Badger room

What goes on in the Badger Room

30-36 months approximately

  • Maximum 16 Children,
  • Room area – 55.70M Sq
  • Child ratio – 1 staff to 4 children
  • Room Leader – Danielle. 
  • Room staff – Lara, Kim,Tracy & Zara
  • Tapestry. Online learning journey; allows parents to receive child observations as they happen. 
  • Under floor heating.
  • Drag through ventilation (non mechanical air conditioning).
  • Separate milk kitchen with fridges.
  • Separate nappy changing room and Toilets, shared with Badger room.
  • Individual shelves/baskets for childrens nappies, creams etc.
  • Floor to ceiling windows and patio doors.
  • Private yard with raised flower beds for seeding/Digging, Permanent outdoor sand trays shared with the Fox room.
  • Gate to the allotment and the natural garden. 
  • Total Free flow.
  • Over door heaters to keep rooms at temperature during free flow.
  • Individual drawers for childrens work/belongings.
  • Separate toy store, allows for toys to be rotated often.
  • Home corner and dressing up area shared with the Badger room.
  • Individual mesh toddler beds for those that still have a sleep (brought into the room for sleep time).
  • Meals for both Fox and Badger rooms are taken in the Fox room.
  • Transition window through to the Owl room.

 

In the Fox and Badger unit we encourage toilet training to prepare for the pre-school unit (Owl & Otter), we also have a window to the Owl room so that the children get used to seeing into the room to aid transition.  We learn and follow our Rainbow rules. Children risk access the outdoor classroom and Nature garden. We start to introduce phonics by using the Letters and Sounds programme and by singing the Jolly Jingle every day. For numeracy they  sing the Ten Town song daily.  Children take part in weekly Forest school classes, This is done on a rota system so that all children will get the chance to take part. Children are chosen to be helpers at lunch time. They count the places and put the placemats out. Children are enouraged to pour their own milk and water and to serve their own lunches, they scrape away any left over food on their plates.  

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