In the Toddler room we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (EYFS). This room welcomes children from around 12months and the emphasis is on having lots of fun whilst learning through play.
The room is made up of lots of different areas, these are:
- Small world play
- Role play area/ Home Corner
- Exploratory area
- Book/story area
- Construction area
Messy activities are set up during the day (Where children can explore sand, water, large and small scale messy play)
Your child will have access to all areas of continuous provision. This means that the children can explore the areas as they want and play where they feel comfortable. The Toddlers have got a large outside area, which is used as an extension of the room.
We eat our snacks and meals around our sociable table in our eating area or for those children who feel more comfortable in a high chair we offer low high chairs. At meal times we promote independence where we encourage children to make choices.
“We support children in learning new skills including sharing, personal hygiene, making decisions, self feeding, using a spoon and drinking from a cup without a lid.”
Each child is assigned their own key worker, and during the day they will spend time playing with and observing their key children, which gives opportunities for the key worker to identify future learning opportunities for their key child.
We also provide a secure and comfortable sleep area for the children when needed. We liaise with the parent about sleep patterns and preferences so that the child’s normal routine is not disrupted. A qualified member of staff is with them to reassure, comfort and supervise them during this time. Again Toddlers have their own nappy changing area with washing facilities and kitchen area for preparing and serving foods.