Pascals St Albans has four separate classrooms, enabling us to deliver safe, nurturing and age appropriate learning experiences for all our children. Our outside environment is split into two areas. One for the Kea/Tui children and the other for the Spotted/ Brown Kiwi children. In these areas we offer resources and equipment to support continued learning and development. Our outside area also consists of a vegetable garden, herb and fairy garden and a worm farm.
The Kea Room is our nursery. This is a specialised infant care room, catering for children up to approximately 1.5 years of age. We believe in the primary care approach alongside freedom of movement. Primary caregiving means each baby is given a special person who will get to know your child and yourself well. This system is widely known for supporting babies’ brain development and ensuring their individual needs are met. We really focus on the babies’ needs and requirements at this age. There is a maximum of eight babies in this room.
Our Tui Room is for our 1.5 to 2.5 year olds. In this room we also use the primary caregiving approach and we concentrate on teaching and putting respectful practice into place. This room provides children with more space to be active and to explore and discover in their unique toddler way.
Our Spotted Kiwi Room is for our 2.5 to 4 year olds. Here you have a specific teacher assigned to your child where they continue to develop independence, language and social skills.
Brown Kiwi Room
Our last room is the Brown Kiwi Room. This is for our 4 year olds to school leaving age. Here we concentrate on formal learning around the children's interests and preparing them for school in a fun 4-year-old way.