Toddler (up to 3 yrs)
A child’s experience in the early years has a major impact on their future life chances.
Children move over to the main building at around 2 years. The toddler unit has 3 main rooms allowing access to all the 7 areas of the EYFS. The children have free-flow access to 1 large base room covering all areas of continuous provision. They also have access to a dedicated literacy room and dining room – all 3 rooms within the toddler unit are located on the same floor. Throughout the unit the key worker continues to collate and record their achievements in their personal profile.
As in all other areas of the nursery, staff are dedicated to one particular age group and other than for absence replacement, remain consistent to that area. This allows key-workers to work closely with parents and children and plan for the individual needs and interests of the child.
Once security is established, the child will be ready to enjoy the full benefits of a more active group and form relationships with other staff and peers.
8.30 – 9.30
Freeplay, free flow into wet room and focused EYFS activities
9.30 – 9.40
Letters and Sounds activities
9.40 – 10.00
Milk and Fruit
10.00 – 10.15
Introduction to the day, nappies and toileting to be done during this time
10.15 – 11.15
Outdoor play or music and movement
11.15 – 11.30
Wash hands for lunch
11.30 – 12.00
12.00 – 1.45
Sleep, free play in both creative rooms until all children have woken up
1.45 – 2.45
Free play, focused EYFS activities, nappies and toileting
2.45 – 3.00
Letters and sounds activities
3.00 – 3.10
Wash hands for tea
3.10 – 3.40
3.40 – 4.00
Group activities e.g. movement to music, bee-bot etc
4.00 – 5.00
Freeplay – Free flow into wet room and planned or craft activities
5.00 – 5.15
5.15 – 6.00
Free play until collection
All timings are for guidance only and subject to change on a daily basis.