Room 1 is for children aged 2-3 years of age.
Our 2-3 year old room provides the best experiences for your children, considering every stage of development. We recognise that your children are really starting to find thier 'feet' and often want to feel independent as well as supported. Practitioners are dedicated to ensuring your child's days at preschool are fun, challenging and stimulating through play based activities and adult and child initiated learning.
Creative play has an on-going place within our room. We encourage and provide daily opportunities for children to have fun expressing themselves; developing their fine motor skills along the way. Our children have access to a variety of mark making and messy play materials; crayons, painting easel, playdough, sand, mud and water with a lot of mess but plenty of fun!
Developing self-help skills such as being toilet trained or finding thier own coat, is our way of ensuring we prepare the children with life skills they need to thrive. Children know where their own personal belongings are kept such as own bags, coats and lunch box, providing a sense of belonging, encouraging them to become more independent.
Children of this age are beginning to recognise danger and are testing their abilities using a variety of age appropriate equipment.
Positive interactions and communciation ensures your children's vocabulary, speech and listening skills are enhanced and encouraged. Language is developing rapidly at this stage and children are beginning to put sentences together. Taking part in conversations that are led by the child but enhanced by the practitioner is a great way for children to learn new things and to begin to think about the past, present and future. Looking at books, listening to stories, rhyming and rhythm are all important steps in literacy.