Silver Apples Crèche cater for the following age groups:
- Babies: from 14 weeks to 1-year-old approx.
- Waddlers / Toddlers: from 1 year to 2 years approx.
- Junior pre-school: from 2 years to 3 years.
- Pre school: from 3 years to school going age (4/5 years)
- After School Service: from age 4/5 to 12 years (see link)
The crèche has a fully equipped baby room with a range of developmentally appropriate toys, equipment and materials. Individual care programme developed for each baby, with daily report provided for parents.
Baby Sleeping Room
This room is located alongside the baby room and each baby has its own individual cot and bed linen.
Waddler / Toddler Room
This adventurous group have their own play area including access to wet play, sand and creativity areas.
Waddler / Toddler Sleeping Room
This is located alongside the activity room with a range of cots and beds to allow for the developmental needs of this group.
There are 2 pre school rooms located within the crèche. Each individual room is equipped with a range of age appropriate equipment and children have access to a messy play area and quiet areas for reading and relaxation.
Named for the children by the children, this room is truly a magical space reflecting the outdoor location of the crèche with seasonal light adding a surrealistic dimension to this room. The main purpose of this room is to provide opportunities for the children to access a range of sensory materials. All children have access to this area as reflected in the different care programmes provided by each individual group.
Established in 2005, this library houses a beautifully illustrated range of Equality and Diversity books to encourage discussion and awareness of the global world by the children and staff. The library has a quiet central location with in the crèche and is regularly used by the children from age 2 upwards and is also equipped with a selection of soft furnishings including bean bags, story cushions and sofas.
Each play room has direct access to an out door area which is equipped with swings, slides, wooden play house and all weather play surface and grassed areas. The children are actively involved in growing seasonal vegetables and flowers. In addition to this the crèche makes use of the many nature trails located on campus and children enjoy trips and picnics throughout the year.