Being in the Under 2’s room starts with you and your child at home and the routine you have, so we can keep consistency. Transparency is key from the very beginning as this guarantees your child to feel safe and secure as soon as possible so we get all the details from their favourite comforter and toys to important weaning information and sleeping arrangements.
The attachment your child has to you is the foundation we build upon and we work very hard through the details so we can also build an attachment so they feel safe, secure and settled to then start the journey to learn through play. At the beginning, we focus on the prime areas (Communication and Language, Physical Development and Personal Social and Emotional Development) and use creative skills to find many ways to enhance these areas of development.
The stimulation we provide includes a constant use of baby sign throughout the day for everyday routines as well as sing and sign to help non-verbal children still be able to communicate their wants and needs before they get their grasp on language. We have a sensory garden to encourage their exploratory impulse in a safe environment gently building their confidence with themselves and their peers, also we have a variety of different apparatus such as a free standing monkey bar, a Pikler climbing frame and toddle boxes which are used with 1:1 supervision.
As the children grow and display their preferences and interests we adapt activities relating to their schema, which is their preferred way of learning. We begin to develop their understanding of the world, expressive arts and design, maths, literacy and science to prepare them for the over twos room where the learning deepens to enhance their individuality and personal development.