Lingdale’s Little Explorers
Lingdale’s Little Explorers offer the ideal environment for inquisitive children to have lots of fun and learn new skills. The room is organised in a way that provides plenty of opportunity to learn and have fun throughout the day. Our children aged two to three years old are welcomed to an environment that offers familiar routines that allow them to revisit and practice activities. Children can explore and choose from a wide range of activities to support their learning, this is organised through plenty of focused activities and child initiative play.
Our children are gently encouraged to try new things and to follow their own interests and desires at every stage of their development. The Early Years Foundation Stage framework is also used for planning next steps for each child and ensuring that all our children’s needs are reflected in the environment. Group activities such as creative work, cookery, music and movement are available and follow the interests of the children, festivals, seasons and other planned learning topics.
Each child has their own keyworker who supports them in forming positive relationships with adults and peers and ensures that the environment satisfies the child’s individual needs in all areas of learning. We fully recognise this vital stage of learning and ensure quality interaction with young children to support their development and learning.
Two year olds are becoming independent, confident and very active. They are curious about the world around them needing to explore, make discoveries and practice their developing skills in a safe and protected environment where the atmosphere is relaxed, calm, stimulating and fun. Lingdale’s Little Explorers is well resourced with a variety of toys, puzzles, creative activities and physical play equipment, which encourage learning through purposeful-play, following the EYFS.
You will be given ‘the Progress Summary at 2’ which is a written summary of how your child is progressing that you may also find useful to share with other professionals such as health visitors who can use it as part of the health and development review. Feedback is given to parents at the end of each day and we actively encourage our parents to become involved at all stages of their child’s development.
Children are given help and re assurance when they start toilet training; staff members are encouraging and flexible and will accommodate your own routines or will use their wealth of experience to help the whole procedure go smoothly.
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