Outings and Trips
Trips and outings at Thames Tiddlers Nursery are organised around the Early Years curriculum to support their understanding of the current activities planned for each term. The nursery offers an annual seaside trip to Ramsgate taking place sometime in August. This is a great opportunity for parents, children and staff to socialize outside of the Nursery environment. We often have opportunities for spontaneous
trips in the local area, ranging from visits to the woods, park areas and local shops.
Outings and Walks
We try and organise outings that can be educational but fun for the child’s everyday experiences and learning development. Some of our trips have included Christmas Tree and Godstone farm, The Science Museum, the Environmental Centre, Victoria Gardens and Bostal Woods. We have our main summer outing to Ramsgate which the parent/carer will need to accompany their child if they wish to go. The parent/carer will have full responsibility of their child on the day. We encourage the parent/carer to volunteer on some of the outings to help and support the staff and to make some of the trips possible as correct ratios need to be in place.
Small groups of children will often go for short walks within the local area that have not been planned in advance. This will usually happen if the number of children attending the nursery is low for whatever reason. There is a form available to fill out in your application pack if you wish to consent to this.
There is usually a charge for the main trips to cover the costs of the coach and entrance fee (if applicable).
Every year the parent/carers are invited to take part in the children’s sports day. The staff work with the children on a regular basis, leading up to the event. It’s a fun day for everyone taking part and the children work very hard practicing. We meet the aims and abilities of the children taking part, so their self-esteem moral remains high.