Setting is open to offer childcare places to children of key workers and for vulnerable children. Closed Bank Holidays
Big Sky Nursery, Beccles are situated adjacent to Beccles Railway Station. Our aim is to provide high quality care and education for children below statutory school age in an environment that is relaxed and comforting which adds to the life and well-being of its local community. All children are respected and valued and we provide experiences to support their physical, social, emotional and intellectual development in a stimulating caring and secure environment. We work in partnership with parents to help children to learn and develop as well as offering children and their families a service which promotes equality and values diversity.
Staff at our setting are all qualified in Level 2 and higher with our manager holding a BA Hons in Children’s care learning and development. 4 staff members hold BA hons degrees from Children’s care, learning and development, Education and Childhood Studies and Early Childhood studies. 1 Staff member holds a MA degree. Our staff are committed to continuous professional development enabling all children to have a bright future. The nursery has a high ratio of adults to children which helps us to give time and attention to each child, talk to them about their interests and activities. This allows the children to explore and be adventurous in safety and help children to experience and benefit from the activities we provide. During your child’s time at Big Sky Nursery, Beccles your child will be allocated a key person. Their key person monitors their development in order to ensure that individual needs are met and they are making progress in their learning, reflecting the child’s current interests. Staff create a programme of themes throughout the year to ensure that the children are given a wide range of active, real life and everyday experiences to enhance their learning about the world.
Our Sunshine Room (0-2) is fully equipped for nine children split between two rooms. The rooms have dedicated areas for exploration, sleep and play. One side of the room has carpet for the pre-crawlers and the other side has a hard floor for the older ones to explore. The other joining room for the 0-2 is filled with sensory toys for example a bubble tube, sensory bottles, soft toys and sensory books.
Recently the downstairs for the older children has had a change. The room has now split into two separate rooms. The Raindrop Room (2-3) and the Rainbow Room (3-5). We decided to make this change to focus on the ages of our children and the activities specifically catered for their ages. The Raindrop room allows the children to explore using their senses, complete activities catered to their age and have freedom to explore. The Raindrop room also has areas dedicated to learning, for example malleable, maths, reading and home corner. The Rainbow Room (3-5) has dedicated areas including a mathematical and graphics area enabling children to develop their emerging skills. All children are encouraged to access our outdoor space which contains an outdoor classroom for all weathers, mud kitchen area, along with space for running, biking and group games. The outdoor classroom has just been refurbished. The outdoor classroom has a sensory area, a creative area, a home corner and a reading area.