Poppies Rooms are divided into four age groups. Our Baby Nest is for children aged 6 weeks to 22 months approximately. Our Little Explorers are aged 20/22 months to approximately 2 years 6 months. The children then progress to our Big Explorers until they are approximately 3.5 years old to 3 years 9 months, when they move into our Nursery Class.
At Poppies we make every day stimulating and fun for all the children in our care. We always value children as unique and curious individuals and we respect childhood as a very special and important time in their lives.
We will always do our best to nurture and support the children during their learning journey. We will endeavour to provide a safe and secure environment where children become independent confident learners and are given support and encouragement to enable them to reach their full potential.
We always consider each child's individual needs and ensure that they have several visits into the next group to assess their readiness.
Nikki Paton has been working within the childcare industry since 1999 and has progressed from starting as a Nursery Nurse within a pre-school room to Senior Management. She joined Poppies Bourne End in 2008 as Deputy Manager and moved across to Poppies Old Windsor to be Nursery Manager after returning from maternity leave in 2014. Nikki has a son who attends school.
In September 2017, Nikki started her new role as EYFS Co-ordinator. She has vast knowledge and experience in working with young children and enabling them to achieve their individual potential. Nikki supports all staff working with the children to enhance the quality of their teaching and to ensure the successful implementation of the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum.