Explorer Zone

The children in this room are cared for following the guidance given in Education Scotland’s Realising The Ambition: Being Me which recognises the building of relationships, responsive care , respect for each individual child, schemas and the importance of play as being at the heart of good early learning and childcare.


Our Explorer Zone has capacity for 11 children between the ages of 6 months and 2 years.  It  is a calm and cosy area where our babies and toddlers can enjoy stories, rhymes and songs, wooden toys, heuristic materials (those that encourage children to discover solutions for themselves) and mirrors which enhance tactile and visual stimulation.  Planned daily learning experiences promote the development of the children’s communication and language, physical, cognitive and social and emotional skills.


The environment is designed to encourage physical skills such as crawling, sitting, standing and walking which are all important for development.


We use specialist play equipment that has been designed to invite exploration and specially selected for quality and play value. This ensures that whatever your child chooses to play with, their learning and development will be supported and extended.


The babies in our care are introduced to discovery play through treasure baskets that contain a mixture of natural materials that vary in feel and texture and offer a sensory experience for heuristic play.