A brand new day nursery and pre-school will be opening at Rand Farm Park this September and with this in mind, CityX took a tour of work so far.
Work officially started in May at the Market Rasen park, which will see the nursery fully integrated with the park, utilising the space and play areas at the attraction to create a ‘unique, rural educational environment’.
Rand Farm Park currently comprises a number of buildings including the playbarn, farmhouse, various barns/sheds, a café, shop, office and classroom.
The new nursery will be situated in an existing farmhouse at the far eastern end of the Farm Park and children will have daily visits to Rand Farm Park, as well as hands on animal experiences.
Working in partnership with the experts at Kids Play Childcare, the new nursery will deliver child-centred teaching through the business’ planning in the moment ethos, which supports children’s natural desire to explore and learn alongside the fun and experiences available across the farm park.
The day nursery will include:
- Baby Room – The Baby Room offers a safe and stimulating environment, which uses sound, colour and touch to encourage the babies to explore their ‘second home’. Staff will mirror the feeding routines, nappy changes and sleep routines used at home and will supply all nappies, wipes, and formula milk free of charge.
- Toddler Room (2-3 years) – More structured than the Baby Room, every activity in the Toddler Room is considered a fun learning opportunity. Toddlers are encouraged to enjoy early maths, develop their language skills, participate in creative play and learn to relax at story time. Staff will also work closely with parents to complement toilet training
- Pre-School Room – The aim within the Pre-School will be to ensure that all children are confident and ready for mainstream school. A child’s time to be full of learning experiences, split between the Pre-School, the garden, farm and the local community.
It will also include a large slide going from the building to a designated garden play area – a unique element to the nursery.
Situated just off the A158 Lincoln to Skegness road, the nursery will be open Monday to Friday, 7.30am – 6.30pm.
Find out more from our video interview with Nursery Manager Helen.