We graduate children from the Baby Room to the Junior Toddlers when they are walking confidently.
In this environment very young children experience a sense of well-being. They develop trust and the confidence to explore, which establishes a secure foundation for learning and development. Routines help children to anticipate and predict events. We encourage social relationships, and understanding how to relate to other children and adults.
Junior Toddlers are encouraged to attempt self help skills, and begin to develop independence. Time is allowed for them to attempt skills such as helping with their dressing, washing hands, setting up meals, putting away toys. The Junior Toddler Room offers a wider range of both fine and gross motor skills, with activities flowing between the indoor and outdoor area. The outdoor area gives children more freedom to explore and increase their physical skills. Junior Toddlers have access to the Toddler yard and sandpit, and the Nature yard when not in use by older children.
We have a sleep and rest time each day, although this can be varied to suit individual children’s needs. We have video and audio feed from the dedicated sleep room giving increased safety.
Please give educators as much information about your child’s individual needs, interests and development as possible. Your child’s individual routine is incorporated into our daily program, so that their needs and preferences can be catered for. Educators send photos and learning stories to you by the App, and share information by conversation at pick up time, about your child’s day and activities.
Children usually move to the Toddler Room when they have turned 2 years old.