Toddler Group runs on Mondays, Wednesdays or Thursdays 9.30-11.15am during term time.
Welcome to Toddler group. My name is Paula and I organise and run the popular toddler group sessions at Brantfield. Each week we try to offer a wide range of activities in a fun and stimulating environment. At Brantfield we believe young children learn best through their senses so our planning reflects this. We provide activities which enable your children to learn through appropriate sensory play based experiences. Young children need to explore a range of tactile things such as paint, glue, play dough, ‘gloop’ etc.. At Brantfield we also have access to lovely outdoor areas which we try and use as much as possible.
At this stage of development the ’doing’ or process of an activity is much more important to a child than the product. They learn by trying things out, seeing what they can do with materials, how they behave, how they join together etc so please do not be concerned if they do not ’make’ something to take home.. This is their time trying things out and is important for their developmment.
We hope you soon feel part of the Brantfield family!
Can we ask that you please bring children in clothes that you don’t mind them getting dirty as we do lots of sensory/messy activities and although we provide aprons it can still get everywhere! We do also have some spare clothes to borrow if needed.
Please bring wellies and coats/splashsuits so children can get out as whenever possible and a spare change of clothes may be useful too. We are currently looking to develop our outdoor area; the play house is very popular and there is a music/sound area for the children to explore. We are always looking for ways to extend the outdoor facilities.
As some of the parking on the road is only for one hour you are welcome to borrow a parking permit from the Toddler Group. Please sign it out in the office and ensure you return it at the end of the session. This will enable you to park for two hours in a one hour bay.
If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to ask Paula.
Toddler Group General Routine
- 9.30-10.15 — Free flow between indoors and outdoors joining in various activities and the main planned activity.
- 10.15-10.30 — Story and snack time
- 10.30-11.00 — Playdough and new activities eg. see-saws, slide, bubbles, parachute etc. Sometimes the whole group goes out into the garden.
- 11.00-11.15 — Group singing time, action songs and rhymes, musical instruments or using the song sack
Fees for Toddlers group are £4.25 per week payable at the beginning of each half term. You can pay either cash or cheque. Please make cheques payable to Cumbria County Council.
Thank you we hope to see you soon.
We do unfortunately have a waiting list for places so make sure you ring or email us to get your name down on the waiting list.