During term-time our additional playroom (portocabin located outside the main building) caters for up to 14 children between the ages of 3 and 5 years. Here the play room is open plan, incorporating quiet areas, a computer desk, a home corner, craft and drawing area, wet/messy play, eating and space for general play and construction.
Within our baby room we cater for up to 12 children between the ages of 6 weeks and 2 years. The staff ratios within the room are 1 member of staff to every 3 children. This ratio is always met and often exceeded. In addition to the main playroom, children in this group access a separate dining room / messy play room plus a separate cot room. The day to day preparation of the baby room is overseen by the senior member of staff with distinct expertise working with the 0 to 2 year's age range. With our children under the age of 3 years we plan activities around the framework, ‘Birth to Three Matters’.
Upstairs within the main building we have two playrooms. In the smaller of these we can care for up to 11 toddlers between the ages of 2 and 3 years. A senior nursery nurse leads the running of the room.
In the larger playroom upstairs we can care for up to 13 children between the ages of 3 and 5 years, again, the room is led by a senior staff member. In view of the different age ranges present within this playroom, we carefully monitor the use of available play space and adult to child ratios throughout the day to ensure that an appropriate range of activities can be undertaken safely in accordance with the children’s individual needs.
The staffing ratios for the children between the ages of 2 and 3 are 1 staff member to every 4 children. From 3 to 5 years we have at least 1 staff member to every 8 children. Again, these ratios are always met and often exceeded. Within our upstairs playrooms there are designated areas including role play, wet/messy play, quiet time and eating.
During the School Holidays and on Inset Days we cater for up to 14 children between the ages of 5 – 8 years old within our additional playroom (portocabin located outside of the main building). The play room is open-plan incorporating a wide range of activities for all children. This group has access to a separate garden specifically for these children.
Offering a variety of different rooms and routines, differentiated to your child's age, call Red Balwn Coch on:
Due to high demand all groups within RBC will be bilingual, there will be both English and Welsh speaking practitioners in each group. We will ensure that activities and daily routines are carried out/delivered through both languages. All staff have been made aware of the requirement to respect language choice or, if necessary, correspond bilingually.
Each staff member has a responsibility for implementing the Welsh language standards, this includes staff members who are not Welsh speakers themselves. At RBC we do respect language choice however we do provide basic Welsh to English speaking children also.