Haverhill-based childcare provider install revolutionary immersive virtual reality experience at their new Holland Road site
GOLDEN APPLES DAY NURSERY are harnessing the power of digital technology to provide a pioneering sensory learning experience and digitally rich Early Years curriculum.
The nursery, which is relocating from Homefield Road to Holland Road, is the flagship site of the Golden Apples Family brand, which also offers high-quality childcare provision at eight other nurseries in East Anglia.
The new Golden Apples site at Holland Road will feature innovative interactive technology that gives children access to more than 600 interactive apps via giant overhead projectors either to the walls or the floor their choice.
The children can play football, go fishing and visit the zoo, all in 4K high resolution – the images projected onto surfaces then become a ‘live experience’ via touch or movement.
All the rooms have a theme, such as village scenes where small houses are being constructed – which includes village pubs, a butcher’s shop and markets stalls. The walls are wrapped up in 3D images rather than standard wallpaper.
Golden Apples Director Evelyn Wheeler is thrilled with how the new setting has developed – and can’t wait to welcome back existing attendees and, hopefully, a raft of new faces looking for the ultimate childcare experience.
“What we will have now in Haverhill is a highly engaging educational space,” she said, “which is embracing immersive and interactive technology to offer Early Years learning through playful age-appropriate virtual reality content. This interactive, educational technology will get children motivated to learn whilst they play.
“We will combine technology and standard teaching methods to prepare the children for big school.
“Our innovative approach to education will be delivered via real-life themes in a safe environment, set up in small houses where all children and staff are the community.
“Children will be inspired as they develop and understand these real-life working environments as we make learning not only playful but impactful, sparking curiosity and creating interactivity in understanding the world and the people who help us.”
The Golden Apples Family also features the following nurseries: Bluebell in Eltisley, the Beacon in Rendlesham, the Appletree in Attleborough, the Ark in Watton, the Cornerstone in Martlesham, the Anchor in Huntingdon, Head Start in Ramsey and the recently acquired Woodbridge Day Nursery in Woodbridge.
For more information on the new Holland Road site in Haverhill, to book a tour upon its completion, or for more details on any of the Golden Apples Family Nurseries, call 01440 702151 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.