At Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery Orpington, between the ages of 2 and 3 years old, children are welcomed into and enjoy a space in our second Toddlers Room that matches their inquisitiveness as they begin to explore the world around them. The space is filled with well-considered furnishings and learning resources that are accessible to them at all times.

We are passionate about taking care of your Toddlers

As your child grows, we want to help encourage and build their independence, starting to learn to do new things and develop their fine and gross motor skills. While still reliant on adults to help with their activities and play is eased slightly and we ensure that each team member has no more than four children to support at any one time. By doing this, we really start to see the development and growth in the children at this age and stage thrive.

As our older Toddlers continue to develop with a focus on the three prime areas and we begin to introduce four more specific areas that support their growing enthusiasm for exploring their world. These are:

  • Physical development
  • Communication and language
  • Personal, social and emotional development
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive art and design.

As our Toddlers go about their play our staff include texts, books, sounds and numbers around them, promoting your child’s curiosity and starting to lay the foundations for their future learning.

There will always be space and opportunity for them to create their own work and art, being encouraged to have a go themselves inspired by the world around them.

Where Next?

babies environment


babies care


babies nutrition


babies settling in

Settling In

babies curriculum


meet the babies team

Meet the Team