All about our Younger Toddler Room
Toddler aged children can be the most difficult to settle as they are very unsure about what is happening but we do find that once settled this age group really enjoys being in an environment surrounded by other children and can form some very close friendships even at this young age.
When you first start with us
We know that when you first start there can be a lot of information to remember so here is a list of items that your child needs for nursery each time he/she attends, these can either be brought in each day or to make it easier we will provide a care bag for your child here at nursery that you can store items in and the girls will let you know when anything runs out.
How the group works
Our Younger Toddler room are the group of children who have just started walking and have moved up from the baby room and usually aged between 14 months and 2 years. They follow set planning everyday which is based on the Foundation Phase principles. The activities are planned fortnightly and monitored by the team on a daily basis.
The Younger Toddlers have a base room on the ground floor. In this room the children are able to learn through play in areas such as, mark making, construction and role play.
They use the messy room throughout the day to explore their creative side using materials such sand, water, play dough and paint. When downstairs the children also access the outdoor areas which are set up with similar resources to inside to ensure that they have just as much fun learning outside as in. The toddler children have access to all areas of the garden which include the sensory garden and allotments. The children participate in a planned outdoor sensory activity each week to get them used to spending time outdoors in the garden and make sure they get lots of fresh air. The allotment area is used by the children from around March to October and in here the children are encouraged to get involved in the growing, looking after and picking of fresh fruit and vegetables, most of which then end up in their tummies as part of their dinners or tea!
The Younger Toddlers stay on the bottom floor of the nursery using all the rooms that are available for them downstairs, they only go upstairs at mealtimes to use the dining room. As the Younger Toddlers are still so young we encourage them to crawl up the stairs by following our stairs procedures.
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