Learning | Skill Building | Playing
At Meadoway, as your child grows, they will experience stimulating and educating environments in our rooms alongside children their own age.
We offer a natural look to our environment, with lots of loose part play enabling babies to explore a variety of objects that begin to spark their imagination. The Beautiful Butterflies are the youngest children in our setting. They have lots of fun activities to do! There is plenty of space for little ones to sit, roll, crawl, lie and toddle. Toys are down on the child’s level so they can begin to make their own choices in their activities. The Aunties in this room develop activities around children’s level of development. There are lots of sensory activities being offered to children such as food play, gloop, playdough and such.
Our Crawling Caterpillars are aged between 2-3 year olds. Their room is set over two rooms, the messy room and the main room. There is so much to do! There is space to play on the rugs and carpets, and space to be messy and begin to make marks using paints, pencils and pens. There is space to explore our physical skills outside and tables and chairs to develop our balance and give us a working space at a table. Toys are down are down on child-level so that our Crawling Caterpillars can practice making their own choices in their play.
The Little Ladybirds are our babies that have become confident walkers and are ready to explore and learn a lot more! They are aged between 1-2 years. The staff offer lots of different activities to challenge their curiosity, creativeness and growing need to explore! All resources are down at the children's level, where they can self select toys to aid their play. This room again has a natural look to it, with lots of ladybird themes throughout!
Our Fantastic Frogs start in this room at the age of 3. In this room they have access to a messy room where lots of wonderful creative, inviting activities are set out for your child to explore and learn valuable skills. In the main room children have access to the role play corner where they can practice taking on the role of mummy or daddy, build new structures in our construction area or sit and read a book with peers or a staff member.
Our Busy Bees are aged 3-4 years. We have a natural look and feel to our room and encourage lots of loose parts play, where their imagination can run wild! They are getting ready for school and are starting to get used to ‘sit-down times’ and group times with their Special Aunties and their peers. They enjoy the ‘free-flow’ to the outdoor areas and the independence of free choice in their activities and games. There are plenty of spaces to play with others and for solitary play including construction area, small world areas, listening station and messy areas. There is a bathroom within the room so that independence in self care can be encouraged, but the Aunties are always close by to help if needed. We also get to plan trips out in our explorer bus! We love visiting Aunty Sue at Peggy's Patch.