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The children transfer from the baby unit to the Ladybird group when they are around 18 months and will remain in this group until they are approximately 2 1/2 years old. In this class, we have up to 12 children with between three to four members of staff depending on the ages of the children. Once in the Ladybird group, the children start to follow more of a routine whilst still catering for their individual needs. Activities are planned to encourage skills related to physical, mental and emotional growth. Children are encouraged to interact with each other and take part in more group activities.

Each day consists of a variety of indoor and outdoor activities, free play and creative art and craft play. Those children who still require a daytime sleep, are given sleep mats after lunch and we also assist with potty training. The Ladybird class also have access to a dedicated baby and toddler garden.

After a child turns 2 years, the staff working with the child give the parent's a written summary of how the child is progressing against the 3 prime areas of learning:

  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development

This is called the progress check at age 2. The check will highlight areas where a child is progressing well and any where they might need some extra help or support – and how parents and other family members or carers can work with the Key person to help. Parents often find it useful to share the information from the check with other professionals such as Health Visitors.