The Beehive – Approximately 18-26 months
These children are on the move and are becoming more independent. These two base rooms make up the beehive and are interconnected by a rather exciting tunnel!
The Beehive Rooms offer a lively environment for children who are developing at an incredibly fast rate and are eager to learn and experience much more. Opportunities for exploration and exercise open up with the child’s increasing mobility. Children’s developing curiosity in their environment contributes to the development of both their coordination and physical abilities. Positive attachments are the basis upon which social and mental skills are developed.
Communication skills and a sense of self begin to develop along with the ability to express their needs and feelings. A few simple words relating to everyday objects and people are learnt alongside non-verbal communication. These skills grow very rapidly with encouragement and positive interaction with carers.
The children are encouraged to use the larger garden to explore through general outdoor play. As your toddler develops, they will have the opportunity to practice climbing skills, riding tricycles, bikes, pushing buggies, throwing, rolling and catching balls and enjoying imaginative and creative play in the fresh air.
Every effort is made to make the transition to the Squirrel Room as smooth as possible. Parents are involved every step of the way!