Our dedicated staff plan and carry out activities in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and the children's current interests. Our environment is We aim to develop independence and self confidence through our curriculum, and children are encouraged to plan and extend their own learning through our stimulating environment. Our outdoor area is an extension of our inside environment and activities are carried out both indoors and outdoors daily.
We don't believe in bad weather at Mini Mee's, just bad clothing. We access the outdoors in all weathers, which is often an exciting learning opportunity for the children to experience a range of weather conditions first hand.
Our preschool children have a weekly visit to Leighton House retirement home a few minutes walk up the road from nursery.
They spend time with the residents doing activities.
Research has found that intergenerational care has a positive impact on both the children and the elderly. The UK is currently facing a epidemic of loneliness in old age and this type of intergenerational care is a potential solution to this.
There have been numerous studies that show social interaction cannot only decrease loneliness, but can also delay mental decline, lower blood pressure and even reduce the risk of disease and death in elders. The social interaction between the older generation and the youngsters in experiments, as well as the further interaction between care home residents could be a simple solution to a lot of these issues.