Toddler Room

At Fountain Springs day nursery our emphasis is on preparing the Toddler children for Pre – School and nursery school. We provide opportunities for your child to learn the skills they need that will support them for life.

We incorporate the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) into all of our daily activities and experiences. We run a keyworker system throughout the whole nursery and we let your child pick their keyworker based on who they bond with most.

Our spacious Toddler room is the perfect environment for your child to grow and blossom. We plan our activities on the children’s interests so everything is fun and stimulating for them, we also run adult led activities focusing on special occasions which develop your child’s creativity, social skills and caring for others.

We have an open door policy so your child has the choice of outdoor or indoor play during the day. The toddlers have their own garden which is full of thrilling things to enhance your child’s physical, social and creative development on a daily basis. We have a sheltered outdoor mud kitchen for the children to explore, this is a great opportunity for your child to develop their imagination and get messy. We also have a planting area were we encourage our children to plant their own vegetables during the summer months. We also have an outdoor sand area and a water station for your children to explore.

Our Toddlers love heuristic play and strive in the heuristic area exploring the endless possibilities learning about everyday materials through touch, sight and taste. We have a light box for the children to use as well as different materials for them to explore. We change our heuristic area with the season and we encourage our children to go out and collect natural resources for the area both at home and at nursery.

The two year old offer:

Early education provides your child with the opportunity to develop and learn through well planned play activities in a safe and secure environment. This national initiative is delivered through approved childcare settings. Calderdale offers funded part time places to eligible two year olds. The scheme provides up to 15 hours of funded nursery education per week at our setting, based on a term time only place.

What are the benefits to my child and my family?

The funding gives your child up to 15 hours a week of playing, painting, reading, cooking, climbing, singing, dancing, dressing up, running around, building, gardening and everything else that your child adores. But most of all, your child is learning with other children. That’s also 15 hours a week for you to enjoy.