Young children playing with a picnic hamper in the garden at Juniors Day Nursery.

2 - 3 Yrs

Our Toddler room welcomes children from 2 years of age, although this does depend on each individual child’s stage of development. The Toddler room is a hive of activity, benefitting from dedicated areas for learning; sand and water play areas, cosy book corners, creative and messy play areas, construction, mark making, role play and much more.

We encourage all children to join us for story time and singing and regularly enjoy circle time. At Junior’s we follow a child centred approach to learning, where children are supported to direct their own learning through a Plan, Do, Review process. Outdoor play is a large part of nursery life where the children develop their gross motor skills and co-ordination, learn to play and share with their friends, explore nature and burn off some energy with lots of fresh air. The Toddler stage is also when many children start potty training, we encourage independence skills, providing the children with access to potties and toilets, ensuring both children and their families are supported throughout the toilet training process.

Mud is great and sand is even better... At Junior’s we love all things messy and we ensure our children have lots of opportunities for messy play and sensory exploration. All children in the nursery have use of our unique indoor/outdoor play area with large sand pit, planting areas, climbing, slide, role play plus much more. Regular outings to Tonbridge Park are part of nursery life too.

Staff ratios in this room are 1:4.

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Juniors Day Nursery - Tonbridge Toddlers Gallery

Juniors Day Nursery Splat

Typical Day

7.45 - Breakfast

8.30 - Plan, Do, Review

10.00 - Snack

10.30 - Outdoor Learning

11.45 - Story and Song Time

12.00 - Lunch

13.00 - Afternoon Sleep Time

15.00 - Outdoor Learning

16.00 - Story and Song Time

16.15 - Tea

16.30 - Child Initiated Learning

18.30 - Collection

Sample Menu

Breakfast - Toast & Cereals.


Lunch - Tuna Pasta Bake with Mixed Veg and Yoghurt for dessert.


Snack - Humous with carrot and cucumber batons.


Tea - Wholemeal Wraps with a choice of fillings and fruit selection for dessert.

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Team Leader

Debbie Older joined Junior’s in 2009 and has been manager of Tonbridge since it opened in 2015. Debbie has over 25 years experience in childcare. Debbie has a diploma in Preschool practice, certificate of leadership and management, Level 3 forest school practitioner, and a staff training qualification. Debbie holds a paediatric first aid qualification and is the head designated safeguarding lead and SENCo of Junior’s day nursery Tonbridge.

Debbie Older is the team leader at Tonbridge Juniors Day Nursery.
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