The Toddlers’ Room


Communication and independence

In our Toddlers’ Room we can see that the children’s communication skills have grown and they are now really showing, and striving for, their own independence. We, as childcare professionals, must lead by example and encourage this desire for independence in a positive way with the children in our care.

Children at this age are generally more active than at any other point in their lives. You will notice them running, jumping and climbing quite a bit and showing an interest in taking items apart and putting them back together again. They start to make lots of little friends and enjoy taking part in group learning.

Potty time

When your child shows the signals that help you and us know the time is right, we work with you to toilet-train your child. A hand-written diary is maintained for each child and is available to parents at the end of each day.

Keeping you in the loop

A weekly email is sent to you explaining the activities the children have participated in. We continue to observe the children to monitor their developmental stages.

At Busy Fingers Crèche we provide an environment and activities that facilitate toddlers’ needs with:

  • Table-top activities that promote a wide variety of skills (puzzles, play dough, messy play, painting, drawing with crayons and chalk)
  • Free play to further develop social interactions and to build on growing friendships (dress-up imaginative play, home corner, quiet area, dolls, prams and puppets etc.)
  • Music and movement not only promote social interaction but also help with the development of both fine and gross motor skills
  • Constructive and manipulative play (glueing, beading, threading, straws)
  • Floor activities (building blocks, animals, cars, trains, floor puzzles)
  • Outdoor play helps the children release any built-up energy in a positive way.  All outdoor games and activities will be age-appropriate and, most importantly, fun for all the children involved