faqs

What age are children accepted at?

We accept children from 45 days – 4 years of age. Children are divided in to four age groups. 45 days – 12 months in our infant room, 12 months – 24 Months in our toddlers room, 2 to 3 years in our pre-school room and 3 to 4 years in the Foundation class room.

How long is each term?

Term 1 is usually around 4 months (September – December) with the second and third term both being around 3 months (January- March & April – June).

When do the terms start and finish?

Our Term Calendar can be viewed here.

What time is Little Wonders open?

Little Wonders is open from 7am – 6pm Sunday – Thursday. We also offer an optional early drop from 06:30 am for an additional charge. Children have the option of either attending full time or part time.

What curriculum do you follow?

We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage British Curriculum.

How many teachers are in every class?

Each class has one Teacher and one or more Teaching assistants. The ratio of adults to children depends on the age of the children and is per the regulations from the Ministry of Education. Our teachers are all qualified and experienced in Early Years Education.

Do you offer meals?

Due to the varying dietary requirements of the children, we do not currently offer food. Parents should send an appropriate amount of food, in an insulated lunch bag with an ice pack (for chilled food) and hot food should be stored in a thermos container. We do not reheat food (with the exception of the baby class).

Do Little Wonders staff have first aid training?

Little Wonders have an onsite DHA registered nurse and a specially equipped clinic for when your little ones are feeling unwell. We also carry out first aid training with our teachers and Teaching assistants.

Is it best for parents to stay with children for their first few days?

Parents are more than welcome at the Nursery at any time, and we do understand that the first few days at nursery can be hard for parents and children. We do however recommend that parents drop children off and leave them to interact within the classroom independently as early on as possible as it is much easier for the child to settle and does not prolong the detachment and adjustment period. We recommend a gradual settling period, whereby we increase the amount of time that your child spends in the nursery each day for the first week.

What do children need to bring on the first day?

Children need to bring the food that they require for the day (breakfast, lunch and snacks), as well as nappies, baby wipes, nappy rash cream if required, a change of clothes and a hat. If your child will nap at nursery then they will also require a blanket. When baby wipes and nappies are running out the class teacher will write a note in the child’s daily diary to ask you to replenish them. You will also need to send in a swimsuit, towel, sun cream and a swimming nappy on your child’s water play day. Your child’s class teacher will let you know which day this is.

Do you go on school trips?

Little Wonders Preschool and Foundation stage children venture out on termly field trips which are linked to the topic of the term. We use RTA approved school buses to transport the children to our field trip venues.

Can we help with potty training?

Little Wonders Nursery will support and assist during your child’s potty training stage. We will try to ensure that this is as smooth a process for not only the child, but you as parents also. When we feel your child is ready to start potty training, your child’s class teacher will discuss the suggested methods in detail with you.