Welcome to the Seahorse Room

Like all the rooms at Priory Day Nursery the Seahorse Room is spacious and bright, yet homely and welcoming, with plenty of space for active toddlers to explore. Both the Seahorse and Starfish Rooms have been designed for 2-3 year olds, providing a gradual step to the main nursery. The children are able to move freely between the two rooms and into a shared garden area.

Each day is planned around a mixture of adult- and child-led activities, which begin to introduce the 'specific' areas of learning of the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage). (see Early Years Curriculum - Ages 2-3 Years).

Your child's key worker is there to ensure they make the best individual progress possible and weekly planning is based around the milestone achievements of each individual child.

Like all our nurseries, Priory Day Nursery is based on free flow play principles, with resources and equipment laid out for children to be able to 'dip in and dip out' as they choose, encouraging greater independence and the freedom to make choices. This allows children to explore and develop at their own individual pace; no child is pressured or rushed.

Inside tables are laid out for drawing, stencilling and painting or modelling activities, with games and toys set up for play. There are areas for imaginary play and a delightful 'cosy corner' for reading, napping or just sitting quietly.

Toddlers have bags of energy, are keen to try out new skills and need lots of exercise. We encourage them to get outdoors as much as possible, whatever the weather! Staff make sure that children become used to 'dressing for the weather', with sun hats and sun cream or waterproofs and wellies to hand as required.


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Key Person

Your child will be assigned a key person, who will help to ensure that your child's learning and care is tailored to meet his/her individual needs.

He/she will work with you to ensure that your child makes the best progress possible. He/she will keep you informed of your child's progress, let you know if there any concerns and give you ideas to support their learning at home.

In return you will be invited to share any achievements or milestones you may have observed at home.


Learning Journeys

All the time the children are playing and learning under our guidance, we will be observing their progress and taking photos of their achievements.

These are recorded in an online 'learning journal' (Tapestry) and you will be given an individual login to be able to access your child's journal whenever you like.


Log into Tapesty: Online learning journal

Healthy Snack

Mid session the children are invited to sit down for a healthy snack. We use this time to introduce new foods and tastes, as well as bringing out old favourites (see Health & Nutrition).

Snacks include healthy nibbles and bites, including dried and fresh fruits, raw vegetables, cheese, ham, pizza. Milk is served with the snack. Please let us know if your child has any known food allergies.

Children are also encouraged to drink water at other times during the session.

Key Person

Your child will be assigned a key person, who will help to ensure that your child's learning and care is tailored to meet his/her individual needs.

He/she will work with you to ensure that your child makes the best progress possible. He/she will keep you informed of your child's progress, let you know if there any concerns and give you ideas to support their learning at home.

In return you will be invited to share any achievements or milestones you may have observed at home.

Learning Journeys

All the time the children are playing and learning under our guidance, we will be observing their progress and taking photos of their achievements.

These are recorded in an online 'learning journal' (Tapestry) and you will be given an individual login to be able to access your child's journal whenever you like.


Log into Tapesty: Online learning journal

Healthy Snack

Mid session the children are invited to sit down for a healthy snack. We use this time to introduce new foods and tastes, as well as bringing out old favourites (see Health & Nutrition).

Snacks include healthy nibbles and bites, including dried and fresh fruits, raw vegetables, cheese, ham, pizza. Milk is served with the snack. Please let us know if your child has any known food allergies.

Children are also encouraged to drink water at other times during the session.