Toddler Nursery (Ages 2-3 Years Old)
In the Toddler Nursery we understand how important it is for your child to settle quickly and happily into their class. We adapt to the specific needs of your child and will give them the level of attention required during their transition into nursery.
Throughout their year in the Toddler Nursery, your child will partake in a wide variety of activities designed to stimulate their imagination and develop key skills. These include; puzzles, arts and crafts, baking, imaginative play, story time and lots of physical activities such as yoga and walks in the park. Once a week the children receive a music lesson from a specialist music teacher and at the end of each term will perform in a musical concert for parents and staff. The children also visit the library in the Lower School on a weekly basis during which they can loan books to take home. Every afternoon there is an opportunity for Sleep Time for children who may need some rest after lunch.
We feel that outdoor play is essential for every child’s development and is an excellent way for your child to get exercise. In our nurseries, your child will have the opportunity to play outside as often as possible. There are also opportunities for trips out with the school grounds but these are under close supervision and only with parental consent.
MEALS AND SNACKS
The food that we offer is both healthy and varied and we are able to cater for a range of dietary requirements. We are very fortunate to have our own in-house cook who will prepare and make most of the children’s meals and snacks. A typical morning and afternoon snack would include fruit, toast, cereal or pancakes and lunch may be homemade soup and bread or fresh fish followed by jelly or yoghurt for dessert. Our menu is available on our parent notice board at all times.
We welcome parents who would like to share a nursery session with us to see how a typical day unfolds. While this is voluntary, we do try to ensure that everybody who wishes to participate is given the opportunity. In addition, we like to communicate frequently with parents to keep you up to date with your child’s progress as well as upcoming events.
TRANSITION TO ANTE PRE-SCHOOL
Before your child is due to join the Ante Pre-School Nursery in August, they will be carefully prepared for their new social environment through pre-start visits with their classmates. Parents will also be invited along to have a look around and ask the staff any questions that they may have