Our space: Pre-school and nursery facilities at Advantage
Each of our rooms has been designed for a specific age group, with furnishings, equipment and toys selected to stimulate and enhance children’s learning at each stage.
All are air-conditioned, spacious and bright with plenty of natural daylight. Nappy changing areas are linked to each room, with children’s toilet facilities for those aged 2 and over. Our baby room has a darkened area for nap times and proper wooden cots.
We use the garden year-round, in all weather. It is full of natural materials and objects that help children understand and appreciate the natural world.
It is divided into two to allow under-2’s to play safely in their own area; both parts are sheltered by UV-filtering canopies and the ground is covered with soft, artificial grass.
We have a large wooden playhouse, ride-on toys, a sand pit and plenty of climbing frames and tunnels to encourage physical development, motor skills and outdoor fun! The garden is also home to our own plants and our pet rabbits.
Our relaxing sensory room is the ideal wind-down space for babies and beyond, and is especially loved by our children with special needs.
Dimmed lighting, soft surfaces, different textures and music all play their part in this special room, providing children with essential reflective time in between play and learning. We have dance and music in the sensory room every day.
We’re very proud of our very own soft-play area, located in the centre of the classrooms and used by all our age groups. It is an exciting room full of soft blocks, play equipment and exercise mats, where children can burn off energy safely and learn through active play.
We like our children to have fun both indoors and outside, and this gives them further opportunities for developing movement and expressing themselves physically.
Play Equipment & Toys
Each of our rooms contains age-appropriate toys and equipment selected specifically to stimulate children’s development at each stage. Whether it’s a soft toy that provides comfort, a puzzle that develops their problem-solving skills or a dressing-up box that stirs their imagination, there’s something to stimulate all of their senses.
All toys and equipment are brightly arranged in the rooms to delight and entertain as well as educate, and storage boxes with picture labels encourage children to independently search for their own toy and help tidy it away afterwards.
Easily accessible in the centralised area on the ground floor is our mini library, filled with brightly coloured books to appeal to all ages. Responsibility is encouraged as children select books to take home, look after and bring back on time, just like a real library.
Groups are regularly brought in to sit together on the library chairs and read, and there is a soft, cushioned area for story time.
It is your first point of call when you arrive at Advantage and is bright, welcoming and well proportioned, with our children’s masterpieces hanging proudly from the walls.
A fully glazed entrance porch allows visual screening of visitors and the door is controlled from behind the reception desk. A lift grants easy access to the upper floor, whilst our specially-designed floating staircase has toughened glass panes and child-friendly handrails.