Hickory Dickorys Day Nursery - TODDLERS 2-3 YEARS
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Toddlers 2-3 years

Toddlers - Hand PaintingThe focus of the Toddler group for Kirsty & Zara and the team, is to provide a stimulating and fun environment where the children can promote skills such as socialising, speech and language and investigating.

Play activities are enjoyable, focussed and interesting to the child. The opportunity for free and imaginative play is always encouraged and valued in order to provide a strong link to home and real life experiences. Jade offers a plethora of activities to promote creativity and exploration skills in an unhurried atmosphere. A dedicated Dance & Physical suite is at hand for children to explore their full physical skills.

Toddlers - PlaydoughWe aim to provide a setting that makes all children feel welcome, valued and important. We build on good relationships between the child and their Parents, this we know, will help the child grow in confidence and security ready to take their play and learning further into the Pre- School. We promote free flow around the nursery which includes the outdoor environment, where the children can dig, water the plants, build and explore whatever the weather.

Our Totterers integrate slowly from the babysuite from about 22 months onwards, joining the youngest Toddlers for certain activities.

Kirsty hopes your child will enjoy their time in Toddlers where they will learn new skills, make friends and improve and enhance their independence. Your child will become an active learner willing to explore with confidence. We look forward to welcoming you to the group where the sand pit, water tray, free choice arts & crafts, and fully equipped garden with a mud kitchen, awaits your arrival!


  • Visits to help your child settle in.Toddlers - Playdough
  • Regular Park Walks
  • Open Days and Parents Evenings for staff to have information sharing opportunities with parents.
  • Outside play is available at all times throughout the day.
  • Birthday Tea (if attending in the afternoon)
  • Progress Reports
  • The ratio for 2 to 3 years is one adult to four children, if a child is integrating from the babysuite and are under two they remain in a one to three ratio

Physical & Dance Suite

A separate room dedicated to Physical Development. The Early Years Foundation Stage 2014 states that: "Physical Development involves providing opportunities for young children to be active and interactive; and to develop their co-ordination, control, and movement. Children must also be helped to understand the importance of physical activity, and to make healthy choices in relation to food."

This dedicated Suite provides opportunities for children to explore, from sitting on their own to throwing a ball, children gradually develop the physical skills needed for their adult lives. Physical development includes both growth and the ability to use muscles and body parts for particular skills. Throughout the early years, children are learning to do new things with their bodies and this Suite encourages these skills, through dance, movement, Gross & Fine Motor Activities.

As children grow in their appreciation of the beauty of music & dance, they will acquire a gift that will bring them great pleasure. Music brings another dimension to their lives together with moment these will enhance children's development in many ways.

Boogie Beat is now here at nursery.

Boogie Beat are music & movement classes which are energetic & fun, They combine music, song and dance to give children a structured and enjoyable learning and development experience. They use a wide range of props, including puppets, scarves, bean bags, big ball, parachute and much more!

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