Our Toddlers

Our Daffodil room is situated downstairs opposite the reception area, catering for toddlers until both parents and we feel they are ready for our pre-school in the Dandelion room.

ToddlersWe give our toddlers the opportunity to explore and learn through play using a variety of resources such as light boxes, natural materials and creative media such as clay, paint and messy play on a daily basis. The children absorb many different concepts when learning through play, including both mathematical and linguistic skills, including pouring, lifting, handling, measuring, all developing their early learning skills. We ensure the spaces are literacy and mathematically rich to encourage our children’s natural need for knowledge and learning.

Our open outdoor policy ensures that our toddlers have the choice to play and learn outside or inside as much as they desire. We allow the children to move freely between our indoor and outdoor play spaces that are directly connected to the Daffodil room, ensuring that they are well supervised and safe. This means that the children’s play is not hindered by strict timings and allows them to become fully immersed in their learning and discovery.
We ask that parents provide waterproof overalls for the children to wear when the weather is really wet so that they can squelch through the mud and splash in puddles.

We believe that a real experience of the great outdoors will inspire children and encourage them to love and respect nature for years to come.

The Daffodil room gives our toddlers the opportunity to learn and discover through natural open-ended resources to develop their imagination and creative expression. Playing messy is one of the best things about nursery, we know that as mums and dads you won’t always have the time to let your little ones mess around in gloop or mud, But we do!

We believe the best way to help them learn is to prepare activities and provocations designed for interaction, growth, physical development and imagination. We allow the toddlers to fully experience what they are drawn to, we enjoy it with them, make observations of what skills they have shown and how they play, then plan activities and experiences that we know they will love and that they will learn new skills from.

We understand that learning to sleep at a nursery is a worry for every parent, so our staff is here to discuss any queries you may have.

Our sleeping children are continuously monitored and sleep times recorded, we try to follow each child’s home sleeping routine at Meadow Lane Children’s Nursery and provide each child with their own sleep bag, including a new blanket and sheet, these are washed regularly by us.

If you would like more information regarding our Daffodil room please call or contact us.