Toddler Learning Programme
Toddlers are busy, naturally curious, and physical. This is an age where children learn significantly through exploration and physical activities. Every child will be offered a wide range of fun learning activities that will use their senses and extend their physical motor skills.
Daily Programme Schedule
7.30 am: Centre Opens
7.30 – 9.00 am:
9.00 - 9.30 am:
9.30 - 11.30 am:
10.00 - 10.30 am: Rolling Kai Time
11.00 – 11.30 am: Music & Movement
11.30 am: Lunch Time
12.00 – 1.00 pm: Rest/Sleep Time
1.00 - 3.30 pm:
2.30 - 3.00 pm: Rolling Kai Time
3.30 – 4.00 pm:
4.00 - 4.30 pm: Gym Time
5.00 – 6.00 pm: Quiet Activities
6.00 pm: Home Time
For Toddlers aged 2 - 3 Years Old
At this stage in a child’s life independence has started, this will be extended upon. Self help skills are encouraged and supported. Children will learn about routines which will foster language skills and the ability to concentrate will be extended.
The use of the gym facility will be a major part of our programme for this age group.
A variety of programmes are planned for, both for individuals and groups of children, through observations, highlighting children’s strengths and interests and encouraging their learning. These are kept in individual portfolios for you to view at any time.
The Daily Programme will be reviewed by the Toddlers teaching team on a 6 monthly basis to ensure that the programme is catering to the needs of this age group of children.
The following core curriculum areas will be set out or on offer throughout each day as part of the daily programme; science & nature, literacy, numeracy, carpentry, music, water play, play dough & clay, messy play, technology, sand & earth, art & collage, pretend play, books & stories, dramatic play, physical & gross motor, construction and multi-cultural.
Every child in our care will have their own Profile Book which is a celebration of who they are and all their accomplishments at the preschool. Please visit our Communication page for full information about our special Profile Books.
Our Toddlers programme is operated by a primary care giving system which means that each teacher has responsibility for a group of children. Primary care giving is an important aspect in working co-operatively with families and enables the child to form a secure bond with one teacher. This teacher is responsible for managing you and your child through the settling process, pre-visits and the ongoing more formal care and education of your child.
These will be provided for all individual children and will be collated from February up until November each year. The monthly comments will record and share your child’s progress, interests, abilities and areas of development.
These will be issued to all children under the age of three in November each year.