As children develop and refine the skills learnt as babies, their daily routines require a more structured approach to learning and play.
For our 2 to 3 year olds we combine a balance of child-led play with adult-initiated learning, specifically designed to develop your child’s creativity, caring for others and social skills, as they establish their own identity.
We incorporate a range of activities, role play and social development skills that are specifically designed to encourage independence, collaboration and a greater understanding of their surroundings and others around them.
Mealtimes also provide a great learning opportunity; the children sit together and help to prepare for mealtimes, helping to encourage sharing, positive social interaction, table manners and an appreciation for healthy food. We provide all meals, which include breakfast, hot lunch, snack and tea. The children have access to drinking water through out the day.
Potty training is a key milestone for many of our 2 to 3 year olds; we work with you and your child to help them adapt confidently to this new experience, gently encouraging children to take responsibility for their own hygiene and emphasising the importance of correct hand washing.
Learning through play
We incorporate the Early Years Foundation Stage in our daily activities and adjust the activity to suit the development stage of each child.
At Tick Tock Nursery we consider every activity to be a learning opportunity – sorting shapes and sizes introduces early mathematics, enjoying rhymes, singing and music encourages language development and painting, mark making and messy play stimulate creativity.
At Tick Tock Nursery, we understand that it may sometimes seem like a child is ‘just playing’. In fact, every activity is an opportunity for children to learn valuable skills that will shape their growth and future development. Our staff are trained to direct and extend play activities designed to help each child achieve their full potential.