When ready, each junior toddler will progress to the senior toddler room. This is usually around 2 years of age, but may be earlier/later depending on your child’s developmental stage.
When your child is showing signs of readiness for toilet training, our childcare team will fully support and guide you and your child during this process.
The senior toddler room’s daily routine is a little more structured than previously in the junior toddler room. The curriculum is play based and promotes Aistear’s themes of Exploring & Thinking, Identity & Belonging, Well-being and Communicating. These themes incorporate all of your child’s developmental needs.
Communication and social interaction are an important part of your child’s day in the senior toddler room because your child’s speech and language is developing fast. Speech and language skills are encouraged through games, play, flashcards, picture books, story -time and circle time.
Outside time is an important part of the senior toddler room’s day-to-day routine and we avail of our safe and secure outdoor space as much as possible throughout the day.
The senior toddler are encouraged to use their independence skills throughout the day with the support of the childcare professionals. This gives the children a sense of achievement and prepares them for the preschool room.
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.