Children between the ages of 17 months and 2 continue their Little Ladybirds journey in our tweenie room.
This room is situated on the ground floor with direct access to our lovely outdoor play area, which has a dedicated space for our under-2s complete with artificial grass so they can be outside even if the weather isn’t great!
Whilst play is still the focus of the day, more focused learning experiences are introduced at this stage. Activities are designed to offer the opportunity for your child to explore large movements, vision, manipulative skills, hearing, speech, social and spontaneous play.
We mainly use natural resources and materials designed to stimulate the senses.
There is a quiet area within the room for your child to sleep and this is generally done as a group to ensure everyone gets the rest they still need at this stage in their life.
Children eat their meals together and begin to learn how to use cutlery and display appropriate table manners.
Staff continue to fill in your child’s online learning journal and note any observations related to their development. At the end of each day, when you come to pick your child up, a member of our tweenie room team will provide a verbal handover and you will also receive an electronic report, delivered by an app to your mobile telephone, tablet or computer. This report includes a run through of their day, nappies, meals, sleeps, and also pictures, and sometimes video, of what they have been up to.
When your child is ready to progress to our Toddler room – again we will agree this with you – a moving rooms form is completed and the room leaders undertake a detailed handover prior to this move.
Your child’s key person will also visit the room with them to enable them to have a smooth transition.