Playing with toys that come apart and fit together encourages problem solving and simple planning, while imaginative play helps children learn about a range of possibilities. At this stage of development, adults are an important source of security and comfort.
Learning & Development
The Violets operate on a 1 adult to 3 children ratio in a room that is designed to provide a safe, secure, yet challenging environment for children. The complementary garden area also provides opportunities for little ones to explore, use their senses, and be physically active, with activities including:
- Three Large Spacious Areas – to encourage gross motor skills (such as posture and large movements) and fine motor skills (such as hand eye co-ordination and fine movements).
- Imitation Play – to encourage speech, social and listening skills through the use of dolls, teddy bears and puppets.
- Messy Play – to encourage fine motor skills and exploration of objects using all the senses.
- Sensory Play – to encourage all aspects of sensory development, attention and concentration skills including the ability to make simple choices.
- Book Play – to develop language skills and encourage an early love of books by sharing them with a caring adult.
- Treasure Baskets – to encourage early object explorations of different textures, colours, patterns, shapes, sizes and weights.
- Sand & Water Play – to encourage exploration of objects using a child-focused approach.
The Violets use Toddler daily diaries so we can keep in touch with you. The diaries detail how your little ones have spending their day, what they have eaten, nappy times, nap times and any bottles they may have had.
The Violets group is run by Laura she works along side Charlotte and Steph.
Laura has been here at Darling Buds for 6 years and enjoys taking the children outside, they go on lots of outings to the park and they enjoy all weathers.