The Jungle

2 - 3 Years
From age two children move to the the Jungle room. Here we provide a warm, loving environment where your child can enjoy interacting with their peer group and taking part in more challenging and organised activities. This room also has the benefit of its own small kitchen and has changing and its own separate toilet area with good facilities for toilet training – crucial for this age group. Praise for new achievements helps to build their self-esteem.
Planning is responsive and spontaneous and takes account of the needs and interests of your children. Activities are also planned around the seasons and themes making children aware of the world around them.

Children’s fine motor skills continue to develop. Self-help and independence soon emerge if adults support and encourage children in areas such as eating, dressing and toileting.

At this stage, children’s language is developing rapidly and many are beginning to put sentences together. Joining in conversations with children is an important way for children to learn new things and to begin to think about past, present and future. Developing physical skills mean that children can now usually walk, climb and run, and join in active play with other children. This is an important time for learning about dangers and safe limits.

Learning and Development
The indoor environment provides resources that are age appropriate, well maintained and accessible for all children in the jungle room.

The 2-5 year olds have their own garden area and regular outdoor play is an important feature. The outdoor environment offers the children opportunities for doing things in different ways and on different scales than when indoors. The outdoor area reflects indoor planning ensuring each child has learning opportunities both indoors and outdoors. They also have access to bikes, trikes, balls and a range of safe and fun outdoor equipment.

The older children also have access to our specially designed outdoor classroom, this will provide shelter and further learning opportunities for your child whatever the weather.