Here at Kidz Venture, we would like to tell you all about the curriculum of our baby class. Many mums are often wary of bringing their baby into nursery, so here is a glimpse of the things we do in our toddler baby class – which just happens to be our class of the month.
1. What types of activities are conducted in the class?
Our toddler class follows the British curriculum EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage). There are three main categories: personal social-emotional development, physical development, and communication language. There are four subcategories include maths, art and design, literacy, and understanding the world. All of our activities cover these areas of learning. For instance, when we are making paste from flour and water, this sensory activity is a part of physical development.
Our toddler class follows the British curriculum EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage).
2. What age children can be a part of KV’s baby class?
The children attending our toddler baby class can be aged between four months and two years old.
3. Tell us about a typical school day?
When children settle down after arriving to classroom, they chose different activities which have been set up on the tables, or they can choose other activities which are on shelves. At 8:50 am we start our circle time with nursery rhymes and talking about the topic of the week. Social-emotional development is covered by using a certain word like “sharing,” and we explain it during circle time.
Our mini snack is around 9 am. After snack, the children play either in the middle area or outside for one hour. When we come back to the classroom, children can choose activities with adultsupport for about half an hour. We have two activities at 11am: one sensory, and one that’s art and design for about 15 to 20 minutes. Our second snack (big snack or lunch) begins after our activities finished, and at 12 pm we play in the middle area until 12:30 pm which is pick up time.
Social-emotional development is covered by using a certain word like “sharing,” and we explain it during circle time.
4. How does childcare in a group environment benefit babies as opposed to them staying at home with a nanny?
Children in nursery are exposed to many activities. They learn how to play with other children and share toys. They communicate and interact with adults and other children better than those children who stay at home. When sitting during circle time, they learn how to take turns and listen carefully to their friends, and express their feelings and ideas with other children. They learn to be more independent, confident, and improve their help-self skills.
They communicate and interact with adults and other children better than those children who stay at home
5. What is a balanced healthy food and snack for children this age?
Children need a healthy snack that is balanced with carbohydrates such as bread, pasta, and rice, which provide energy, vitamins, and minerals. Other good snacks are fruits and vegetables, milk and dairy food, meat, and fish. As practitioners and parents, we should try to avoid unhealthy snacks such as chocolate, sweets and crisps. Our nursery has a nut-free policy to protect young children who have nut allergies.
Other good snacks are fruits and vegetables, milk and dairy food, meat, and fish.
6. How can nursery teachers and parents work together to support a child’s holistic development?
Every child is unique and has their own individual needs. Practitioners and parents can work together to meet these needs by praising our children when they make a right choice. We should also praise them when they do things like trying to write with a crayon. This encourages their self-esteem and makes them feel appreciated and respected. It is better to avoid negative phrases such as “Don’t,” and use positive terms. Instead of “Don’t make a mess,” we should say, “Can you please tidy things up?” Using magic words makes a big impact on children’s behavior and social development, especially “please” and “thank you.”
We should also praise them when they do things like trying to write with a crayon. This encourages their self-esteem and makes them feel appreciated and respected.
The baby class at Kidz Venture is designed to help every part of your child’s cognitive development thrive, from their social lives to their problem-solving skills. Unlike one-on-one nanny care, the children in our nursery get to grow in the company of their peers, possibly making life-long friendships! Just as importantly, the nursery at Kidz Venture prepares young children for an eternal love of learning.
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The baby class at Kidz Venture is designed to help every part of your child’s cognitive development thrive, from their social lives to their problem-solving skills.
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