Owls

3 - 5 Years Old
  • At 3 years old, it’s time to move into the Owls’ group.  With planned, purposeful play and through a mix of adult-led and child-initiated activity, this group will encourage your child to feel ready for ‘big school’.

    With a large outdoor area accessible through free-flow, the children can decide whether to take their learning experiences inside or outside.  The room is divided into exciting areas such as role-play, creativity, mark marking and ICT.  There are many opportunities for the children to take the lead and really start to feel independent.

    • Dedicated and experienced staff
    • Annual parents evening
    • ‘Free flow’ play to encourage independence & exploration
    • Individual learning journeys
    • Large outdoor space including a mud kitchen
    • Age Group:
      3 - 5 Years Old
    • Sessions:
      Morning, afternoon, full day and weekly sessions between the hours of 7.30 am and 6.00pm
  • Owls Daily Routine

    The Owls’ routine is aimed at helping to promote children’s confidence, self-esteem and independence. Aged from 3 years to when they leave for school, the Owls’ group helps the children to grow and develop at their own pace as individuals and helps the children to form new and strong relationships with their friends and the practitioners.  The Owls’ group is the final step at Tiggers, with carefully planned activities that encourage creativity, exploration and problem solving – learning through play has never been so much fun!  And all of this being merely a stepping stone to ‘real’ future learning and helping your child in readiness for ‘big school’.

    • 07.30 – 09.00
      A new day begins. Some of us will have breakfast as we welcome our friends and choose what we would like to play with.
    • 09.00 – 09.20
      Time to say ‘good morning’ at circle time and share our experiences at ‘show and tell’ and do some wake and shake.
    • 09.20 – 11.45
      Free flow – shall we play inside or outside? Time for planned activities as well as free play.
    • 09.45 – 10.00
      Hands cleaned & nappies changed, “all clean”.
    • 10.00 – 10.30
      Snack café is open! Yum!
    • 11.45 – 12.00
      Being together, nappies changed. “Shall we sing a song or read a story?"
    • 12.00 – 13.00
      Lunch time! Let’s wash our hands and find our seats, what’s on the menu for today?
    • 13.00 – 13.45
      Some of our friends go home and some of our friends might have a nap zzz… the rest of us can play, what shall we choose?
    • 13.45 – 14.00
      Circle time - time to say ‘good afternoon’ and see what is in store for the afternoon and do some more wake and shake.
    • 14.00 – 15.45
      Free flow - shall we play inside or outside? Time for planned activities and free play.
    • 15.00 – 15.45
      Snack café is open!
    • 15.45 – 16.00
      Time to tidy up and have a final get together at circle time, maybe some more singing or a story.
    • 16.00 – 16.30
      Last chance to play outside before home time.
    • 16.30 – 18.00
      Time to say goodbye to our friends, but some of us get to stay and play a little longer, yay!
  • Outdoor Learning

    Once a week we hold our outdoor learning sessions, an exciting opportunity for the children to engage creatively with the wild, led once a fortnight by Nik Elvy.

    These 2 hour sessions are held outside for the duration, all year round and in all weathers, every Monday morning.

    The children enjoy learning about the environment around them and having a big space to run around and explore and so far they’ve been learning how to make sparks using flint, foraged for edible leaves as well as toasted crumpets over a campfire.

    https://www.facebook.com/Miss-Elvys-Curious-School-of-the-Wild

  • Bouncy Music

    Once a week we hold our bouncy music sessions led by Joe from Little Wing music

    Joe brings along his acoustic or electric guitar or even his tank drum as well as a selection of instruments for the children to experiment with and play along with him as he sings a mix of well known songs and rhymes. Each group has a 20 minute session held on Wednesday mornings.

    https://www.facebook.com/Little-Wing-Music

  • Nursery Practitioners

    With education and experience in early childhood care
    • Laura
      Lead Practitioner

      Hi I’m Laura and I am the Lead practitioner in the Owls room.

      I Have a Bachelor Honours Degree in Professional Practice in Early Childhood and over 8 years of experience in childcare.

      In my spare time I enjoy walking my dog, travelling and spending time with family and friends.

    • Hilary
      Practitioner

      Hi, I’m Hilary and I am a full-time nursery practitioner in the Owls’ room.

      I have over 30 years’ experience in childcare.  I am qualified at Level 3 in Early Years Care and Education and also at Level 3 in Playwork

      I have 5 children of my own and 3 grandchildren and enjoy spending my free time with them and renovating our new cottage from scratch!

       

    • Sarah
      Apprentice

      Hi I’m Sarah and I am a full-time apprentice in the Owls room.

      I have completed a Childcare course at college and am looking forward to learning more as an apprentice.

      In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my friends and looking after my nephew and God-children.

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