Creative learning indoor; and outdoor play

Creative play

Through playing with creative materials for 3d modelling; charcoal, watercolours, pastels, and other mark making and collage materials, children learn about colour , mixing colour, shading, texture, pattern and design. This helps children to make choices, solve problems and express themselves creatively in different ways. Children experience a sense of satisfaction and pride in their achievements and will be encouraged to asses their own work and look for ways to develop their skills. Through small group discussions with their peers and/or keyworker children will be able to comment on their own work and the work of others, make suggestions and exchange ideas and information.

Water and sand

While playing with materials such as water, wet and dry sand, clay, dough, natural and manufactured materials children are learning about textures and shape and at the same time improving their co-ordination. Scientific experiences– floating and sinking, measuring volume and weight, investigating changes in materials such as mixing colour through water, changes in various materials when they come in contact with water, wet and dry sand– help develop mathematical concepts and language such as heavy, light, big, small and number skills.

Books & music

Many children will experience the joy of looking at books and listening to stories for the first time in nursery, children who have had such experience at home will be eager to learn more.Children should be encouraged to explore books themselves as well as having an adult reading to them. Children enjoy listening to stories and saying or singing nursery rhymes. These are an important part of their heritage and thought should be given to their choice.The primary reason for listening to stories, saying or singing nursery rhymes is enjoyment but the child is also learning to listen with concentration and learn about language.Children derive a great deal of fun from music, and using musical instruments, exploring the different sounds, listening and moving to a wide variety of music from around the world.

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Clydebank Industrial Estate, Clydebank G81 4HT
Tel: 0141 952 4415

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What parents say

Sunflower has a lovely welcoming atmosphere. It is obvious to us that a great deal of effort and commitment is involved in ensuring the children are valued and stimulated

I am thrilled that while my child attends nursery he has access to Spanish, sports and gym lessons at no extra charge

The staff and particularly my child’s keyworker are fantastic

Good continuity in the baby room, we feel confident when leaving our children. The service is superb and our children love attending

My child has turned into a confident happy and sociable little girl and we believe the nursery has contributed a lot to her progress. We would definitely recommend Sunflower nursery to family and friends

Care Commission

 The environment was stimulating and welcoming. Children freely took part in activities and chose from a wide variety of toys and equipment

 We found this service was performing to a very good standard

 Staff were committed to sharing children’s experiences with parents and provided

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