Advice for families:
Potty training

At Venn Boulevard Nursery, we understand that toilet training is an important milestone in a child’s development. When the time comes for your child to start toilet training, our dedicated staff members will work closely with you and your child to ensure a smooth and consistent transition.

To promote continuity, we maintain open communication with parents and involve them in the toilet training process. We respect your child’s individual pace and readiness, taking into account their comfort and progress. Our staff members will regularly ask your child if they would like to go to the toilet, encouraging them to express their needs and fostering their independence.

During the toilet training phase, accidents are a normal part of the learning process. We ask parents to be prepared by providing several changes of clothes for their child. Our staff members understand that accidents happen, and they are trained to handle these situations with sensitivity and support. They will provide gentle guidance and assistance to your child, ensuring their comfort and hygiene while maintaining their dignity.

We believe in creating a positive and supportive environment during toilet training, where children feel encouraged and empowered. We celebrate each milestone and offer praise and reassurance to boost their confidence. Our staff members are experienced in toilet training techniques and are dedicated to working together with parents to create consistency and success.

At Venn Boulevard Nursery, we understand that every child is unique and may have different needs and timelines for toilet training. We are committed to working collaboratively with parents, supporting children through this developmental milestone, and providing a nurturing environment that promotes their well-being and independence.

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