Toddler

At Venn Boulevard Nursery, we believe that children learn best through play, and we provide a rich and diverse range of activities that are tailored to each child’s age and stage of development. Our approach is centered around creating a positive and engaging learning environment where children can thrive.

We recognise and respect that each child is unique, with their own preferences and comfort levels. We prioritise the well-being and individuality of each child, and they will never be forced to participate in any activities that they are not comfortable with. Whether it’s messy play or any other type of activity, we understand that children have different preferences and we ensure that their choices are respected.

Our room is thoughtfully designed to facilitate free-flow play and exploration. Each area within our nursery interlinks with adjacent areas, providing a seamless and integrated learning experience for the children. This layout encourages natural curiosity and allows children to explore different interests and engage in a wide variety of activities at their own pace.

We also place great emphasis on outdoor play and exploration. Our outdoor area provides a safe and supervised space where children can manage their own challenges and take measured risks. We encourage outdoor play as it promotes physical development, fosters a connection with nature, and allows children to engage their senses fully. In our sensory scent garden, children have the opportunity to explore various scents, textures, and sensory experiences, enhancing their overall development.

Throughout the session, children are given the opportunity to have a snack and can help themselves to water. We prioritize providing nutritious snacks, and our children learn about making healthy food choices. We believe in fostering independence and responsibility by allowing children to take care of their own needs within a supportive and supervised environment.

At Venn Boulevard Nursery, we create a dynamic and inclusive learning environment where children can explore, play, and grow.

“Children settle quickly on arrival.“

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“Staff prepare healthy food on site and children eat heartily.”

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“Children demonstrate high levels of confidence as they move around the nursery to explore the wide range of resources accessible to them.“

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“Parents speak positively about the care which their children receive.”

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“All children, including those who speak English as an additional language and those with special educational needs and/or disabilities, make good progress.”

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“Children have consistently positive attitudes to their learning and keep trying.”

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“Children know what makes them similar and different and learn to respect and appreciate diversity in the wider community.”

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“The enthusiastic manager successfully leads a motivated, well-qualified team of staff.”

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“Staff accurately identify aspects of children’s development where they need additional help and implement targeted support.”

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“The manager and staff monitor children’s
progress successfully.”

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“Leaders work
very closely with parents to promote children’s attendance and place the utmost importance on children’s welfare. “

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“Staff work
closely with parents to make referrals if needed, to quickly seek support from
other professionals.”

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“Children behave courteously at the table and demonstrate high levels of confidence in social situations.”

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“Younger children learn the names of objects and match animals to the sounds that they make.”

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“Staff skilfully support children to manage their feelings and to teach them right from wrong.”

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“Staff engage children in small-group activities that focus on
reducing gaps in their communication and language.”

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“Children display keen interests in their play and are eager to join in.”

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“Parents feel
that their children’s needs are met and that they progress well in their learning.”

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“Staff introduce a word of the week and a book of the week, which helps to thoroughly embedded children’s knowledge and understanding.”

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“Parents appreciate the support and ideas to help them to continue their
children’s learning at home.”

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“Staff place a strong emphasis on developing children’s speech and language
skills.”

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“Staff use sign language and pictures when communicating with children to help those less able to understand.”

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“Children establish strong bonds with the nursery’s staff.”

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“Children learn what is acceptable, and how some behaviour can upset and hurt their friends.”

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“Children develop
their creative skills as they identify their own facial features and draw self-portraits.”

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“Staff discuss healthy eating and children develop a strong understanding
of the importance of healthy lifestyles on their physical well-being.”

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“Leaders place a strong emphasis on monitoring children’s attendance.”

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“Babies confidently explore. They choose to join in activities with two-year-old children.”

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“Staff have consistently high expectations of children.”

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“Childrens behaviour and their attitudes to earning are outstanding.”

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“Staff incorporate children’s interests and learning needs into activities, which help to highly motivate children to learn.”

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“Staff ask children questions about their play and children respond appropriately.”

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“Staff support children’s independence excellently.”

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