During this phase, emphasis is placed upon a specific type of independence; this is potty training – a crucial process in child development. Bigger and more sophisticated play equipment is also employed to stimulate growing abilities.
Daily morning registration encourages all children to recognise their name, their key group. This also gives opportunities to talk about the days of the week and the weather. Story time and sing-along opportunities prompt children to seek engagement with the activities and people around them.
With a growing range of sensory equipment and activities available within the nursery, the children’s imaginations will be much easier to spark. Musical instruments and interesting scents, for example, will trigger this.
Think 2 funding is available for all eligible children, the term after their 2nd birthday. Terms and conditions apply. Please follow the link to find out more. https://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/think2
We are always promoting positive behaviour within the Conker rooms by giving lots of praise and encouragement as well as ‘star of the week. Taking part in group activities and role-play teaches children how to manage their feelings in the best way, as well as inspiring resourcefulness and expression.
A choice of activities is supported by both children and the staff within the room. We feel by giving children choice, will help to encourage their independence.
Every week, Reggie Bear goes on a new adventure with one of the Conker room children. When Reggie Bear returns, we talk about what he has been up to whilst on his travels.
|7.30-8.00am||Arrivals and play time|
|8.30-9.30am||Room division, free choice play time|
|9.30-10.00am||Fruit snack time and singing|
|10.00-11.45am||Indoor/outdoor play time (weather dependent)|
|11.45-12.00pm||Lunch Time Preparation|
|2.00-3.00pm||Indoor/Outdoor Play Time|
|3.30-4.30pm||Preparation for Home Time|
|5.00-6.00pm||Play until home time|