Facilities and Themed Play

Located in a modern building we are equipped with excellent indoor and outdoor facilities. We really do learn through play and allow our children to build in confidence with lots of encouragement from the staff.

Throughout each term we focus on various themes, as well as particular colours, numbers and letters. There is a comprehensive range of fun and stimulating activities on offer. This includes:

  • painting
  • drawing
  • play-dough
  • sand and water trays
  • model-making
  • cooking and much more!

In order to maintain and improve the high standards at our setting, a culture of continuous improvement has been adopted by the Management Committee and staff.

Imagination

There is also plenty of opportunity for imaginative play, including a play kitchen and dressing up clothes. A comfortable book corner is permanently available, as are jigsaws and toys.

Physical and adventure play activities are encouraged outside, through our multi-activity play centre, wooden play house and garden. Our children are encouraged to learn about nature in our vegetable patch. Of course we have plenty of scooters and ride-ons to play with and we do lots of games and activities.

What do we do?

Happy Days works very closely with Nettlebed Community School (Rated OFSTED Outstanding in Oct 2011). This enables us to engage in a fantastic range of shared activities, resources and facilities with the main school.

How do we do it?

A ‘Prep Group Session’ is held every Thursday afternoon. Specific, focused activities are designed to encourage your children to work and learn in a concentrated way.

Daily sessions are organised to help them familiarise themselves with a school routine. These include joining the Foundation Stage Class for short lessons, having lunch in the canteen and doing PE in the sports hall.

Only those children moving into Foundation Stage 1 (FS1) the following September attend these sessions. This allows your children to gain an understanding of their forthcoming school routine, behaviour expectations, familiarise themselves with a school environment and establish relationships with the teaching staff.