Have Fun and Learn…

We believe that for our little ones to develop, and our older children to prepare for school life, they need a blended programme that perfectly combines fun activities with engaging learning.

ACTIVITIES OVERVIEW

At Little Ladybirds we pride ourselves on delivering a varied programme of activities.

These activities are not only fun for the children but complement the learning goals set out in the Early Years Foundation Stage.

A typical day at Little Ladybirds may include junk modelling, painting, crafting, reading, singing, building, dressing up and role play and, not forgetting, lots of great outdoor play. We also offer the following extra curricula activities at no extra charge:

  • French
  • Football
  • Signing tots
  • Weekly baking
  • Gardening club

We also mark important dates in the calendar, such as Easter, Ramadan, Christmas, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day and organise activities around this to enhance the children’s learning.

At the end of each year, children from our pre-school room put on a nativity play in the nursery. We also hold a graduation ceremony, complete with graduation dress, for children leaving the nursery to celebrate their time with us.

Please read the following profiles on the people who help deliver activities at Little Ladybirds:

French with Madame Vardy

Signing Tots with Dawn Thorpe

OUTDOOR PLAY

There’s nothing better than enjoying the great outdoors, so we make maximum use of our large outdoor play area and classroom.

Come rain (that’s what waterproofs and wellies are made for) or shine, the children in all our nursery rooms have access to this safe and secure area and we ensure they get outside as much as possible during the day.

We have purposefully designed the play area to promote learning through the freedom and challenges that only open space can provide.

We use natural resources and materials as much as we can to stimulate the children through a range of sensory activities and physical play opportunities. This includes:

  • A fully equipped mud kitchen.
  • Waterway, including various pipes and equipment for children to explore and experiment.
  • Creative area.
  • Construction area.
  • Music hut.
  • Wooden playhouse.
  • Walking and climbing equipment, including ramps and tyres.

Our under-2s also have their own separate baby garden to allow them to explore the outdoors safely until they are confident on their feet. This area is grassed, and full of resources to support sensory exploration and gross motor skill development.

If you would like to view our outdoor play area and classroom, please get in touch to make an appointment.