Toddler Room

Children are moved into the toddler room when they are confident and ready for their next stage of development. Each child's progress is monitored and recorded on a regular basis.

Activities are age related and match the child's ability. The curriculum continues the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework and emphasis is put on the child's language development which in turn gives access to the wider curriculum.

Staff are trained in baby massage which they practice, with parental consent, during the day.

The day is divided up into structured and child initiated activities. There is plenty of time for free and outside play. The unit has direct access into the garden.

The unit has a nappy changing area and its own toilet and the children usually begin potty training when they are ready.After lunch sleep mats allow the children to sleep and rest before the afternoon session begins.

Daily Routine

An Example of the Main Nursery Daily Routine - Structured Activities mentioned below are age-related
08:00 - 09:30 Arrival-Free Play (Family Fun)
09:30 - 10:15 Structured activities including language, number and writing work
10:15 - 10:30 Mid-Morning Snack
10:30 - 11:00 Outside play session including gross motor skills development
11:00 - 11:30 Activities including art and crafts and tactile experiences
11:30 - 12:00 Circle Time-Stories and Rhymes
12:00 - 12:45 Lunch Time
12:45 - 01:45 Rest Period and Quiet Time
01:45 - 02:30 Free Play
02:30 - 02:45 Afternoon Snack
02:45 - 03:45 Structured activities including listening skills, educational games, cooking and language development
03:45 - 04:00 Story and Rhymes/ Outside Play
04:00 - 04:30 Afternoon Tea
04:30 - 06:00 Guided Free Play/ Going Home
Babies to sleep as needed.

You are very welcome to view the baby unit but for safety reasons please telephone for an appointment.