The Sunshine room is home to our under 2s children. The unit, which is accessed via its own main door, has two separate play rooms as well as a kitchen and separate nappy changing and laundry room.
The front room, at the entrance of the building, is spacious and offers soft lighting using lamps and fairy lights to give a calming and homely feel. We have a selection of resources which support heuristic play as well as block play, early literacy and arts and crafts.
Our back room is known as the messy room and is large and bright, offering children opportunities to get messy with resources such as sand, water and paints. Again, there is a cosy area with fairy lights and books as well as a sensory board and more opportunities to investigate heuristic play.
The Sunshine's follow the 'Pre-birth to three' planning document and children are observed using our online 'Learning Journals'. We believe that promoting curiosity, creativity and enquiry from a young age using as many natural resources and everyday items as possible helps children to develop the skills required to become successful learners in the future.
We also have a small buggy store where parents are welcome to fold their buggy and store it for the day.
At Headstart we believe time spent outdoors is vital to children's wellbeing and development and therefore we aim to take the children out twice a day. We are lucky to have a fantastic local park (Morningside Play Park) right on our door step as well as Braidburn Park, The Hermitage and Blackford pond.
The Sunshine's love to spend as much time as possible outdoors, whether they are developing their balancing and coordination skills on the swings at the park or beginning to learn about the world around them at Blackford pond, the benefits of the time we spend outdoors is invaluable.