Toddlers

( 2 - 3 years old )

This age is an exciting time where children are learning to master skills like walking, talking and playing with friends. They are also keen to explore and are constantly making new observations and understanding the world around them. This is a time when children will rapidly expand their vocabulary, and develop their interests.

Children in our Toddler room will enjoy:

  • Respectful interactions with educators
  • Consistent routine in collaboration with families
  • Having their voices heard through discussion 
  • Literacy and story book orientation
  • Getting their hands dirty in the name of learning!

Our toddlers start in this room around their second birthday, or when they are ready. We begin the transition 2-3 weeks beforehand, giving the child opportunities to spend time in the toddler room during morning and afternoon tea. This is a great opportunity to get to know the children and educators before the change. 

We communicate with the Nursery educator and families and ensure the child is ready by sighting:

  • Familiarity and comfort in their environment
  • An interest in playing with other children
  • Beginning to speak in short sentences
  • An interest in feeding themselves
  • May display interest in toileting

The Early Years Learning Framework is our guiding curriculum document. This along with our children’s interests and family input influences the program.

The five learning outcomes are:

  • Children have a strong sense of identity
  • Children are connected with and contribute to their world
  • Children have a strong sense of well being
  • Children are confident and involved learners
  • Children are effective communicators