Our Nursery: Inside the Hundred Acre Wood...
The nursery is set in the 1920’s Hundred Acre Wood and based on the original A,A. Milne classic, Winnie the Pooh. The woods are an enchanted place filled with sunshine and woodland scents, where children love to play and learn. It is a place where the finer details, the little things, are considered most important.
The Important things...
Staff and ratios… At Kanga’s Pouch, we are educators. What we do is important to us and we do not short change on quality. We were founded by a teacher and are operated by teachers, early childhood specialists or certified professionals working in the area of young children. Our
structured planning takes on a play-based approach and tailored to the abilities and interests of the individual child. Our staff to child ratios begin at 1:2 for babies aged 2 months to 9 months to 1:5 for children aged 36 to 48 months.
Learning is play based and interactive… All aspects of early development are enriched through thematic play. Themes are ever changing and based directly on the interests of the children. Children will also be accessing touch-screen 77” interactive whiteboards when learning is a little more structured. We have invested highly in globally recognised phonics/reading schemes, music programs and health and fitness initiatives.
Safety is paramount… Kanga’s Pouch adheres not only to local safety standards but British child safety and occupational health and safety guidelines. Not only are we Civil Defence approved, we have implemented additional measures with advice from British safety specialists to ensure the nursery is the safest possible environment for your child. Emergencies can happen anywhere. Therefore, we perform monthly fire and earth tremor drills. To evacuate children safely and quickly during emergencies, we stock child transporters and harnesses to evacuate all children in under 2 minutes and have computerised attendance records ready at all times.
A focus on happy children… Social and emotional development in little one’s is crucial to ensuring happy, successful children at school. A child’s survival at school depends on their self-esteem and level of confidence. We promote all aspects of social and emotional development by encouraging positive behaviour, co-operation and sensitivity towards others. We spend a great deal of time emphasising this throughout various activities throughout the day.