Welcome to Toddler room
Meet the team:
Nikola Tonks – Toddler Supervisor
I began my Merryvale journey in February 2018, working as a practitioner in 2-3 room and I became 2-3 supervisor in April 2019. I hold a Level 5 qualification and have worked within private nursery settings since 2011. I am responsible for a group of key children and their development; I am also the setting’s SENDCO, British Values & Prevent lead.
Emma Price- Toddler Practitioner
I started working at Merryvale in February 2012. During my time I have completed my level 2 and 3 qualification. I have gained experience in most rooms around the nursery and since coming back from maternity leave, I have been moved into the toddler room. I am responsible for a group of key children, planning for their next steps and tracking their development.
Leah Guise- Toddler Practitioner
I started working at Merryvale in February 2014. During my time I have completed my level 2 and 3 qualification. I have gained experience in all rooms around the nursery. Since coming back from maternity, I was a floater and helped in every room. Now I work in the Toddler room, I am responsible for a group of key children, I plan for their next and track their learning and development through the EYFS.
Kathryn Beasley Toddler Practitioner
I started working at Merryvale in September 2018 with a level 2 qualification in childcare since starting at Merryvale I have completed my level 3 qualification. I have recently been moved to the Toddler Room. I am responsible for a small key group of children and tracking their development through the EYFS.
Please find staff photos on the staff board, the room door, and the key group board
Outside the room we have a notice board, where we display what we are focusing on daily, which we hope you will be able to continue at home, to further support your child.
You can also find your child’s next steps on our EYFS display, which we will be working on for the term.
Please feel free to look through your child’s learning journey at your leisure and ask staff any questions you may have.
Your child will have their integrated review whilst in our room, if your health visitor contacts you regarding this please do let a member of staff know so we can work alongside them and provide you with your child’ 2 year check.
Your child will begin to gain more independent skills whilst in the 2-3 room, such as putting on their shoes, washing their hands and beginning to use the toilet. Please keep staff informed on when you wish to toilet train your child and support them at home developing their self-care skills.
Your child will be given a ‘weekend book’ which we would like you to use to share your child’s adventures outside of nursery; please use pictures too!
We will use this to develop your child’s communication skills.
We would like you to provide photos of family members, pets, and favourite toys, so we can create your child a ‘family book’.
We will use this to develop your child’s communication and social
Please use achievement at home forms to share with is what your child has done at home, for us to log in their learning journey.
We will send one home every half term, with a next step on we our focusing on.
7:15 – 8:30
Arrive at nursery, free play
8:30 – 9:00
9:00 – 9:15
Nappies, set up planned activities
9:15 – 11:15
Planned activities, free play
10:00 – 10:30
11:15 – 11:45
Adult led physical activity and circle time
11:40 – 11:45
Toilet & nappies on toilet trainers
11:45 – 12:15
12:15 – 12:30
12:30 – 2:30
2:30 – 2:45
2:45 – 3:15
Key group time (focus activity)
3:15 – 4:00
4:00 – 4:30
4:30 – 5:55
Free play, home time