Great Barr branch
Nursery Manager - Vickey Hall
This is an open plan room that can be divided to accommodate babies aged 3 months to 2 years. There is also a sleep area and separate nappy changing area.
Our specially designed baby unit is fully equipped with a wide range of stimulating toys and play materials. Our staff will ensure there are plenty of opportunities for quality time and attention, praise and cuddles.
This is a large open room accommodating up to 16 children aged 2 years to 3 years. Throughout the day the children experience opportunities appropriate to their age and stage of development. Children will spend time gaining confidence and developing newly acquired skills of mobility, dexterity and speech.
This room accommodates up to 16 preschool children aged 3-4 years and has been designed to ensure children can move around safely and make choices for themselves. We encourage children to be independent and we pride ourselves in how we support families to prepare their children for school.
Adjusting to school can be a very big change for both your child and you as parents and we fully acknowledge the anxieties that this period of time brings. We carefully plan your child’s last term (April onwards) to ensure they are fully prepared for school; this includes
- Sharing stories about ‘going to school’
- Discussions about what school will be like
- Role play schools both indoors and outdoors
- We write to your child’s school and invite their class teacher to visit your child at Building Blocks
- We produce a report for you to share with your child’s new teacher
- Sports day and Graduation day – the preparation for these events allows us to support your child in discussions, drawings, activities, and of course
- the final ‘productions’.
We have a sensory room that is accessible to all children. This room is an ideal place for children to relax as well as being a useful area for staff to carry out small group or one-to-one activities with children and to be an additional environment for children with special educational needs.