At Ellingham House we aim to provide in the Toddler Group, a secure and stimulating environment for children aged between eighteen months and three years.
The children will either be moving down from our Baby-Unit, or joining the group as new “Ellingham” children.
Although ages are defined as above, it is the individual development of the child, both physically and mentally, which determines the exact age of both joining and graduating from the group, thus slight variations may apply. The Toddler group is based on the ground floor of the main house in three large playrooms, one of which being the conservatory extension (completed in 2002). The rooms are light and airy and the play equipment has been carefully considered to afford children the opportunity to discover and experiment independently, within a provision of structured activities. The children progress from Younger Toddlers through Older Toddlers into the ‘little pre-school’ group in the conservatory, where they commence the Foundation Stage of education (3 years to end of school reception year).