The environment at Honeypot nursery school, both inside and outside, is filled with a variety of interesting materials carefully chosen and arranged to support development.
Gross motor skills development
Nursery school children need many opportunities to be physically active. They profit from being able to run, climb and jump. They learn a great deal as they use their whole bodies. They need chances to use large muscles outdoors and inside.
At Honeypot nursery school we have an extensive grassy play area, where kids are engaged in the different sports activities. Also we have a big shaded outside play area equipped with the slides, swings, spring riders, sea saws etc.
For the hot summer months and for the inside sports activities we have a huge soft play area, where children are encouraged to be physically active and spare their energy in games and exercises.
Fine motor skills development
In the Honey pot nursery school there are many activities to help children with fine motor development such as cutting, painting, drawing, using the easels, building with blocks, playing with playdough, using a variety of manipulatives. We are trying our best to fill in the day with a wide variety of activities within the certain “theme of the month”, so children will be challenged with new tasks and assignments, held in the atmosphere of fun and amusement.
Reading a story is a wonderful addition to our school day. In our library we have a variety of literature appropriate for each age group. Also there is a big variety of puppets, using which our teachers and students create the story by themselves.
Pretend play is one of the most important symbolic languages of the young child and one that most young children pursue with passion. To be able to play well is an important developmental achievement of preschool children.
In our nursery we have a dedicated pretend play room, designed especially so children can try the role of an adult and develop their imagination to the endless opportunities. As children work, teachers assist them in initiating ideas for play and consenting to ideas their friends propose. The environment provides many scenes for social play (house, office, store, space ship, etc.) and for knowing and caring for one another and being cared for by teachers and peers.
Rest and Sleep
An exciting day at school can be tiring for some small children. Rest mats are available for children to sleep in our quiet area should they wish. Each child has their own bedding to ensure the highest levels of hygiene.