The team at Longfield Academy are aware that this may be your first time leaving your child for longer periods of time. We strive to make this transition from home to creche as comfortable and happy a time as possible for you and your child. The Junior toddler room team will work with you to ensure that your child will settle with ease.
We feel that predictable routine is important for this age group as it creates a sense of security and allows your child to grow in confidence and independence. However, the routine is flexible to meet the needs of each individual child.
We believe it is important to support each child to learn about the world around them through play. At this developmental stage your child is becoming increasingly curious about their environment. A range of linguistic, physical, cognitive, social and emotional learning experiences are provided to each child in order to fulfil their enthusiasm to learn and explore.
Daily experiences are provided that allow the children to practice fine motor skills, hand to eye coordination, hand and full body movement. Experiences that promote skills in an environment rich in sounds, sight and consistent exposure to spoken language are also provided to the children on a daily basis.
Outside time is an important part of the junior toddler room’s day-to-day routine and we avail of yoor safe and secure outdoor space as much as possible throughout the day.
We feel that it is never to early to foster independence skills in a child as it is good for your child’s confidence and gives them a sense of self achievement. The children are given support to practice life skills such as feeding and self-care on a daily basis.
In the junior toddler room your child will develop a strong sense of identity and belonging as the room is child-centered and has a homely atmosphere.
Communication between the childcare professionals and junior toddlers is something which we feel is of the utmost importance, we believe that it helps to build trusting relationships and also helps the children to develop linguistic and communication skills.
Partnership with parents is hugely importance the team at Longfield Academy, we are always approachable and happy to talk about any concerns you may have. Your child’s best interests and happiness are paramount to us. Updates on your toddler’s day are available on the Childpaths app and our team are always available and happy to talk to you about your child’s day.