GIRAFFE ROOMS – 2, 3 & 4 years

Freedom to choose their room

These rooms are designed for children to explore, to discover new experiences, to develop independent skills and to build relationships with each other and with adults.

Our children are always active and they have the freedom to choose which room they would prefer to play in (Giraffe room, Creative room and Quiet room) as each room offers a different experience. The children also take part in many cooking activities and help us make food for the children to enjoy at teatime.

Dani has worked in various types of childcare settings during her career and she joined us in 2018. She enjoys working at Windmill as every day is full of fun and laughter.

She can be herself and she feels proud to be part of the children’s learning and development. . She says every day is different and it enables her to look at life through a child’s eyes, where anything is possible!

Taking part in a sensory activity

Children take part in a variety of activities throughout the day including joining in with group songs and rhymes. They also have the opportunity for some quiet time to snuggle up and listen to their favourite stories or simply lay down and have a rest from all the excitement.

Meal times are just as important as rest and play and our meals are handmade, balanced and nutritious. To develop their independence skills, the children serve their own food and pour their own drinks. They then wash up their own plates and cutlery before cleaning their teeth.

The children are the inspiration ...

The children are the inspiration to the projects that they undertake and staff are led by their interests. Recently they have been learning about space, the moon and stars as well as dinosaurs.

The children have access to a vast selection of books that they can choose from and they can also borrow books from our own library. We recently took part in a Reading Project to develop children’s literacy skills and help them become confident and enthusiastic readers and writers.