Welcome to Foxes

The foxes room is based downstairs at the setting spread over two large indoor rooms with an adjoining outdoor sheltered area allowing free-flow access to the outdoors daily.

Our foxes room has a warm and welcoming atmosphere that encourages children to learn and develop whilst enjoying themselves. In foxes communication is key, as children develop their skills and become able to express their thoughts, feelings and opinions. Children experience 'circle time' in both the morning and afternoon sessions. This time is used to read stories, choose toys, and sing our favourite nursery rhymes and songs. These routines assist with getting children used to nursery structure and appreciating boundaries.

We aim to provide a Home-from-home environment for all our children. Foxes have a large role play area with kitchen, seating, beds and highchairs. At this age children's first experiences of role play are imitating and copying what they see 'mummies and daddies' doing at home. At Skallywags we provide opportunities for this and expand play by using children's interests E.g. Turning the role play area into a 'dinosaur dig.' Foxes also have a messy tray and their own quiet/book corner and den to promote and encourage time for thinking and time for communication.