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Pre school for 2 year old.(4 Posts)
Okay so I looked around a nursery I used to work for, staff are lovely, my little one found a friend within the first 5 minutes and they hung around for he while stay and play which was lovely. Now the staff told me they get toys out that the children ask for. My only issue, was that they didn’t have a home corner, or a craft table as a free flow nor did they have any puzzles out and the book corner was just a box of books and a mat. They had painting out, but there was a very limited amount of toys out for the day. I’m not sure if it varies depending on days but should there be, but I’m just wondering should there be certain things out every day? I haven’t worked in a childcare for quite a few years so unfamiliar with what can and can’t be done these days. I can’t fsult the staff they are lovely, just wondering if they are lacking in toys. Do I give it a chance and see how it goes, or just find another pre school?
Sorry that’s meant to say they hung around for the whole stay and play.
How many children are in the session at a time?
If space is limited in a small setting then having only a few tables available can explain the lack of craft table (although a paint activity fits that area). Puzzles should not be out every day in any case as children get used to them very quickly and they lose their effectiveness.
If this is a larger setting then you might want to visit again and see what's going on. Is it mixed age or just for 2-year-olds?
They should probably have a bookcase where books are readily available but better a box of books than none, if that makes sense.
At the one we attended today there must of been no more than 12 I’d say. It’s a large-ish church hall with enough room for a few tables of activities as years ago I used to set out a few. I think I’m more gutted on the no book case and home corner. I know it’s been a few years but we had a lovely large one there which we wheeled in and out every day when we set up and the variety was lovely. It’s a mixed age of 2-4 year olds, which I do like as my little one loves older children and playing with them. I was thinking about joining the parent board committee and penning a few ideas but don’t want to seem pushy and rude. It just has so much potential and I feel they could set up more activities than they had. I get it’s hard when it’s a set up and pack away session though. The garden on the one the other hand is absolutely exceptional, which I think is why I’m wondering why it’s lacking so much indoors.
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