Your child is now a toddler, ready to use the language skills gained during the first year of life. Action songs and interactive stories are fun and help to do this. Games that encourage sharing and taking turns are also encouraged.
Your child is now ready to sit at the table for short periods of time. This time is used to introduce jigsaws and arts and crafts. Messy play, such as water and sand activities, painting and play dough are also great favourites.
Toddlers spend a lot more time in the garden now that they have mastered the skill of walking. There is a special section of the garden that is completely covered with outdoor mats for the toddlers. We have a wide range of toys to encourage gross motor skills. Garden toys are often brought into the playroom during inclement weather so that the children can continue to develop these skills.
The children are now ready to go on short walks, usually to the park opposite the crèche, where they have the freedom to play in different surroundings.
Music is another favourite with the toddler group. They play their musical instruments with great gusto and you should see them twist and turn to their favourite CDs.
It is a joy to witness the children’s personalities develop during this formative year.
By now your child has progressed from a bottle to a feeding cup and lid. Their lunch is mashed rather then pureed and they enjoy fresh chunks of fruit for their 5pm break.
A word from our parents…
“A huge thank you to everybody at the crèche for making Anna’s pre-school years such an enjoyable and stimulating experience. While we feel sad that she is saying cheerio to such a lovely group of people, we are also thrilled to see her so ready to take on the next stage. She will take with her so many fond memories of playing, dancing, swimming, singing… the list goes on!
Celine, Jonathan & Anna
“Thank you all so very much for all the love and care given to Edward over the last 3½ years – and indeed to Peter before then. We have always felt this was a home away from home, so thank you for creating such a wonderful environment for all the children in your care. This is such a huge milestone for us – one of joy and also a little sad!
Rachel, Kevin, Peter and of course Edward!