Our Squirrels room is for children ages 2-3 years. Squirrels have two doors leading onto our garden, we aim to have these doors open throughout the day, to allow a for free flow environment where the children can decide if they would like to play inside or out. Squirrels children are at an age where they are becoming more independent, we offer an environment which encourages this, such as washing our own hands at meal times and when toileting, and being taught the 'coat trick' to put our own coats on! We also encourage independence at snack times by allowing the children to spread their own butter and pour their own drinks.
This age group is the age most children start potty training, we are aware this can be a difficult transition for both parents and children, we aim to make this transition as smooth as possible by following your routines at home and being there for advise when you need it, we have a large bathroom to cater for toileting needs, including potties, different sized toilets, sinks and a changing station.
Squirrels have different themes for each month, which are based around colours, shapes and numbers, we encourage the children to bring in items from home to show their friends, and take part in lots of different activities.