Each of our Toddler Two rooms will cater for 12 or 20 children per session from two and a half years to three and a half years and offers a more structured routine with lots of project based learning opportunities. The children take some responsibility for their learning sharing their ideas to build their role play area which supports all areas of learning within the room.
As the toddlers have grown in independence they take more responsibility for their environment and own care needs having the opportunity to serve their own meals and drinks and be involved in the boundaries for the classroom so they can all play nicely together.
Your child will have a Key Worker, a member of staff who will be responsible for the day to day wellbeing of your child during their time at nursery. Your child will develop a close bond with this member of staff and a mutual respect and understanding making their time at nursery a more special experience and making nursery a place they feel loved, secure and safe to explore.
Our toddlers also have the opportunity to take part in Football or Tennis sessions with external coaches who come in and play all sorts of team building games to develop gross motor and co-ordination skills.
If during your child’s time in this room they start to show interest in using the potty this will be fully supported by staff in partnership with yourselves to try and make the transition between nappy to pants as smooth as possible. Whenever you feel ready to start this journey please come forwards and talk to your child’s key worker before you start.
We believe that all children should be offered the opportunity to play in the outdoor areas everyday regardless of weather conditions as long as they have the right clothing and activities provided. We are lucky to have two large gardens, a nature garden and a sensory room that children can access. Staff plan in activities and share the areas to offer children a wide range of experiences including mud play, sensory play, sand and water areas, climbing areas, planting and exploring nature.
Example of Daily Routine
|7.30-9.15||Breakfast time and free play||2.30-2.45||Activity circle|
|9.15-9.30||Activity circle||2.45-3.45||Focus activity & Snack|
|9.30-10.30||Snack & Focus activities||3.45-4.30||Garden Time & Circle Time in small groups|
|10.30-11.30||Garden Time & Circle Time in small groups||4.30-5.00||Tea Time|
|12.00-2.30||Sleep, rest time & freeplay||5.15-6.30||Free Play|
We believe if we work together with parents we can create the best possible early experience for your child. We ask all parents to be as involved with their child’s nursery life as they wish to be. We have parent observation forms for you to share your child’s achievements and their interests or activities you have done over the weekend.
We have an individual family story book and English as an additional language book so you can put in photos and words for your child to have a piece of home in the nursery and to enable staff to communicate with your child using familiar words and pictures to reassure them.
In our Toddler Two Rooms we have special weekend bears that go home with a different child each weekend so they can share in all your weekend fun and report back to the other children the next week. You are also welcome to come and share a favorite activity, story or song with all the other toddlers in the room or offer ideas to staff to include in their day with your child.
As your child is transitioning into the next room you will receive a transition pack from us which gives you information about the staff, routines and additional activities and developmental milestones that go with each room to help you and your child prepare for the upcoming change. In addition to this staff will offer transition meetings between rooms which offers you the opportunity to discuss changes in care, hear about your child’s current development and meet your child’s new key person.