Nursery for Older Babies
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Life in the Yellow Room - ages 14-26 months
Older babies are developing their confidence in exploring what they can do. They will be mobile and move their bodies to show their excitement, interest or amusement as well as looking to explore wherever they can!
They will also be communicating with their family, friends and teachers more actively and clearly than before and their emotions will become more expressive. At our nurseries, we focus on these key areas to support their development at this important time of their life.
|A Typical Day in the Yellow Room|
|8am - 8.30am||Welcome and breakfast|
|8.30am - 9.25am||Messy play to start the day!|
|9.25am - 9.35am||Morning group time - either in the soft play room or our base room|
|9.35am - 9.55am||Healthy snack time - fruit and cheese|
|9.55am - 10.45am||Soft play area|
|10.45am - 11.25am||Garden time|
|11.25am - 11.40am||Group praise time and story time|
|11.40pm - 12pm||Lunch|
|12pm - 2pm||Nap time or 1:1 time|
|2pm - 2.30pm||Friends free play time|
|2.30pm - 3pm||Garden time|
|3pm - 3.10pm||Music, dance and song time|
|3.10pm - 3.30pm||Healthy snack time - hummus and breadsticks|
|3.30pm - 4.15pm||Soft play to end the day!|
|4.15pm - 4.30pm||Snack stop|
|4:30pm - 5pm||Story time before home|
|5pm - 5:30pm||Home time|
Song and Dance
We plan a range of differing physical activities including music inspired movement, action songs and garden play to develop our children’s skills. We introduce children to activities which help them express themselves through movement and imagination and by experimenting with colours, textures and shapes. As children become more mobile we support more active exploration with time spent in our garden and soft play areas. We focus on activities that promote and encourage independence like climbing, catching and throwing. By setting achievable goals we help develop confidence and self-esteem.
Sharing is Caring
At this stage we help children to understand their emotions and develop their bonds and relationships with their friends through care and empathy. We focus on helping them respond to the range of different emotions that they might experience themselves or they might see in their peers. We also focus on different emotions in books and stories, which help the children relate more easily to their own feelings and emotions, which is really important for developing emotional strength and resilience as they grow older.