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The Stackpool Room has up to 30 children aged 3 – 4, all year round. This room is for our older children, and this is reflected in the spaces that they have which can be used for exploring, playing, and learning.

In the Stackpool Room, much like the Ruby Room and the Raleigh Room the children are encouraged to increase their independence to prepare them for the next stages of their lives at primary school. Our practitioners encourage increased independence, in preparation for when they leave us for school. There is more of an emphasis on routine, and the children enjoy this being visually represented up on the wall. More adult lead physical activities, although still informed by the children, take place too, including yoga, and meditation.

The cosy sensory room, dotted with blankets and cushions, is a peaceful space where children can read stories individually or as a group, or simply just to have some down time. The creative room is separate from the main room, giving plenty of opportunity to really get stuck in and make a mess! Here the children enjoy painting, creating, and exploring sensory play.  We also have a corner dedicated to imagination and encouraging our children to explore theirs. This free-flowing room has the children’s interests at heart, and they have lots of fun whilst they learn.

See what the Stackpool Room have been up to:

April 2024

Stackpool Room have been super busy this month with lots of WOW moments. The children celebrated St George’s day and we shared stories about dragons. Knights and princesses. They were very interested in knights and dragons acting out stories with puppets and designing their own shields.

We turned our role play area into a doctor’s surgery and have even created our very own X-ray lamp to look at the bumps and breaks clearly. The children were very excited to have a special visitor in the garden – Mr Fox. We have spoken a lot about wild life as a result and they have loved building houses for the 3 little pigs – inspired by our NELI story of the week!!!

March 2024

The children in Stackpool have been busy with lots of creative activities and outdoor play this month. We have been enjoying exploring sensory play with the light boxes and in the play trays with Spring and Easter themed set ups. The children have had lots of fun making flower arrangements in pots with green pasta and rice.

There have also been lots of opportunities to explore mark making both in and outdoors with our little ones spending lots of time chalking big designs out in the garden. Bringing the garden back inside, the children collected a range of leaves and natural resources which we used as paintbrushes to create different patterns and textures on large sheets of paper. We’re looking forward to more creativity in Stackpool Room next month.

February 2024

We made worry boxes for Children’s Mental Health Week. The children wrote down their worries and put them in their boxes. We hoped that sharing their worries would help them to understand it’s ok to feel the way they do and that it is good to talk about how we feel.

We also celebrated Chinese New Year. The children looked at Chinese symbols and re-created them.

We have been busy making lots of lovely Valentines cards using different shades of pinks which the children helped to mix as part of the activity.