Our Dolphin suite is home to our pre-school aged children and caters for them on a 1:8 ratio. Dolphins is within the main building. It comprises of three interlinking indoor rooms and an extensive outdoor partially covered area, all of which offers specifically designed learning environments to support all seven areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum (EYFS).
The Dolphin’s staffing team is led by a Head of Room and has a Curriculum Leader. All members of the team receive specific training to care for and educate young children. Each staff member is allocated a group of key children, for whom they are their main caregiver, and work closely with each child to support independence, meet next steps and develop school readiness.
Building a strong relationship with parents is pivotal and we understand the trust that is needed in leaving your child with a stranger. Forming this relationship starts when you come to visit us, during which time we encourage you to ask questions and get a feel for who we are and what we do.
Our Dolphin Suite has been designed to support the EYFS through imaginative, engaging, and challenging experiences, which foster a love for learning and empowers and encourages the children to become independent learners. Whilst your child engages within the areas, the staff teams’ interaction and engagement supports and extends their learning, tracking their development alongside the EYFS. This is documented using written observations, videos and photographs within their online learning journal.