Sunshine Room is our provision for children who are eligible for government funding for two year olds . Here children make an early start on their education and prepare for their time in nursery.
Sunshine Room is a small room, filled with big adventures. Our environment is calm, homely and welcoming, full of irresistible opportunities for the children to explore, both indoors and outdoors.
Our data shows that the children who were entitled to, and used the 2-year funding at Sandy Lane Nursery and Forest School last year made significant progress across all areas of learning and development.
With small ratios, we are able to give each individual child the support that they need to meet their full potential, developing their confidence, self-esteem, language, physical development, imagination, and so much more. It is crucial that the children feel safe, secure and happy in order for them to learn. We know our children and families very well and work with the parents to meet their child’s needs, whether it be with potty training, taking away the dummy, or anything else.
There is an expectation for our funding that all 2-year olds attend a minimum of 85% of their possible sessions.
“The quality of the provision for two-year-olds is marvellous…. The dedicated room
is bright, attractive and calm. These very young children use the resources
confidently. They take delight in climbing, driving the car, scooping the sand,
pouring water and making bubbles. Staff working with this younger group of
children have a deep knowledge of child development” - Ofsted 2017
We have recently opened ‘Sunshine Room’ as an official room, specially designed for two year olds. Here are some of the comments from the parents: