3 to 5 years
The Den fulfils our philosophy of growing together, learning to support and nurture others and have responsibilities such as Lunchtime helpers, Librarians and play Buddies to support others will all help to boost the confidence and value of every child.
However, Big Bears with The Den are given their own time too for if you go down to the woods today, you’re in for a big surprise! As our Big Bears enjoy an enriched day, spending endless fun learning through their natural and healthy environment, ‘outdoors’! Building dens, orienteering and mini-beast hunts all adds to our great ‘team spirit’! Organic gardening, counting leaves and drawing in the mud are just some of the ways we encourage early science, writing and number skills!
Big Bears offers a structured preparation for your child’s journey to school. Although learning focuses on children’s interests their daily schedule focuses on child initiate learning, adult led teaching and individual or small group learning to encourage participation and concentration on extended curriculum provision. With a purposefully designed garden area we can offer indoor /outdoor learning to challenge the potential of older children’s minds with higher level thinking and resources to support independent exploration.