Squirrels (2 years – 3 years)
We can accommodate up to 20 children between two and three years in our Squirrels room. Squirrels children have access to a range or resources and creative play opportunities both inside and out, which help stimulate and meet their exploratory needs. The staffing ratios for this group is 1:4.
Play opportunities will be offered that are enjoyable and age and stage appropriate. These opportunities promote personal, social and emotional development. They also promote physical development, communication, literacy and mathematics, plus an understanding of the world and the expressive arts.
Staff will be guided by the different ways in which children learn as they participate in following types of activity:
- Playing and exploring – children investigate and explore things.
- Active learning – children enjoy achievements and learn to persevere.
- Creating and thinking critically – children develop their own ideas and make links between ideas while developing strategies for doing things.