Squirrels Room

Our Room

In Squirrels, children are with us from around their 3rd birthday until they leave us for school, with a maximum of 36 children at a time. There is some flexibility based on individual children’s development as to when they join us – some come earlier and others are a little later, but this is discussed and planned for between the rooms as we know our children well.

We have a cosy carpeted area, perfect for looking at books, relaxing or chatting with friends. There’s also a large role play area to immerse children into different topics, space for creativity and supported activities, and plenty of time to access the outdoor areas and Outdoor Learning sessions.

There are opportunities for more focused learning in line with our children’s development and preparing them for the next chapter in their lives, as well as the freedom to express their own interests and preferences.

Squirrels Team

Mel

Mel

Joint Room Leader and Outdoor Learning Lead

EYE Level 3 Childcare Practitioner

Forest School Level 3 

Lorna

Lorna

Joint Room Leader

Early Years Educator Level 3

Charley

Charley

Deputy Room Leader

BSc Psychology

Post Graduate Diploma In Early Years with EYITT

SENCo In Early Years Settings Level 3

Sue

Sue

EYE Level 3 Practitioner

Lynne

Lynne

EYE Level 3 Childcare Practitioner

Tracey

Tracey

NVQ Level 2 Early Years

Terri

Terri

Early Years Educator Level 2 Apprentice

Early Years Curriculum

We deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) promoting all areas of your child’s development through play and planned opportunities. We use EyLog to record your child’s learning journey.

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SEND Support

We operate a completely inclusive policy, and ensure all children have the opportunity to thrive. 

Our staff use Makaton to help children communicate. 

Outdoor Learning

We run regular Outdoor Learning sessions (including Forest School) throughout the week. Suitable clothing is provided to enable the activity to operate regardless of the weather.

Since being in the Ducklings room we have noticed an increase in his progression. He has become more confident in trying new activities whilst he is at home ad getting himself up into the standing position and wanting to walk himself. Alanna and her team do an incredible job keeping us up to date on his day to day activities. We enjoy the photos that are provided through the EyLog app. Thank you for all the hard work that everyone does at Seedlings, and we look forward to continuing his development journey together.
- Ducklings

Cannot recommend Seedlings enough! My daughter is loving it and goes in so happy as well as coming out happy! Love seeing updates and photos etc as well as knowing a nice hot meal is provided for them. Lovely clean environment and staff are lovely!
- Hedgehogs

I did just want to take the time to say how impressed I am with all the changes made to Seedlings! It truly is a beautiful setting and I feel blessed that she is able to attend. The impact it's had on her is incredible! I often show her any pictures that are posted and it's really lovely to see her smile and talk about her nursery, teachers and friends whilst looking at them. She has even started naming some of her friends that she plays with. Thank you so much for going above and beyond!
- Foxes
Seedlings is an incredible setting. The team are so supportive, friendly and helpful and give my children fantastic experiences. They have a wonderful knowledge of allergies and medical conditions and this ensures my eldest’s safety to a very high standard. I will be absolutely heartbroken the day they move on to school!
- Foxes and Squirrels

I highly recommend Seedlings! My son has been going here for a year now and he's very happy and settled with lots of friends. The staff are brilliant and so supportive. They are flexible, accommodating and always take time to ensure that the children and parents are happy.
- Squirrels