Jelly Beans room
From April 2021 the Jelly Beans will have a much larger, brand new shiny room to play in. This new room can hold up to 24 children and is well equipped for the children to play and develop their all important skills which are useful for moving on to their next chapter at big school.
A message from Stacey
In Jelly Beans our typical day to day routine includes breakfast, morning snack, lunch, afternoon snack and then tea. During the day the children have many opportunities to play and explore independently, indoors and outdoors, as well as get involved with adult-led activities. In the Jelly Beans room we focus on all areas of the children’s development from the EYFS, from encouraging them to make new friendships and relationships to supporting their fine motor skills to begin writing letters of their names. There is always plenty of activities on offer for the children; from sensory play, like coloured water and syringes, play dough to sculpt our favourite story characters (the Gruffalo is always a group favourite), shaving foam to make different marks and shapes with our fingers, to junk modelling with boxes and bottle lids that we have recycled and making our own puppets to do a puppet show with in the story corner. For the older children of the Jelly Beans room, we have lots of talks about ‘big school’ and preparing the children for the upcoming transition. As well as the older pre-schoolers, we also have the younger ones who need plenty of reassurance and comfort while settling in, as for some of them it is their first time going to a setting, and providing settling sessions throughout the time before they start nursery where they are able to get to know their new environment with the comfort of their parents who are invited to stay for the first settle. When children first start into the room, they are assigned a key worker to support them along every step of their journey, from the settling in sessions to guiding them through any home adjustments, including new siblings, family breakups or moving house, all of which can effect a child differently. Therefore, it is important for the key worker to maintain a good level of communication with the families to ensure the transitions happen as smoothly as possible and the child’s well-being is always top priority. All staff have access to the online learning journals for each child, which enables them to share photos of the child’s day with their parents and any new developmental milestones can be tracked here.
Where the Passion Begins
Stacey is our Jelly Beans room leader and has been with the Nursery since February 2020. Stacey has a very quiet and calming nature which is great in Jelly Beans as they can all get quite loud and bouncy at times.
Stacey has completed her Level 5 and is currently coming to the end of her final year of University. Once passed Stacey will be level 6 qualified with BA HONS and we are very proud of all the hard work she has put into her degree.
Anya has been with Mucky Pups since January 2019 and we have seen Anya grow into a fantastic, caring practitioner. Anya has just completed her Level 3 and is now a fully qualified member of staff. We are all very proud of Anya and her achievements whilst she has been with us.
Nicole works part time in the Jelly Beans room. She is level 3 qualified and has been working with us since September 2019. Nicole is fantastic with all ages and easily adapts to any room she works in. Nicole has just moved over to Jelly Beans after working in the Jelly Babies room. She has a bubbly personality with a caring nature and the 2 qualities work well with the pre-school children.
Rachel joined Mucky Pups in the summer of 2020. She has a passion to work with children who have additional needs and joined us to work along side one of our children on a 1:1 basis. She is so caring and calming.
Rachel is also trained in dance and drama, and she is an excellent singer.