Babies & Toddlers - Caterpillars Group

Babies & Toddlers - Caterpillars Group

Babies & Toddlers

The staff ratio in this Babies & Toddlers unit for under 2 years is 1:3 and for 2-3 years is 1:4. This part of the nursery consists of 3 playrooms and children's toilets.

Each child receives personal encouragement to become independent and develop their understanding of numbers, letters and pencil control. Individual feeding and sleeping patterns, which have already been established by the baby's parents, are adhered to. Physical and mental development is encouraged with one-to-one attention from their key workers. Each child also has their own Learning Journal with photographs and 'wow moment' noted on their development.

Stimulating toys, books, mobiles, pictures, and music are used to encourage the babies development.

Daily activities include:

  • Baking
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Music and Movement
  • Construction
  • Imaginative Play
  • Messy Play (sand, water, flour and painting)
  • Plus, plenty of outdoor play activities in the large secure garden (football, climbing, beanbags and balancing activities)

Areas are available for rest and sleep periods throughout the day.

Toilet training is also encourages between 2-3 years and changing areas, potties and child toilet seats are all available.

By the time the children are 'rising three' they will move up to the next group, Butterflies - Pre-School. The Learning Journals will accompany them into the next unit to ensure their personal development is tracked.