Over 2s – Dolphins
Ages 2 -3 years
The ground floor of the nursery is also free flow and all children can move freely around the ground floor and the garden and are not restricted to a particular room.
The children progress in different groups with our two year olds cared for with a staff ratio of 1:4. The key workers plan adult led activities for their own children and help set up the learning environment to take full advantage of this wonderful age group. Development at this stage just seems to explode, with speech and language bringing the start of conversations and a source of much laughter!
Independence is growing and potty training is a key milestone for many in this age group as is the ability to begin to make more independent choices. Developing creativity, caring for others and social skills are central to the planning for our Dolphins.
Toddlers can start to have more structured learning as their attention span starts to increase, albeit slowly. It is a great age of adventure and discovery and a fantastic stage to encourage that relentless curiosity and use it to foster a love for learning, using their interests to lead their education.