The Toddler Room is for children aged approximately 2-3 years old. This is an exciting time for your child with many new challenges, experiences and opportunities. A real time of learning and exploration! This is also a time when children are developing their independence but also need support and encouragement to build their self-esteem and positive attachments. We motivate your child to try new things, support them with new challenges and praise their efforts and achievements however big or little!
The Jack and Jill Toddler Room offers a wide range wide range of resources and activities designed to stimulate language skills, enhance physical development, build confidence and encourage social interaction. We also begin to introduce a more structured routine in the Toddler Room in preparation for transition to the Pre-School Room.
During their time in the Toddler Room, we will encourage your child to:
Creative play and outdoor play are an essential part of the day! Most of our activities and resources are available inside and outside and most are linked to the EYFS curriculum to ensure that the children have a good start in numeracy and literary (through active learning and fun and games). Activities for toddlers include:
For most sessions, the children are based in the baby unit, toddler room or pre-school room according to their age. For some sessions and some activities, the children may be mixed together with older or younger children. For example, the babies and younger toddlers might play together in the “baby garden” while the older toddlers might be outside with the pre-school children in the “big garden”. Children may also be mixed for some group activities and if they arrive early or stay for the late session. Mixing the children ensures that all the children know each other and all the staff know all the children. Mixing children in this way also helps encourage social interaction, gives the younger children confidence (and a chance to learn from the older children) and gives the older children a great opportunity to demonstrate their skills and knowledge to the “little ones!”