We provide a range of extra-curricular activities at no extra charge to parents to encourage all children to take part in a wide range of exciting and different opportunities.
Sports 4 Tots
Every other Wednesday Carly our wonderful sports coach delivers a 40-minute sports session to our children. She teaches a different sport skill every session including golf, football, basketball, rugby, and athletics. The children look forward to their visits knowing that they will have a lot of fun with the engaging games that Carly incorporates into them learning new skills.
After every morning and afternoon session, we carry out a 10-minute mindfulness session. We decided to introduce these sessions after intensive research into the impact this has on child and staff mental health and well-being. These sessions include practicing breathing techniques, listening to relaxing music and using sensory resources to focus the mind.
Our skilled practitioners carry out regular yoga sessions with the children using Cosmic Kids. These sessions involve teaching children how to move their bodies and strengthen their core whilst relaxing their minds. Children are encouraged to listen and follow instructions and also to help and encourage each other as part of a team.
Our practitioners have trained in delivery the Boogie Mites curriculum which focuses on learning literacy and maths through music and interpretive dance. Children are able to create their own musical instruments and explore sound and rhythm. Research has shown that music plays a vital role in brain development and enables children to learn effectively.
Our qualified French practitioner delivers a weekly French lesson for our children using repetitive songs and phrases through an interactive workshop. Puppets and visual aids are used to support the learning of the French language. Scientists believe that children’s brains are most receptive to learning a new language between the ages of 2 and 4 years.
Care Home Visits
We have collaborated with a local care home to enable us to visit the elderly residents once a month. The children are invited to sing, do crafts and read with the residents enabling them to build relationships, start to develop an understanding of differences and empathy.