The Jungle Cubs room is designed to accommodate all areas of learning and development. Within the room there are separate play areas such as small world and construction play home corner to encourage imaginative play with a kitchen and appliances, and a quiet area to promote relaxation and reflection and art and craft areas. The areas highly resourced with plenty of toys and equipment.
Children take part in focused and creative activities throughout the day and have the choice of which activity they take part in. Children are provided with many different activities along with music and movement, song times, musical instrument sessions and outdoor play. Circle time every day is an opportunity to take part in group activities and listen to stories; staff use props and puppets during these times to hold children’s attention and develop their concentration.
Children spend a lot of their time outdoors and have access to a large outdoor area, with dens quiet sensory areas, sand and water play, physical area and a playhouse. They are provided outdoors with group games, bats and balls, coup cars, bikes, trikes and scooters along with obstacle courses, balancing beams and outdoor role play.
Children benefit from going on trips into the local community, to the park, the beach and the library or on a coach for trips to the farm. Staff promote good table manners and encourage children to feed themselves.
Children begin toilet training in this room, the room has easy access to the child sized toilets and washroom.
Most children in this room sleep after lunch on beds with their own sheets and blankets. There is provision for those who do not sleep during lunch time to play and take part in activities.
Parents are kept up to date with their child’s developmental progress through daily information sheets and handovers with parents, more formally through regular progress reports individual child profiles and information sessions.