This is biggest change children have to do, moving from the downstairs section into Green Room when they are approx. 2yrs. A 2 yr development check will be carried out for children between the ages of 2 and 3. Written summaries will be shared with parents and where possible these checks will coincide with the health visitor.
Our main ethos in Green, is to help develop your children's natural curiosity and feed their inquisitive nature, helping them become confident and extremely happy children. When first attending or moving up to Green Room it is very important that we concentrate on developing a close relationship so children feel safe and gain complete trust in us and then the fun begins. We encourage and support the children to be independent in all areas of their development, we want them to make their own friends and become part of the nursery family.
We remind and encourage parents not to put on new or special items of clothing as we encourage lots of exploring with messy play... paint, glue, gloop, mud, sand and yes - try as hard as we do with aprons, they still end up with sand or paint somewhere! But we never want to get in the way of them exploring or stop them from creating that masterpiece they are so proud of showing off.
We help develop self help skills such as feeding themselves and encouraging them to try something new or healthy and to reinforce good manners, attempting to dress and put on their own shoes, choosing activities and resources independently, encouraging them to share and develop respect for each other, all of which helps to promote and develop other areas of their learning.