The transition to the toddler room takes place over a period of time but generally the room caters for children between the ages of 16 months and 3 years. There is an adult to child ratio of a maximum of 1:4. Here the children are involved in more challenging activities which include sand and water play, painting, sticking, drawing as well as the opportunity to begin role play.
Various themes are adopted every few weeks throughout the year, these themes are integrated into many activities during the day and the children’s work is celebrated through attractive displays throughout the room. The outside play areas are also used as much as possible, weather permitting.
When appropriate, toilet training and dinner etiquette begin here through praise and encouragement. In the toddler unit emphasis is placed on encouraging children to develop language skills through reading, singing and dancing.