Between 12-15 months old your child will be ready to transition into the Orange Room which can hold up to 15 children. The ratio within this room remains at 1:3 and the children usually stay within this room until their second birthday.
This room is set up to accommodate the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and caters for each child’s individual developmental needs. Staff plan appropriate activities incorporating a variety of activities which include sand and water, stories, action songs and a wide range of creative and messy play activities.
We concentrate on the children’s fine and gross motor skills which quickly develop during this age group and our in-depth planning means we can plan for each child’s individual needs and interests, including lots of physical activities such as dancing, exploration and investigation. All the activities are planned in accordance with the EYFS which is used on a daily basis during observations of the children and the general planning and input to the day. The Orange room offers a variety of different levels in order to explore, unlike the baby room which provides mainly floor based activities. This allows the Toddlers to investigate their physical development and extend their curiosities in a variety of areas. A role play area is introduced within the Orange Room to allow the children to start developing their imaginative skills through the use of simple props to begin to make believe.