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Squirrels & Owls - Ramsey

In Squirrels (our 2 year-olds) and Owls (our 3 to 5 year-olds) children have free flow access between two rooms and outdoors areas, supporting their developing needs and growing independence. Ramsey offers the 'Oaklea Borrowing Library' where children can choose books and family sharing bags (nursery rhymes and songs) to enjoy at home.

Movement Room

The movement room is equipped with:

  • Open ended junk modelling and craft resources

  • A construction area with large and small wooden blocks

  • Developmental movement play

  • Music

  • A role play area with props to support imaginative and small world play

  • Equipment for sand & water play


The classroom is set aside for quieter activities, including:

  • Free access to activities that support children's developing independence, care of themselves and encouraging fine motor control (such as threading or pouring)

  • Sensorial activities that prepare children for early maths and literacy

  • Exploration of the wider world and early science

The Outdoors

Children are able to choose to be outdoors, which provides them with a rich learning experience. 

  • Each room has its own outdoor classroom, sheltered underneath the all weather canopy

  • There are playtime resources such as cars, trikes, hoops etc.

  • If your child loves to spend most of their time outside, they will adore Ramsey

The garden area includes:

  • A wildlife area

  • Sensory garden

  • Activities to support children's physical development

  • Forest School activities

  • A vegetable patch

  • Mud kitchen

  • Science lab

  • Splash zone

Children regularly go out into the community to visit the local library, shops, beach and surrounding areas by bus and on walks.


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All images with children are used with parental permission.

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