“The things that make me different, are the things that make me”
– Winnie The Pooh
Playing, Learning and Growing …
Playdough is not for everyone!!! Some children love trains, some love tractors, some love trips out, and some love role play and trying on clothes…Getting your know your child, as individual, creative, funny and bright as they are, is all part of the fun for us and we do our utmost to stimulate little minds with imaginative and challenging activities that build a strong foundation for a lifetime of learning.
With one qualified staff member to every four children, the toddlers are kept busy with ‘hands on’ discovery activities that encourage them to use all of their senses. Indeed, children who have been encouraged to think and play imaginatively are more likely to enjoy and succeed in school and so we actively work with toddlers to develop their skills and confidence.
Planned learning is balanced with active play. Every day in our toddler areas is filled with singing songs, sharing stories, playing, building and exploring enjoyable experiences. Our key workers focus on inspiring natural curiosity through play while encouraging children to make simple choices and take responsibility for tidying up after themselves (not always successful, but we do try!) But, quiet time is also an important part of the daily routine – after all, a little relaxation is no bad thing!