Transition for toddlers

Our transition for toddlers room is for our rising 1s to rising 2s. It's a time of exploration, action, messy play and finding out about sharing!

Our Transition room is directly connected to our Day Nursery and we make sure that there are times in every day when the two groups of children get the opportunity to mix and socialise with each other. Examples include music sessions, outdoor play, and birthday celebrations.

Activities and development

Children join our Transition group when they walking steadily. Here, as they are increasingly active, we provide a range of experiences in order to continue to help them develop coordination, memory, and social skills.

We help the children to begin the process of self-awareness. Transition provides many activities including sand and water play, an attractive house corner and a soft play area.

Children have direct access to books and a rotated supply of educational toys and colourful equipment.

Our Transition for Toddlers children share their playground with the Day Nursery and are encouraged to ride wheeled toys and interact confidently whilst enjoying themselves either in the playhouse, on the slide, or on the rug with the selected activities for outdoor playtime.

Daily happenings

As in the day nursery, our transition for toddlers room has a set routine for sleeping and eating, with regular nappy changes throughout the day.

The way we eat, however, changes a little from the Day Nursery, as the children move from high chairs to small wooden support chairs that enable them to sit at a low table and become more independent when eating.

Of course, our nursery nurses are with the children at all times and will help the children to eat as necessary, but independence is encouraged and celebrated as the children start to take responsibility for themselves.

Next steps...

When our Transition children are rising 2, it is time for them to join our Kindergarten class. Here they continue to develop their social skills as they learn to cope with larger spaces and further independence in their daily routine.