Just Imagine Day Nursery and Out of School Club – Colchester
Our rooms are split up into four different age groups to offer the best level of care and learning for their age.
6 weeks to 2 years
Our aim is to provide a friendly and caring atmosphere in a homely environment.
We discuss with each parent their baby/toddler’s daily routine and try to fulfill this to the best of our ability.
As each baby/toddler has a different routine set at home we believe a flexible approach towards our daily routine leads to meeting each baby/toddler’s individual needs. We endeavour to follow each child’s routine as set at home until they are settled and old enough to follow the nursery’s daily routine.
The staff help to develop the children’s physical, emotional, intellectual, language and social development skills by following the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework.
We also use baby signing to help develop the babies communication skills and to help us meet their needs.
The daily routine is only a guideline to be followed and is devised to meet the children’s individual needs.
2 to 5 years
Saturn is a stimulating environment for the children to learn and develop skills through following The Early Years Foundation Stage.
The staff aim to develop the children to their full potential at a pace that Is suitable to the child, with consideration given to the parent’s wishes.
The children continue to use baby signing to help the children communicate their growing needs.
The staff will provide a variety of activities that will encourage your child’s development. The main principle of the nursery is that children learn through play.
Communication, Language and Literacy – picture books, puzzles, games, name recognition, mark making, drawing, modelling, reading and writing etc
Problem Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy – Water play, abacus, tills and money, puzzles, magnetic numbers, tape measures and magnets etc
Personal, Social and Emotional – Home corner – dolls and prams, dressing up, play kitchen and utensils, food, group games, small world play, children’s choice etc
Knowledge and Understanding of the World – Puzzles, books, maps, weather board, tactile play, construction, etc
Physical – Bikes, hoops, parachute, balls, threading, pegs and boards, music movement, dance, cutting etc
Creative – Messy play, sand, play dough, painting, gluing, easel, music, props and make believe etc.
The activities are structured to develop your child’s independence, confidence and self- worth in an environment that is both safe and stimulating.