Tweenies

 

The Tweenie children are cared for in 2 small groups:

  • The Lower Tweenie Unit
  • The Upper Tweenie Unit.

The Tweenie Units aim to greatly promote independence within each child.  Responsibility charts are introduced and self-help skills are promoted in a variety of ways. Introduction of pencil control, number and shape recognition are also an important factor within these units and are carried out in a relaxed and informal manner.

The children have time to explore in greater detail a wider range and variety of activities; these include the exploration of the outside environment via more trips out.

Toilet training is an area that is carried out within these units and staff work closely with parents on this important but sensitive issue. Lower Tweenie children have a toilet area within the unit where toilet training can arise ensuring each child's modesty and privacy is maintained. The Upper Tweenie unit have access to a large toilet area, which is also welcoming and inviting to promote the children's enjoyment in toilet training whilst still maintaining each child's privacy and modesty.

Staff plan for each individual child through regular observations and provide a next step for your child to work towards. Play plans are completed on a weekly basis and displayed for parents to review what activities are being carried out.

Parents to provide

  • One change of clothing (unless toilet training then more will be required)
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • One pair of slippers for indoor use (this allows your child to be comfortable during the day)
  • Suitable outdoor shoes.
  • Wellington boots for outdoor play (wet days)
  • Coat, gloves, hat and scarf for outdoor play (cold days)
  • Suncream and sun hat (sunny days)

Here are some of the comments Ofsted made about Wells House Kindergarten in their latest report

  •   Parents are well informed about their child's development and are encouraged to be involved  

  •   Pre-school children are excited to explore cultural differences and enjoy learning French to enhance their knowledge of the world  

  •   Babies have space to move freely, developing their physical skills as they begin to master walking  

  •   Every child receives tailored play experiences based on their current stages of development and interests  

  •   Staff enjoy taking children on a journey and watching them develop key skills for future life and learning