The Toddler Room

The Toddler Room (Around 22-36 Months)

“Children’s behaviour is exemplary. Staff provide them with clear and consistent boundaries. Children develop a mature understanding of the difference between right and wrong.” (Ofsted, 2017)

Between the ages of two and three, Toddlers take huge steps in their development. They are now much more physically able, they are keen to explore and imitate the world around them and they need more space, time and freedom to do this. Children are building friendships as well as their language development.

As those of you with children of this age will know, they ask A LOT of questions! We can learn an awful lot about what children are interested in by the questions they ask and are able to plan exciting and stimulating activities based on the children’s own interests.

We plan play experiences in the Toddler Room that focus on children’s social relationships to help support their growing sense of themselves and to encourage confidence and self-esteem. Children are supported in understanding that there are rules for being together with others by always encouraging patience and tolerance and modelling positive ways to treat one another.

The staff in the Toddler Room support the children with toilet training and our toilet facilities (including a toilet and toilet training seat, potties and nappy changing facilities) have been designed to make this easier for both children and staff.

The Toddler Room also have their own outdoor space at the side of the building. This outdoor area also links with the gardening area, where children can dig, plant and grow fruit and vegetables throughout the year.