La Petite Academy
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10-12 Highfield Road, Littleover, Derby, DE23 1DG
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Toddlers 2-3 Years

Creating A Love Of Learning

At La Petite Academy, we aim to provide the highest quality education and care for all our children. We aim to offer a warm welcome to each individual child and their family as well as providing a warm and caring environment in which all children can learn and develop as they play.

Two-year-olds are filled with energy and curiosity about the world, further developing a sense of increasing independence - making the twos terrific, not terrible!

At La Petite Academy, the child care curriculum focuses on supporting and reinforcing the independence your two-year-old exhibits by providing fun and challenging activities.

Engaging Your Two-Year-Old’s Natural Curiosity

Our Qualified Nursery Practitioners help your child meet the key milestones of this important developmental stage, in a childcare environment that provides what they need most - safety, freedom within boundaries, individual attention, enrichment and praise. Each of the two Toddler rooms are designed to allow your child to participate in a range of stimulating experiences.

Blocks: Your child will develop emotionally, socially, cognitively and physically by using a variety of building materials to turn imagination into real-life creation.

Dramatic Play: Helping your child make sense of their world as they use their imagination and problem-solving abilities.

Games & Puzzles: Your two-year-old will learn math and science concepts and develop fine motor skills by stacking, sorting, counting, putting together (and taking apart!) various objects.

Creative Arts: Through painting, sculpting or drawing, your child will learn eye-hand coordination, small muscle control and problem solving.

Water & Sand: Sensory experiences will provide your child with emotional outlets as well as a beginning knowledge of math and science concepts.

Books & Storytelling: Exploring books and story sacks promotes a life-long love of literature and language.

Toddlers have two base rooms to choose from - The children freely access each of the rooms via a connecting gate which have varied activities set out in each of the areas of learning. The children are also free to choose what they would like to play with, using a combination of adult led and child initiated learning. Both rooms have a carpeted play area, a cosy corner and an area with floor covering for meals and messy play.

The 2yr Old Progress Check

How your child plays, learns and speaks as well as their personality offers important clues about their development. Developmental milestones are goals most children can do by a certain age. At La Petite Academy, we undertake developmental checks on all children by the time they are 2 years 6 months.

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) requires that parents and carers must be supplied with a short written summary of their child’s development in the three prime learning and development areas of the EYFS: Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Physical Development and Communication and Language. This should be completed when the child is aged between 24-36 months.

The aims of the progress check are to:

Review a child’s development in the three prime areas of the EYFS.
Share this information with parents at an agreed time to ensure they have a clear picture of their child’s development.

Enable La Petite Academy to understand the child’s needs and plan activities and experiences to meet them in the setting.

Enable parents to understand the child’s needs and enhance development at home, with support from the setting.

Note areas where the child is progressing well and identify any areas where your child’s progress may need further support.

Highlights actions the setting intends to take to address any developmental concerns (including working with other professionals where appropriate).

The progress check will:

Be completed by your child’s key person who knows the child well and works directly with them in the setting.

Arise from the ongoing observational assessments carried out as part of everyday practice in the setting.

Be based on skills, knowledge, understanding and behaviour that the child demonstrates consistently and independently.

Take account of the views and contributions of parents, and the child if appropriate.

Take into account the views of other practitioners and, where relevant, other professionals working with the child.

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