A Safe & Fun Day Care Environment for Babies, Toddlers & Pre-School Children, South Shields, Tyne & Wear
Once upon a time, childhood was filled with endless days spent playing outside, enjoying social interaction, using imagination and exploring the body’s range of movement. Having fun in other words! Children were more active and had the opportunity to sample a vast amount of experiences, which in turn promoted physical and psychological development. Electrical toys and games were extremely limited, as was TV, so children amused themselves with a toy car, a doll or a book. Even an old cardboard box presented a world of potential entertainment. It is through the incredibly important process of play, that a child learns to integrate different experiences into their growing minds, emotions, bodies and social skills.
These days, play is a lot more sophisticated for many children with traditional toys being replaced by computer games which are believed to have both negative and positive implications. Negative aspects of these sedentary games include lack of exercise which can hinder normal physical development perhaps leading to bad posture and obesity. Another main objection to video games is the content, thought to blur the lines between fantasy and reality, particularly if there is any violence involved. Positive factors indicate that computer games may assist your child to progress with skills like problem solving, fast decision making and multi-tasking. A child’s memory, concentration and perseverance are also considered by some experts to benefit from this activity.
It is generally accepted that a child’s needs are met to a great extent by a significant amount of hands on learning. Play provides a way for children to integrate new experiences into their rapidly developing minds, bodies, emotions and social skills.
Our web promotion partners Ashfield Nurseries, set in the grounds of South Tyneside District Hospital, provides everything needed for the promotion of your baby and child’s health and well being. Well designed rooms are equipped with features to support an educational, safe, and fun nursery environment. There are three separate age specific, outdoor play areas including items such as bikes, scooters, balancing beams, role play areas, sand pits, digging areas, slides & swings etc. Both grassed and soft sections are secure and the nursery has 24hrs a day CCTV monitoring.
Indoor playrooms allow a considerable variety of soft play, wet play, social activities, games, computer and interactive access.
Delicious and nutritious food is freshly prepared on the premises, by qualified chefs, with all dietary needs catered for.
Highly qualified staff adhere to the high scope philosophy approach, which encourages children to use decision making in everyday life. Staff work in conjunction with the Early Years team and OFSTED to ensure excellent standards maintained.
Call Leeanne Howden for information on 0191 455 7777
Nursery Provision for Babies & Young Children, Educational Outdoor & Indoor Play, Tyne & Wear