Toddlers between 2-3 years, like to explore, investigate and question the world around them. This area of the nursery aims to provide your child with lots of stimulus to help extend their learning whilst working within the Early Years Foundation stage. Children have time to join in with activities that are as much fun as possible along with spending short periods of the day with the older children.
Social skills are developed in small groups through painting and creative activities were toddlers develop their skills of expression. Books and jigsaws are on offer for those quieter more relaxed periods of the day which can be shared with or without an adult. The children use construction materials daily to build and explore opportunities using different materials. This contributes to their developing co–ordination and spacial awareness. There are plenty of outside play opportunities during the day to develop gross motor skills and let off a bit of steam…
A separate area is provided for sleeping if your toddler needs to have a rest after lunch or anytime of the day.
As your child reaches the next steps of their development they will start to integrate into the pre-school group for short periods of the day to help them settle into a more structured routine.
When your child joins this group their day is carefully planned by our experienced nursery nurses. Children three and over are given opportunities to learn through play in a stimulating and attractive environment. Our nursery is guided by the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum, which allows children to develop and progress at their own rate.
Children enjoy the company of other children their own age and are encouraged to work in both small and large groups to enhance their social skills. Adult interaction allows children to build on their experiences along with developing communication skills and co-operation with others.
There are lots of hands on experiences to help stimulate natural curiosity such as painting, jelly play, sand & water play and modelling activities to develop creative skills. Outside the children engage in lots of physical play alongside having the chance to help with the growing of vegetables in our garden.
We have built up strong liaisons with the local schools so the transition from nursery is as smooth as possible -this enables the children to build new friendships and broaden their experiences in their future school life. Every child will be given a portfolio of their observations and achievements to take with them when they leave the nursery – this contains useful information alongside your comments and allows other professionals to further promote the child’s development.