Between two and three years of age, the Badgers Room supports your child at a vital stage of their development, offering a wide range of play and learning opportunities.
At this age, your child will begin to develop a growing sense of their independence. To encourage this, they will have free access to games and toys so that they can choose what they want to do.
As their independence grows, we will support them in making good decisions. For example, we will help them as they decide when they want a healthy snack during the day.
The Badgers Room has direct access to its own outdoor play area. Children have free-flow access outside, so they can choose where they would like to play.
The outdoor area also includes a covered deck, so that bad weather never interrupts play.
Each month, your child will also spend a week in our Forest School where they will take part in hands-on experiences to develop their confidence and independence.
This is a key point in your child's emotional development and we support them as they start learning to manage their feelings and relationships with peers.
Every child will develop at a different rate, with their own strengths and weaknesses. Your child's key person will track their progress and work with you to develop next steps for their learning and development.
Each day, we will let you know whether your child has slept and what they have eaten. We inform you in real time on our secure Famly app, which we also use to provide you with pictures and updates on your child's day.
Mealtimes are social occasions and your child will sit at the table with their friends. Meals are freshly prepared each day by our cook, designed with health in mind and using fresh ingredients.
Your child will have access to water or milk and will choose when they would like to eat a healthy snack.
Those children who need to sleep will use our sleep room, a separate space to ensure a restful sleep away from children who are still in active play.
All children have individual sleep mats with their own personal bed linen, all provided by the nursery. You are welcome to provide your child's comforter from home if needed.