Toddlers (2-3 years)
Our toddler environment is set up where children are able to make choices within their curriculum areas. Activities are age appropriate and follow the children’s interests. Children are given opportunities to explore, be challenged and develop confidence through enhancing their self-help skills. Toilet training routines are carried through from the home environment within this room and teachers work alongside the children to achieve these goals.
Toddlers start to become very independent and are starting to build solid relationships with their peers and teachers. Our toddlers room works alongside our preschool room and children have opportunities to engage and play alongside the older children, when necessary we are able to separate them into their age groups for mat times and meal times.
At mat times throughout the day children learn a range of stories and songs, and are involved in active movement. We also provide children time after lunch to have a sleep or rest if needed.
For new children, we encourage 3 settling visits, approximately 2 weeks before your child’s start date to ensure a smooth and settled transition for both you and your child. Children transitioning from our Nursery Room have regular accompanied visits to get familiar with their new environment and meet their new friends, ensuring this is a positive step in their learning journey. Our Transition Policy is available by asking a member of the team.
Age appropriate, well-balanced meals are prepared by our in-house chef, to encourage children to try new foods with different tastes and textures. Visit our Nutrition page to find out more and see an example menu.
As well as daily face-to-face catch ups about your child’s day at drop off and pick up time, we use Storypark to share photos, videos and audio of your child’s development so you never miss out on those special moments. Storypark also offer a handy mobile app so can have updates right to your smartphone.