At around 18 months, depending on your child’s development, children are gently introduced to the toddler room where they discover new challenges through a variety of structured and unstructured activities.
These include emphasis on physical skills and play, art and malleable activities, sensory activities, early maths, introduction to language skills and imaginative play which are key elements of this stage. We encourage learning through the development of communication skills and social skills with their peers, all through the guidance of our experienced and highly trained Nursery Practitioners.
The variety of activities on offer is designed to ensure that children are able to learn effectively through their play. This is done in a fun environment where sand/water/messy play activities are on offer each day – staff use these activities to promote the use of language and expression.
Physical activities are a very important part of our day, both indoor and outdoor. Climbing, rolling, running, pushing, crawling, sliding are an everyday event at the nursery as well as outings to the local park, and markets in our specialised buggies. Yoga is practised every day and enhanced by our specialised Yoga teacher who works specifically with the Toddlers in the nursery.
We also offer a wide range of extra-curricular activities and classes daily for our toddlers including yoga, swimming, football, dance, gymnastics and spanish.
We incorporate early math and language activities in outdoor learning in a variety of activities such as rolling cars down a ramp and counting how long it takes to reach the bottom.
So this is our second month of montessori at home and we would love to know how you got on with last months! This month we have a couple of simple ideas to try in the kitchen, great for keeping them busy while you're cooking!
I feel that the nursery has been extremely supportive of my son's development and his areas of weakness, working together to achieve the same goal.
The staff are very friendly, helpful and I'm sure all the children past and present will never forget them. My daughter has a particularly good relationship with many of the staff members from across the board and always comes home with stories about all the fun stuff she got up to in the day. The girls are very good role models for her and I absolutely love them and all too pieces. They not only care for the children but I can see their genuine interest in the children's well being is at their core. This makes me feel at ease dropping her off as I know she will be treated equally and fairly at all times. My daughter has a very specific diet and when requested, the staff were happy to facilitate her dietary needs which I found to be amazing as not every establishment would be so accommodating
Both my Daughters aged 18 months and 3 1/2 have settled really well in the nursery thanks to the loving and caring staff. I always found everyone to be very friendly and welcoming. I know my daughters are well looked after and kept busy with lots of activities. My 3 year old particularly enjoys ballet, forest school and soft play. She has really thrived here and learnt to count to 20 and recognises a few letters. Very happy with the nursery overall and would highly recommend it.
Extremely happy with our time at Little People. They have looked after both our daughter and son from 12 months - 3.5 years old.
Caring, professional staff.
Well structured and a good array of activities. Happy children developing well.