Happy Hippos (2-3 years)

To ensure that all of our children receive age and stage appropriate care and development, our nurseries are divided into tailored rooms, each with their very own memorable Treetops character.

Children in our Happy Hippos rooms continue to develop in confidence and there’s a greater move to independence too as we gently begin to prepare them for their journey onwards to preschool. For example, it’s here that we’ll help children with the growing need to express their emotions and support parents and their little ones with potty training.

Child-led learning is still the order of the day so you can expect to see lots of messy play activities plus painting and sticking with lots of masterpieces to take home and display! In Hippos we also begin to introduce tiny notions of educational play – simple numbers and maths as well as counting, and primary colours and shapes too.

Outdoor play, as in all of our rooms, is high on the agenda so you’ll find us outside whatever the weather!

Typically at this stage in their development, children develop a greater awareness of themselves and their peers, making friends and learning new boundaries.

Growing toddlers need clear limits in a safe and fun environment and our fully-trained staff will be with them every step of the way.