“In our Seaside room we provide fun, physical and exciting play opportunities for children aged 16 months – 2 years that captures their creativity and growing imaginations.”
We offer children the opportunity to play with a variety of accessible toys that promote their early learning skills through structured play, from mimicking adults at home with real life scenarios to problem solving skills such as, exploring shape sorters, puzzles and ICT toys. Typical activities covered within this age group consist of learning animal sounds, vehicle sounds, introducing first recognisable words, naming body parts and learning simple signing.
We encourage a lot of creative play where the children are able to get messy and investigate with a range of different resources such as; paint, glue, gloop, sand, shredded paper, pasta, rice and water, along with developing their mark making skills. Children in this age group have thoroughly enjoyed taking part in our messy mornings, covering themselves in head to toe with paint!
We also encourage the children to explore their senses through the use of everyday and natural objects and extend their problem solving skills
With these open ended resources they are able to post objects, fill and empty containers, sort objects, construct with them and explore sizes and textures and the sounds they can make with them.
In addition to this, we have a separate outdoor learning environment where the children are able to explore in our sand pit, digging area and herb garden, play with the balls, bubbles and small trikes or investigate with the sound line. We also have the luxury of a six seated buggy which allows us to take the children out of the nursery to the local pond, nature reserve and park.