Our toddler group is run by Miss Brooks with the support of a parent volunteer. It takes places every Friday, from 9.30 – 11am.
It provides an opportunity for parents to stay and play with their children, enjoy a snack time and get involved in singing sessions towards the end. It takes place in the community hall.
Application forms are in the office and parents can contact Miss Brooks if you have any questions.
Building relationships – strengthening community
Parent and toddler groups are a lifeline to many parents and carers as they provide a welcoming and supportive environment during the week. Because of this, groups can have a great impact on their lives, and the lives of the children who attend.
We aim to
Give a warm welcome to everyone, whatever his or her age, relationship to the child, cultural heritage, religious background, gender, ability or disability.
Show excellence in all that is done in our group, from making coffee to comforting a person in distress. At all times to try to maintain our high standards.
Provide a safe and happy environment
Offer a safe and happy environment for the team to work with parents, carers and children.
Care for our team
Value, encourage and care for every member of the team and group.
Offer true friendship to everyone who comes to our group and create an environment where friendships can be made among our group members.
Involve parents and carers
Encourage parents and carers to assist and participate fully in the group as the group is for them and their children. The group is run by members of DBCPS.
Toddler Time sessions
The children will be provided with a range of rich, meaningful first-hand experiences in which children explore, think creatively and are active. We aim to develop and foster positive attitudes towards learning, confidence, communication and physical development. These activities are for the parent/carers and children to play with. At the end of each session the children will have a small story/singing session to bring the session to a close. Additionally staff will be on hand if parents/carers have any worries or concerns that they may need support with. These will be based on the Early Years Outcomes and the seven areas of learning and development are important and inter-connected. Three areas are particularly crucial for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and for building their capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive.
These areas are:
Communication and Language, Physical Development, Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Literacy, Mathematics, , Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design.
Children are also supported through their Characteristics of Effective Learning these are broken into three areas, through which the children’s learning is strengthened and applied. The Characteristics of Effective Learning areas are: Playing and Exploring, Active learning, Creating and Thinking.
DBCPS Toddler Group
- Toddler Time will be one session a week.
- Child/ren to be accompanied by their parent/carer/child-minder etc
- The parent/carer/child-minder has sole responsibility for the children in their care.
- Please complete an application form and hand in to the school office or at the taster session.
- Voluntary contributions would be gratefully received as this will go towards such things as drinks, snacks, art resources for the toddler group