Sunflowers is a large room based on the upper floor of Scallywags, open plan and boasting lots of light. The pre-school is led by a qualified teacher and is often split into 2 groups to ensure that the activities are age appropriate and to meet the needs of each individual group of children. Scallywags pre-school teachers are involved with the local schools currently involved in a transition to school project with the Sheffield LEA. They regularly visit the local schools and observe the reception classes. This helps the older children to prepare for school .
Children move to Sunflowers at around 3 years old and the transitions take place at various times of the year.
Sunflowers room has it’s own bathroom area on the same floor.
Sunflowers also have easy access to our all weather garden area which is staffed constantly so that children can choose whether to play outside or inside.
In this group the children can free flow between their areas and outside as all areas are staffed. This allows the children to choose from a variety of activities at any one time. The music session with Mary is in the room upstairs and the children visit that room for their music sessions and more structured pre-school group time.
The children love story time with binky bunny, baking, imaginative play, maths time and the unit has a touch screen computer for educational activities.
Trips out of nursery may include the fountains at the Town Hall, story time at the library, a fun time in the park, Ecclesall woods, theatre, butterfly farm and Cannon Hall.