowledge and based on the children’s interests and next steps provide a range of play based opportunities and provocations. The children are encouraged to choose where they would like to play supported by staff role modelling and scaffolding their learning.
The children have access to sand and water play, a loose parts and a small world area where children are encouraged to use their imagination and be creative. A home corner which supports and develop the children’s communication and language skills based on their own experiences to help lead their play. To enhance the children’s cognitive development and learning, and help improve physical development there are endless opportunities with different types of media used to enhance the messy play opportunities.
The Rising 3’s area of the nursery has free flow access to a large outdoor area and sensory garden for the children to explore. In the outdoor garden the children will have endless opportunities to explore the natural environment and to learn about caring for the many different animals we have on the farm.