Beautiful and dreamy, upbeat and enthusiastic…our musical storytelling takes your children through a magical wonderland using contemporary props, puppets and percussion. Lead by trained, experienced professionals Hartbeeps explores familiar and original themes and situations using music, theatre, rhyme and poetry presented in uniquely accessible and humorous Hartbeeps style with your young adventurers at it’s heart. All sessions have an accompanying sheet giving details of the session and ideas for extended learning, every session follows criteria of the EYFS programme.
We have two 30 minute classes which take place on a Wednesday morning. The younger children Wrens, Robins and Starfish session takes place at 11.10am, the over 3’s class takes place at 11.45am. Classes cost £2.50.
Mini Strikers is a local based company that has been providing local childcare establishments sports specific classes for the last 13 years. Our classes were developed using the Early Learning Goals programme and the children will spend time, running, jumping, balancing, ball games and learning the basics of a large variety of sports. These classes are run in a relaxed atmosphere with the main emphasis on the children having FUN. Apart from their physical development we have found that our classes help in other ways especially with their confidence and social skills.
Classes take place on a Friday morning for our 2 to 4 year olds and cost £3.00 a session.
We also hold free weekly Forest School sessions for our pre-school children.
Forest School is an inspirational process, which offers ALL learners regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in a woodland or natural environment with trees.
At Manor Farm it is our aim to implement the forest school style of teaching to encourage the children to use the natural resources around them and explore nature.
We give the children the freedom to use their imaginations with no time limit and no specific end result. Forest School gives the children the opportunity to create their own games and ideas and share them with their peers. Each session can change depending of what the children are interested in that day. We aim to make children more resilient to the outdoor environment and teach them skills that will help them throughout life. Forest Schools are carried out in all weathers, except if dangerous and unsafe for the children, such as ice or lighting. There are specific areas in which we carry out Forest School sessions they are natural and unspoilt.
Forest Schools give the children the opportunity to learn skills that could help them, such as building fires, erecting temporary shelters and wood carving in a safe environment. We carry ‘risk benefits’ as opposed to risk assessments. This ensures the children get the most from the experience, but safely.