At Articlave Daycare, Coleraine, we provide childcare for toddlers between 2 and 3 years old. It offers a very secure, warm and nurturing environment. Our dedicated staff work with this age group on sharing and getting along with others. We focus on encouraging them to verbalise their concerns and express their feelings, to learn how to respect others and build relationships.
Some children in toddlers room start to learn how to use the bathroom. Our staff work hard to make this stage of life as stress free as possible by encouraging children and praising them for being so clever.
Here is an example of a week routine in toddlers room.
7.45am -Nursery opens: free play
8.30am – Breakfast
9am – Creative games and table top toys or Messy play (ie. water/sand/painting)
10am – Snack: fruit, pancakes, toasted muffins, Soda Bread, Bagels …..and drink + free play
11am – Sing a song and dance + colouring or painting
11.30am – Outdoor play (weather permitted)
12pm -Lunch for all children around a table to encourage socialising.
12.30pm -Story time.
1pm – Nap time or quiet activity for those who don’t sleeping
1.30pm – Quiet activity
2.30pm – Outdoor Play (weather permitted)
3pm – snack (fruit and drink) + free play
3.30pm – Story time + discussion
4pm – Free play (home corner, dressing up, ….)
6pm -Nursery closes