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Wise Owls 3-5 Yrs
Our Wise Owls room is at the front of the building and is registered for up to 36 children, with the ratio of staff to children being 1:8. Children move into this room during the months following their third birthday, and we try to move groups of children by term so that they can transfer into the biggest room alongside their friends. Toys and activities are suited to the children’s needs, interests and abilities, and more emphasis is placed on the children becoming confident and independent learners. Adjoining Wise Owls is the toilet area, where your child will be supported in potty training and use of the toilets. We have two small toilets and one adult sized toilet, and low level sinks for hand washing and cleaning teeth.
Children spend at least one full year in this room before going to school. They are exposed to a wide range of purposeful learning opportunities, enabling them to develop their skills through a variety of meaningful play activities. Children’s learning is most effective when they have a balance of carefully planned and spontaneous play, so structured activities will gradually be introduced as part of play and become more formal as your child matures. There is a higher focus on aspects of learning and development such as letters, sounds and numbers, as well as co-operative play and building relationships.