La Petite Academy
Ofsted Millies Mark
01332 774 413


10-12 Highfield Road, Littleover, Derby, DE23 1DG
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Tweenies 12 Months - 2 Years

Learning Through Exploration

Your little one wants to go everywhere and do everything. At La Petite Academy, we take great care to create well-charted areas geared for exploration, excitement and exercise. There is a carpeted area for both floor and table top activities and a hard floor area to provide opportunity for exploration through messy play and mealtimes.

Tweenies is a nice large room for babies learning to use their legs. The room has a large window overlooking the Green offering lots of light and a pleasant aspect. The children use the main nursery bathroom which has changing facilities - this is a nice walk up the corridor to stretch those little legs! Off the main corridor Tweenies enjoy accessing the Sensory Room and Garden areas. Baby walkers are used to give the children confidence in walking around the nursery.

Developing Tweenies Interests Through Activities

We know children learn successfully by having a variety of choices in a safe and organised environment. That’s why the Tweenies room promotes:

Active & Gross Motor Play: Rocking and riding toys and large climbing structures.

Fine Motor Play: Action/reaction toys, puzzles and stacking toys.

Imagination & Quiet Play: Items to stimulate imagination like dolls and accessories, kitchen sets and play food.

Language Development, Music & Movement: CD players, children’s books, musical instruments and puppets.

Creative Arts & Exploration: Art materials, sand & water table and sensory materials.

A Day In Tweenies

The structure of a typical day in the Tweenies room might include:

Group activities like singing songs or exploring books.

Practitioner-initiated activities tactile play, cooking, music and movement sessions and creative exploration with paints, glue and other resources.

Child-directed activities accessing the resources that are kept at children’s level and choosing resources to play with in the outdoor areas.

A snuggly story time.

Snack, mealtimes and naptimes to nourish and rest your child’s growing mind and body.

Outdoor play at least twice daily to burn off energy and develop motor skills.

A visit to our specialised Sensory room to explore light and sound, with a wealth of sensory experiences to stimulate the mind. This is also a very calming room for the younger age group.

Heuristic play with treasure discovery chests to develop a creative mind.

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