Our toddler classes cater to the needs of children aged between 12 to 24 months. Here children are gently introduced to a classroom environment through play, stories, music and movement and classroom fun.Children begin having short ‘mini lessons’ which may have a themed vocabulary focus, a story and comprehension follow-up or a number and letter focus. These introduce children to basic concepts and also help them to become accustomed to sitting, listening and responding with suitable classroom behaviour. Recognition is also given to the importance of play at this young age and the benefit of learning through play. Structured ‘Individual Learning’ sessions are timetabled into the day, where children are occupied with an educational activity such as puzzles, floor-play or activities to hone fine motor skills. Children benefit from the stress-free and less intense activities that they can often be engaged with more independently that at any other time in the day.
Children are also given time in our ‘Soft Play’ area and the outdoor climbing area for some safe and monitored fun with friends and music allowing them to enjoy a varied and well-rounded day whilst being prepared for the slightly more structured timetable of the Pre-school age group.