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Activities | Downderry Childcare

Our Activities & Curriculum

Education

Preschool sessions  include read/write inc and number work. This is used in school reception classes and could give  your child a great head start  when joining reception class at their local school.

All activities are EYFS focused on fun and freeplay and all ages are catered for.

Toys are constantly being rotated / updated to keep up with inquisitive minds and we work in conjunction with the children to create a diverse and engaging curriculum.

Each child develops at their own pace with free choice to encourage concentration, coordination, independence and confidence.

We ensure your child enjoys all aspects of EYFS education on offer.

Weekly observations are recorded and logged in a learning journey file which is accompanied by 6 monthly assessments to provide you with essential feedback regarding your child’s developmental progress.

Recreation

The setting offers a wide variety of activities for all age ranges including  messy play areas,sand pit and water area; playground equipment including rope swings, slide and trampoline; ride-on toys and a small heated pool (summer months only).

For rainy days we have indoor bouncy castle /wii / xbox / pool table / PSP / PS2 / DS  and monitored internet access on a array of ICT devices. Numerous craft activities including model  making, cooking, clay modeling, face painting, painting, and playdoh are also available.

Outings & Excursions

We offer outings to the local park in Seaton for bike riding, scooters,roller blading,skate boarding, ball play and free play.

In the summer (staff ratio dependant) we offer afternoons on the beach for bodyboarding,kayaking,swimming, paddling,rock pooling and beach games.

We offer swimming once/twice a week at local swimming baths free of charge.

We offer homework club every night and a private tutoring service subject to availability.

Daycare sessions include outings to Eden,Porfell,Tamar Valley Donkey Park, Plymouth Aquarium and the Zoo.

Two VW transports are available. Used for daytrips and school pick-up.

Safety & Security

All staff are uniformed in blue logo tops and all children wear yellow t-shirts, bibs or hats when on outings for easy recognition. These are a complimentary gift to each child. This also helps the children feel secure and enables them to locate staff and other children instantly if they are anxious or need help.

The yellow also acts as  high visibility clothing when out on visits so traffic can see the children easily.