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.
Katie Lucas joined Junior’s Day Nursery in September 2016. During her long career at Junior’s, Katie has worked her way up from Nursery Practitioner, to Room Leader, to Deputy Manager and now Nursery Manager as of March 2021. Katie holds a Paediatric first aid qualification, is Designated Safeguarding Lead and is a SENCo at Junior’s Day Nursery - Tonbridge.