Our Teddy Tots sessions are for younger children from 2 1/2 to 3 years old.
Teddy Tots Sessions
These sessions run on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoon from 12.30pm – 3.00pm.
Our Teddy Tots sessions are for younger children. However, their sessions are blended with the Rising School children (who are an academic year ahead). The first 30 minutes of the session is dedicated solely for the Teddy Tots.
There are lots of toys inside and outside for the children to play with and a mixture of group activities and individual play. We use an early years curriculum to develop their learning and help them socialise with others.
As the children on these sessions are so young and develop at different rates, we suggest that parents visit us with their child before starting. We will then work with them to help with the settling in process.
The fees for these sessions from September 2023 will be £6.05 per hour.
Teddy Tot Routine
During the course of the session the children will have access to a variety of resources both inside and outside, covering different areas of the curriculum, particularly focusing on Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Communication and Language and Physical Development. They will also be given the opportunity to participate in a snack and during each session we have a story and a song.
Upon collection of your child at the end of the session, you will find a board detailing the activities that the children have enjoyed during the day along with the snack options. We find that this information is useful for you to start conversations with your children about their experiences that day. This information will also be added to your child’s Tapestry journal each day.
Teddy Tots Curriculum
Here you can find an explanation of the Rainbow Teddies Curriculum, a break down of our learning intentions, how we intend to implement them and how we will monitor their impact together with a copy of each term’s themes and activities.
Early Years Foundation Stage
The provision for children’s learning and development is guided by the Early Years Foundation Stage (DfE 2021). Our provision reflects the four guiding themes and principles of the Early Years Foundation Stage.