Play & Learning
The nursery is run by a very professional, friendly and caring team, each bringing different skills and experiences to the nursery, with all staff members having the interests of the children and parents at heart.
Our staff care for small groups of children, in accordance with Government guidelines, to ensure your child receives sufficient care, attention, play and learning activities (not to mention lots of hugs and snuggles!)
Although part of the larger nursery community, the children are encouraged to participate in such smaller groups to promote their social skills, personal and emotional development and learning with enthusiasm and confidence.
Each child is allocated their own keyworker who, although not necessarily supervising your child 100% of the time, will closely monitor your child’s progress and help to provide a continuity of care so as to reduce any potential anxiety caused by separation from their parents/carers. The keyworker will also be the main point of contact for the family, enabling personal relationships to be built between the child, key worker and the parent/carer. A record of how your child is developing will be kept in a file and is monitored by your child’s key worker. As the child’s parent/carer you may have access to these at any time.
Toddle In aims to provide a safe environment where children will have fun and make friends. Children can explore and learn through creative and imaginative play, of both a structured and unstructured nature. Their opportunities for free play enable them to make their own decisions and develop their independence. In turn parents and carers can feel assured that their child is in good hands.
Activities will vary according to individual needs and the children’s ages and will cover many aspects of learning. Available activities include sand play, water play, clay and dough, cooking role play, reading and writing activities, creative activities, construction, toys, jigsaws, small world activities and music and movement activities, amongst others. Each age group is visited fortnightly by our qualified music teacher Lizzie, from Tiny Trumpets, who provides fun, interactive musical activities for the children. Pre-school children are also offered the opportunity to participate in French lessons and dance classes.
Throughout their time at Toddle In, each child will have their own personal profile compiled which will contain evidence of their progress and samples of work for them to take with them when starting school.