30-36 Months (Staff:Child Ratio 1:4)
The Woodpecker environment is a bright fun filled room with areas for different ages and stages of development.
The children will have direct access to the garden and the ability to develop gross motor skills like balance, running, climbing and digging. They can also let off steam!
Children will now become engaged in areas of their own personal interest and staff will try and ensure every child takes an active lead in play. The Woodpeckers will start to focus on listening, communication and concentration skills in a range of activities. They will have time to enjoy different textures in creative play from play dough, corn flour, finger painting, threading, weaving. Circle time will become part of the daily routine with song time to help them learn to recite simple rhymes and counting and story corner will help children discover their love of books and aid visual understanding.
Children will have a freshly prepared lunch and the option to sleep afterwards in our relaxed sleep room dependent on parents’ wishes. Staff will continue to support and guide with toilet/potty training throughout this transition offering praise and encouragement.
All children aged between two and three will have a progress check by a practitioner to review their progress and parents will be informed of the finding.