2 to 3 years
As your child becomes more independent and confident, they will be moved into the "Tweenie" group. Settling in sessions will take place before they turn two so that they can familiarise with the routine, children and staff over a period of months.
The Tweenie Room is designed help the children develop their Social and Physical skills by encouraging independence and freedom of choice, with plenty of opportunity to explore outdoor play. Children will be encouraged to feed themselves, drink from beaker cups and sit at low tables. There are also age appropriate toys that promote sharing and group play, Activities are more structured and they will start to join in with more group activities. Every opportunity will be given to your child to make their own decisions and choices, which will help to develop their own personality.
Throughout the day the children will take part in educational activities designed to teach them basic number skills, shapes and sizes, colour recognition, language and communication skills. Creative and messy play is also part of the daily routine.
Toilet training can be a time consuming and sometimes stressful experience. At Jam Kangaroo, we aim to work with the parents while helping the child to progress at their own speed. Every child is an individual and toilet training will be encouraged when the child is ready, regardless of age.
Around their third birthday, your child will be given the opportunity to visit the Pre-school room to start the transitional process. As the Pre-Schoolers and the Tweenies have breakfast, lunch and high tea together, the children will already be familiar with the staff as well as each other.