Toddlers

2 to 3 year olds

In our toddler unit we have access to two large playrooms with a ratio of one adult to four children. We also offer the free 15 hours of educational funding for eligible 2 year olds.

Your child will be allocated a key person who will take responsibility for your child’s learning and development and to complete their two year progress check, throughout their time with us. In toddler room we follow the three prime areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage, which are:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development – e.g. mealtimes, Pretend play and interacting with others
  • Communication and Language – e.g. singing rhymes and action songs, circle time
  • Physical Development ­ e.g. soft play, scissors play, mark making, running outside

At Salisbury Street Day Nursery we offer a two week settling in period for your child to settle in to nursery life.

Week 1­ Induction ­ This is a time for parents to meet and inform the child’s key person about their child’s play interests, dietary requirements and any

other requirements they may have. This is then followed by visits where you the parent and your child can stay together in the playroom and gradually leave the room, when your child is settled.

Week 2 ­ This week your child will have visits and will be left for short periods of time without you being with them at nursery. This will build on your child’s self awareness and self confidence of being left and feeling safe, happy and secure.

We pride ourselves when working in partnership with parents when starting toilet training. We discuss with you on how we are going to support your child, we offer advice, but most of all we follow your child’s lead. We begin with putting your child in to pants or pull ups for a short period of time and increasing this as the child becomes more confident with using the toilet.

We have a partner Day Nursery