Child Based Areas
Citylimits is housed in two buildings:
Experienced staff in each area, low ratios and an emphasis on child centred learning ensures parents expectations and individual child needs can be addressed.
All children have a current portfolio of learning stories which reflect developmental changes and centre activities.
Childcare/Toddlers: (Babies 2 years):
In the Small House
• All babies get an opportunity to play, explore and experiment with a wide range of equipment and resources suitable for their own age and stage.
• Babies needs are individually met for food and bottles, sleep, play, or transitioning to toddlers
• Baby’s health needs are very specific and parents are called if there is any change in baby health during the day.
• Babies have their own outdoor play space and weather dependant staff like to give them opportunities to make sense of the natural world
• As babies begin to walk they are given more sophisticated opportunities to explore and develop appropriate toddler related skills.
In the Big House (children aged approx. 18 mnths to 3 years)
• All children follow a programme suitable for their age and ability. Play is recognised as valuable and meaningful learning and children’s interests and strengths are acknowledged and extended.
• Toddler’s day has a rhythm of play, mat time to introduce stories, music, food,sleep and opportunities for free play and directed activities.
• Toddlers get time to experience a wide range of art and craft, manipulative toys,and freedom to run and explore the outdoor environment. A big playground with a variety of equipment allow staff to cater for different needs, sand and water,climbing and swinging, ball skills and freedom of choice.
In the Big House (3 years to 5 years)
• All children are encouraged to develop literacy and numeracy skills, to assist with a successful transition to school. They are encouraged to develop an increasing sense of independence and social skills.
• The environment provides unique opportunities for individual interests as well as group play, child initiated educational focus and fun.
• The outdoor area has free play areas, sandpit and swings as well as a vegetable garden, areas to sit, and an adjacent water play area
• At meal times children have tables set with glasses to drink from, crockery and appropriate cutlery
• The programme is quite structured in terms of learning