Nutkins is the room for children aged 3 to 4 years
In Nutkins we continue to help the children increase their independence, but we are always ready to help when needed and encourage older children to help the little ones. In addition to practical life activities, which will help them to cope with buttons, zips and poppers and also with pouring their own drinks, carrying trays, cleaning up spills, sweeping etc., they will be introduced to the Montessori equipment. Much of this is for the refinement of the senses and involves things like matching colours, fabrics, textures, smells and sounds.
We aim to spend as much time as possible in the garden, where activities are set up for the children that make the most of the space and the natural environment. When possible children are given a choice as to whether they play outside or inside and they are able to move between the two areas independently, moving resources around as they please. They learn that whatever they get out has to be put back in the correct place. In Nutkins, the basics of mathematics and reading are introduced through play in a fun and interesting manner so that the children learn in a natural, self-motivated way.
“My four year old joined Footprints after years at another nursery. She has never been so happy, engaged and stimulated in a childcare environment. She settled in very quickly, which is testament to the warmth of all of the staff. The variety of activities available to the children is fantastic. I cannot recommend this nursery highly enough! “
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‘Our son absolutely loved his years at Footprints, he was encouraged to develop his independence and social skills and prepare for school in a fun, caring and safe environment. Our daughter also now attends and is thriving in their care. We have complete trust and faith in Sandra and all the staff and truly believe the start they have been given here will benefit them forever’
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"There is no doubt in our minds that your wonderful care, kindness, patience and guidance has helped to shape our daughter into the little person she is now, and the grown up person she will eventually become. We couldn't have wanted for a better start in her life - thank you."