Oakengates Nursery School

Welcome to our Toddler Room 

             24-36 Months 

                                                

Our toddler room is dedicated to nurturing a two year olds growing sense of independence, offering them the freedom to be curious and explore in a safe environment. We support our toddlers to build their resilience by encouraging them to challenge their own expectations. At the same time supporting them to understand social relationships and the rules of playing together.

Our toddlers are supported by practitioners who are knowledgeable about the development of two year olds and they use strategies to help them to build their vocabulary so they are able to express themselves and have their own ideas about their learning.

The Environment

Both our indoor and outdoor environments are planned carefully with highly quality, stimulating resources. This encourages our toddlers to excited about their learning.  

Our language rich environments encourage our toddlers to build their Communication & Language skills, encouraging them to be creative and critical thinkers.

The Curriculum

Our curriculum is influenced by the interests and learning patterns of two year olds.         

We know that toddlers enjoy repetitive experiences that allow them to play and explore with the world around them. They are also beginning to show an interest in their peers and enjoy sharing experiences with adults or friends. 

We use the 'Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum (EYFS)' to plan age appropriate leaning through the 'prime' and 'specific' areas of learning:

Prime areas of Development

  • Communication and Language 
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Physical Development

Specific Areas of Development

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

We strongly believe songs, rhymes and stories are integral for language development and promote this regularly throughout the curriculum.

Assessment

We track how your child is developing by making regular observations of their achievements. Your child's learning journey is accessible at all times for you to check your child's progress. You can make appointments to speak to your child's key person or attend our termly stay and play sessions.

Routines

We have a flexible rhythm of the day that sets out what your child will be accessing throughout the day.

Time Provision
7:30 Breakfast time
8:45 & 12:30

Welcome time

Registration, Songs & Rhymes

9:30 & 1:30

Adult directed enhanced provision and child initiated learning

Indoor/Outdoor

(snack café also available)

11:00  & 3:00 Tidy up time
11:10  & 3:10 Story time
11:45 & 3:30 End of session

11:45-12:30

4:00-4:30

Lunch time

High Tea

4:30-6:00 Enhanced provision

We will also give you a daily feedback through 'Parent Zone' which shows details about your child's day so that you can follow how your child is doing, what they have eaten, how they have slept and what experiences they have enjoyed.

Meals & Snacks

Our meals are freshly prepared on site by our cook daily and all menus are developed by Telford and Wrekin ensuring they are healthy and meet  food standards.  We encourage independence by allowing children to pour their own drinks and feed themselves but offering a helping hand where needed. Food at this stage is cut into easy manageable chunks by the adults. The lunch and snack menus offer a range of healthy choices catering for all dietary needs including allergies.

Water is provided throughout the day with the addition of cows milk at snack times (or alternative milk for those with dairy allergies).

Home-School Links

During the induction we ask you to complete an 'All about my child' booklet that helps us to support your young child in their first days settling in. We also offer a home visit so that we can get to know your child in their own environment where they are confident and comfortable.

We actively encourage parents and carers to get involved with their child's nursery education, inviting you in for termly stay and play sessions as well as contributing to your child's 'learning journey' by telling us about their achievements at home.

You will have the opportunity to take our mascot 'Brenda Bear' home and tell us about the exciting things she does with your family by filling in her diary for us to share.

Each week during term time a weekly newsletter is published on the website that will inform you of what's happening in nursery, important dates, visitors, celebrations and what learning will be taking place. It will also inform you of any important events such as educational visits  that you may wish to get involved with.

Our Staff

All our toddler children have a Key person that will help your child settle and be the point of reassurance when comfort is needed. They will also  track how your child is developing and work together with you if you are concerned about your child's development. 

Our staffing structure consists of a Supervisor supported by a team of practitioners that have a wealth of experience and training specifically for supporting young children's development. 

Keeping Safe

We ensure we adhere to the Ofsted Statutory requirements by having robust policies and procedures to safeguard your child such as regular sleep monitoring, secure nappy changing and more. We have no less that one adult to 5 children for our 2 year olds. Our outdoor area is secured so there is no access to unauthorised persons.

We will inform you if your child is unwell or has an accident whilst in our care.  All staff have regular and up to date first aid and child protection training.

We ensure all our policies are available by publishing them on the website for you to access, we encourage all our parents/carers to read them carefully.

Are you on a low income?

Parents or carers of disadvantaged two year olds who meet the criteria can apply for a funded early learning place for 15 hours per week flexibly, 38 weeks of the year from the term after their second birthday.

Please click on the link to find out if your eligible for Talking 2's funding  How to apply

Did you know you can apply for free childcare if you are working?

Please click on the link to find out  How to apply for your free childcare

 

 






Baby and Toddler Room Day Care

Full Year (51 weeks) or term time (38 weeks)

 

Sessions

Rates Per week

Full Day

5 x full days (07:30-18:00) 10.5 hours per day includes breakfast, lunch, and high tea

£315 (£260.44 discount rate for full time, full year)

Short Day

5 x Short Day (8:30-15:30) 7 hours per session includes lunch.

£210

Mornings

5 x mornings (07:30-12:30) 5 hours per session includes breakfast and lunch.

£155

 

Afternoons

5 x afternoons (12:30-18:00) 5.5 hours per session includes high tea.

 

Full day rate =£63.00 inc. breakfast, lunch, and high tea (a minimum of x 3 days) Hourly Rate £6.00

Funded Childcare from September 2024 and 2025

Baby Room

(from September 2024 up to 15 hours for eligible working families with a child between 9-23 months old) (from September 2025 up to 30 hours for eligible working families from 9 months old to school age)

Toddler Room

(from April 2024 up to 15 hours for 38 weeks of the year for eligible working families who have a 2-year-old) (from September 2025 up to 30 hours for 38 weeks of the year for eligible working families who have a 2-year-old)

Session

Rates

5 x mornings (08:45-11:45) 3 hours exc. breakfast and lunch

Funded

5 x afternoons (12:30-15:30) 3 hours exc. lunch and high tea

Funded

2 days 8:45 to 15:30 including lunch

Funded

Extra non- funded morning session 8:45 to 11:45 (minimum of 3 sessions)

3hrs x £6.00 per hour =£18.00 per day

Extra non- funded afternoon session 12:30 to 15:30 (minimum of 3 sessions)

3hrs x £6.00 per hour =£18.00 per day

Healthy Snack (20 pence per session)

5 session x 20p = £1.00 per week

10 sessions x 20p =£2.00 per week

Preschool Room

Sessions

Rates

30 hours for 38 weeks of the year for eligible working families who have a 3-4year-old

Funded

 

5 x mornings (08:45-11:45) 3 hours exc. breakfast and lunch

Funded

5 x afternoons (12:30-15:30) 3 hours exc. lunch and high tea

Funded

2 days 8:45 to 15:30 including lunch

Funded

Extra non- funded morning session 8:45 to 11:45 (minimum of 3 sessions)

3 x £6.00 per hour =£18.00

Extra non- funded afternoon session 12:30 to 15:30 (minimum of 3 sessions)

3 x £6.00 per hour =£18.00

Healthy Snack (20 pence per session)

5 session x 20p = £1.00 per week

10 sessions x 20p =£2.00 per week

Wrap Around Care

Sessions

Rates

Early session (07:30-08:45) 1.25 hours includes a selection of cereals and toast

£6.50

Midday session (11:45-12:30) 45 mins includes a well-balanced hot meal

£7.00

Late session (15:30-18:00) 2.5 hours includes a high tea

£13.00

Late Collection

Charge from the end of the session time

£10 every 15 minutes