Hedgehogs is the bright, colourful space where our children aged 2 years to 3 years grow in confidence, develop their communication and social skills and become more independent. It’s a place where their imaginations can come alive, where inquisitive minds can discover new things and where they start to take responsibility for small tasks such as pouring their own drinks, watering plants, feeding pets and tidying up. There’s lots of messy play, role play and cooking, which is a firm favourite with the children. We strive to make the transition between Hedgehogs and our pre-school, Squirrels as seamless as possible with more structured areas within the room.
With boundless energy, this age group spend lots of time playing outside and are introduced to the joys of gardening – sowing seeds and tending vegetables. There is huge excitement when their produce appears on Carol the Cook’s menu! With an abundance of different set activities to choose from and weekly yoga sessions, there is never a dull moment in Hedgehogs.