Early Years Academy was registered in 2011. It operates from a large three storey converted house in a residential area in the South of Coventry, situated just outside the city Center. The nursery is accessible to all children and there is a fully enclosed area available for outdoor play. The nursery opens Monday to Friday all year round, with the exception of Bank Holidays and a week at Christmas. Our opening times are 7.30am until 18:00pm. Children are able to attend for a variety of sessions. The majority of the staff hold early years qualifications at level 3 and one has qualified teacher status.
The nursery supports children with special educational needs and supports children who speak English as an additional language. We are registered for a maximum of 50 children to attend the nursery at any one time aged ranged 0-5 years. We recognize that all children learn and develop at different rates, and we feel that through the staff having a good relationship with the children and understanding their needs, they can monitor the child's progress well and identify any areas needed for further support or encouragement.
Babies and toddlers aged from 0- 2 years 9 months are cared for on the ground floor. The baby room caters for 0-18 months; Areas are defined such as; soft cushioned area for books and soft toys, and a further matted area for baby gyms and activity mats. The baby room also has a musical instrument area and a jigsaw area for our older babies along with a baby garden and canopy. Through to a partitioned conservatory older babies have space to develop their crawling, and skills to help them walk .Transition from the baby room is done in conjunction with parental discussions and stages of development for the individual child. We cater for toddlers 18 months - 2 years 9 months on the ground floor too; three rooms and a garden/canopy area are freely accessible using our free flow system which cover the following areas, Home corner/role play, messy and creative area, sand/water tray, book corner/quiet area, table top fine motor activities, construction, small world and music area. The large conservatory doubles up as a sleep area in the afternoon. for children who require a sleep in the morning a bed is offered to them in the baby room. The side conservatory is where snacks and meal times take place. Outdoors we have a sensory hut, climbing frame, a wooden play house, bikes/cars, messy play and gardening.
Children aged between 2 years 9 months and 5 years old are cared for on the first floor.
The first floor also offers a free flow system over three rooms for the older children. Specific areas have been developed into areas, these areas include: messy/creative area, sand/water tray, mathematics area, graphics, construction, music, home corner/role play, ICT, small world, science, soft area/quiet area and book area. Children have free access to the majority of activities we have to offer.
As well as the main play areas indoors we have access to our large outdoor play space which is safe and secure with areas catering for preschoolers, toddlers and babies. The outdoor areas have been developed recently by the team to incorporate the seven areas of the EYFS to make it a more stimulating environment for the children and to give them more opportunities to explore, discover and investigate as part of their play. We offer a variety of activities and areas that encourage and develop the children's confidence, independence and enjoyment.
Early Years Academy caters for children from birth to five years.