Our Penguin rooms supervisor Julie brings with her lots of experience and along with the team ensure that our Under 2 children have a great time exploring the resources, toys and experiences across both our Penguin rooms. In particular focussing on their individual development and needs.
This is a lovely, light open space for our children allowing for even greater freedom of movement and ease of access to the outside areas now that these little children are so much more mobile and practicing their independence. Here the minimum staff ratio is one adult to three children
Cuddles remain a very important part of the day as well as messy creative activities, music, dancing and stories all of which encourage the children’s rapid grasp of the spoken word, whilst having a good rapport with parents enables a good understanding of all the children’s individual needs.
Across our Under 2's, we combine the individual needs of our younger children and the growing communication skills and mobility of our slightly older ones, for example the children are will be supported in sitting at the tables all together for meals and some activities and most older children have a sleep after lunch all at the same time.
Plenty of opportunities are given throughout the day for the children to choose their own activities and toys. Outside play is also very important and the children are wrapped up against the elements in the winter and covered in sun cream and hats in the summer to ensure that they are able to play outside every day.