Joeys’ Little Jumpers are aged between 2 and 5 years, and we can accommodate up to 26 children of this age group at any one time. Staffing is based on the number and age of the children present.
The Little Jumpers Room consists of a cloakroom area, a separate toilet and nappy changing area, and the main play room which is divided into several areas to provide a large variety of learning and play opportunities. Children have free access to a multitude of toys and experiences; from sand and water play to construction, from small world animals and people to craft and malleable/sensory play, from role-play of all kinds to snuggling up in the cosy corner to read a good book, the children can choose where and how they wish to play and learn, with experienced and friendly staff always nearby to guide and support if needed, always ready to capture the moment to extend each child's learning!
The decking area continues this free-play theme with different activities and enhancements provided each day, and of course the children have daily access to the Discovery Garden which has a large sand-pit, a woodland area and play hut, a story/seating area and lots of room for running around and riding on trikes, always a popular activity! We like to play out whatever the weather, so waterproofs, wellies and sun tan cream are a must!
Staff in the Little Jumpers Room encourage independence and acceptable risk-taking, and closely monitor children’s development to ensure they are learning and exploring at their own pace but being challenged and stimulated in as many ways as possible. There is always a variety of activities on offer, but we never make children join in if they do not wish to, so please don’t expect a piece of art-work every day as some children just don’t like painting! Rest assured that they will be doing something they enjoy which, after all, is the most important thing when you are 3!