Entries by Claylands Nursery

Security of the Children

At Claylands Nursery the security of the children is paramount. A system of triple gates and fences which have no openings means that it would be impossible for a child to escape. This has been thoroughly risk assessed to give parents peace of mind.

Why is outdoor play so important in the early years?

Outdoor play gives children more advanced motor skills than their “indoor” peers, including co-ordination, balance and agility. Children who grow up playing outdoors with less “screen time” from as young an age as possible, grow up more physically active, curious, resilient and independent. Encouraging children to spend time outdoors and away from technology aids physical […]

Why outdoor play is so Important for young children and babies

Where do we start? More advanced motor skills than their peers… More advanced coordination and balance than their peers… A better knowledge and understanding of the world and of STEM subjects Opportunities to be fully immersed in open ended play Exploring and safe risk taking extend your child’s abilities and learning There is no better […]

Claylands’’An amazing place for little humans”

At Claylands we are constantly evaluating and self evaluating the experiences that we offer the children. To this end, we ask parents and children for their feedback. We keep lots of evidence, photographic and written, which informs our individual children’s planning. Notwithstanding, planning for very young children should be very much ‘in the moment’ and […]

Learning at home- parent information

‘Please look at the nursery closed group website which contains information for parents with ideas for home learning. However, don’t stress about ‘teaching’ your preschool aged children when nursery is closed. Daily activities are all learning experiences – just describe to your child everything that you are doing – which will increase understanding of the […]

The perfect-calm and peaceful- nursery playroom!

Too much colour overstimulates children. Bright clashing colours and plastic do not create a good environment for under 5’s. At Claylands, we know that nature demonstrates a tranquil environment. Natural colours and materials create a calm and peaceful atmosphere. This is backed up by all the educational research including Reggio. Look at our playrooms which […]

WHO says limit screen time for under 5’s

‘Limit screen time for children under 5 years old, says the World Health Organisation. “Children under 5 must spend less time in front of screens, or in prams or sitting down, and have more active play if they are to grow up healthy, says the WHO. If healthy habits are established early in life, this […]

Infection Control In Nursery – Covid

Recent events have borne out our own experience gained operating nurseries for 16 years. At Claylands Nursery, transmission rates of all illness and infections is markedly low. We believe this is because of the amount of time the children spend outdoors and the very large indoor spaces available to the children. We notice again and […]

16 Years can you believe it !

This year Claylands Nursery celebrates 16 years of providing incredible learning experiences in our wonderful and unique environment. Come and visit to see for yourself the difference in what we are able to offer. We make sure that we are always abreast of the most recent updates in childhood practice to ensure that your child […]

Outside All Day Long

With our new flock of wooden sheep, we have been appreciating the glorious days. Playing with water, sand, loose parts. Making and hiding in the den, making cakes in our mud kitchen. Childhood could not be more creative and fun than at Claylands.