Playpen Nursery
Raigmore Gardens, Raigmore, Inverness, IV2 3UL
Telephone: 01463 711914

Welcome to Playpen Nursery

Grasshoppers (2-3years)

Our toddler room is aimed at helping young children to become independent in self help skills and develop their communication.

The room allows for up to 10 children at one time with 2 full time members of staff. (Staff:child ratio is 1:5) The toddlers continue on the Pre-Birth to Three Framework which encourages them to build on previous learning. The children are encouraged to become more independent and are given the freedom to choose from a variety of resources whilst beginning to manage risk. The toddlers enjoy various activities which include; sand and water play, baking, painting, junk modelling, gluing and cutting, jigsaws, construction toys and imaginitive play. The children are also beginning to understand the rules of small group games and are learning to take turns. These opportunities are provided both in the indoor and outdoor environment.

We understand that this may be the time when children begin to show an interest in toilet training. The toddler staff are experienced in helping children to progress in their own time, whilst giving them the encouragement and support they need.

Each child has a daily diary which is filled in by the childs key worker. This records important information from the childs day which you can read through at home. In the diary there is space for parents comments, please feel free to add anything which you feel we need to know.