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A Warm Welcome to Toddlertown Preschool, Ikeja


A Warm Welcome to Toddlertown Preschool, Ikeja

We are an early learning provider offering quality early childhood education programmes for children aged between 3 months to 5 years old. Our school proudly adheres to the highest standards of education and care-giving. Our dedicated staff is committed to providing a supportive environment where your child can thrive.

  1. We implement the Early Years Foundation Stage(EYFS) curriculum and we plan a learning journey which is responsive to individual children’s needs, interests and experiences.

  2. We aim to have a careful balance of learning and play, and we seeks to create an environment that provides children with not only opportunities that promote school readiness.

  3. We encourage learning through play with activities. both inside and out, which will develop the whole child.

  4. Love and care is our first and foremost consideration especially when looking after babies. We will build secure attachments and support emotional development through loving relationships and hugs and cuddles.

  5. We create proper simulations that promote the learning of kindness, feelings and respect for one another by example - through repetition by copying those around them.


This is why we are unique ("Our 10 Whys"):

  1. LOW RATIOS: Low ratios to enable Teachers better understand your child as a unique person and to adapt learning activities to meet individual needs.

  2. KEY WORKER SYSTEM: Each child is assigned to a particular member of staff called “key worker” and every effort is made to ensure consistency of care. The child’s key worker is identified to the child’s parents. The key worker has a primary responsibility for the child’s well-being on a daily basis, and ensures that information concerning the child is shared with the parents using a Journey Folder to collect a range of different documents that showcase a child's progression and development under the learning areas of Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) which includes each child's work from photos, art, and activity sheets which to be presented to the child at Age 5.

  3. PARTNER FOR BUSY PARENT: We're an excellent partner for busy parents who seek High Quality & Peace of Mind, providing them with extended hours, emergency drop-off, and talented instructors to help their children learn as they play. We are open 6am-9pm and we run through the weekend. MID-TERM BREAK IS OPTIONAL without additional cost.

  4. LOVING NURTURING ENVIRONMENT:  Your child will feel nurtured and most importantly, respected. Basic values and character traits such as friendship and honesty, etc. will be a routine part of daily classroom activities.

  5. CELEBRATION OF INDIVIDUALITY: Every day your child will experience the joy of discovering what makes him so special. Classes explore each child’s uniqueness to increase self-esteem, encourage acceptance of others, and celebrate our individuality.

  6. BRITISH EYFS EXPERIENCED CARERS: Our lead Teachers have years of preschool teaching experience and know how to effectively manage their classrooms. Teachers’ styles and learning approaches vary to keep learning interesting and enjoyable.

  7. WONDER OF DISCOVERY: Your child will explore himself and the world around him through a variety of fun filled, structured, and purposeful individual and group activities. Group activities will encourage and develop socialization, language, and large motor skills.

  8. OPEN PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT & COMMUNICATION: Parental involvement is strongly encouraged. Involvement strengthens the relationship between parents and Carers as well as encourages “parents as partners” in the classroom. We have an open-door policy and welcomes parents to visit anytime.

  9. SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN: If your child has been diagnosed with any special needs, or is receiving any special services, Toddlertown Preschool has a professional special need Therapist.

  10. HEALTHY SNACK OPTIONS: We are a strong supporter of healthy eating habits. As part of our effort to educate children about the importance of eating more fruits and vegetables, we provide the children with a healthy Meal. Let’s make fruits and vegetables a fun part of everyday learning–we encourage you to pack fruits daily for your children at Toddlertown School.


Early Years Learning goals - The Prime Areas

We believe that the Early childhood education plays an important role in shaping the type of person the individual child will become. Thus, every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support that enables them to fulfill their potential. Toddlertown uses the cross-curriculum teaching methodology to ensure every child is prepared and is able to reach his/her full potential in all areas of life; providing the right foundation they need to make the most of their hard and soft skills as they grow up.

The educational programs at Toddlertown preschool were created with our children’s needs in mind: to mature and develop in a safe yet stimulating environment. Take a look below to learn more about each program.

We work within the Statutory Framework and Practice Guidance for the Early Years Foundation Stage which aims to help every child to thrive:

​The “Prime” areas of learning and development are:

Communication and Language

  • Listening and Attention: children listen attentively in a range of situations. They listen to stories, accurately anticipating key events and respond to what they hear with relevant comments, questions or actions. They give their attention to what others say and respond appropriately, while engaged in another activity.

  • Understanding: children follow instructions involving several ideas or actions. They answer ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions about their experiences and in response to stories or events.

  • Speaking: children express themselves effectively, showing awareness of listeners’ needs. They use past, present and future forms accurately when talking about events that have happened or are to happen in the future. They develop their own narratives and explanations by connecting ideas or events.

Physical Development

  • Moving and Handling:  children show good control and co-ordination in large and small movements. They move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space. They handle equipment and tools effectively, including pencils for writing.

  • Health and Self-care: children know the importance for good health of physical exercise, and a healthy diet, and talk about ways to keep healthy and safe. They manage their own 11 basic hygiene and personal needs successfully, including dressing and going to the toilet independently.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

  • Making Relationships: children play co-operatively, taking turns with others. They take account of one another’s ideas about how to organise their activity. They show sensitivity to others’ needs and feelings, and form positive relationships with adults and other children.

  • Self-confidence and Self-awareness: children are confident to try new activities, and say why they like some activities more than others. They are confident to speak in a familiar group, will talk about their ideas, and will choose the resources they need for their chosen activities. They say when they do or don’t need help.

  • Managing Feelings and Behaviour: children talk about how they and others show feelings, talk about their own and others’ behaviour, and its consequences, and know that some behaviour is unacceptable. They work as part of a group or class, and understand and follow the rules. They adjust their behaviour to different situations, and take changes of routine in their stride.

Educational Programme That Recognises and Accepts the Uniqueness of Each Child

Early Years Learning Goals - The Specific Areas

Children develop and learn in different ways, at different speeds and through different methods. Toddlertown Preschool draws on a range of pedagogical practices to enrich children's learning. This holistic approach is hoped to accommodate such school experience where children can comfortably and freely explore their environment to permit development in ways that are natural for every child. Each child is assessed regularly - every lesson is planned with regard to the age and interest of the children. However;

The “specific” areas of learning and development are:


By the end of Reception our key aims for children are:

  • Reading: children read and understand simple sentences. They use phonic knowledge to decode regular words and read them aloud accurately. They also read some common irregular words. They demonstrate understanding when talking with others about what they have read.

  • Writing: children use their phonic knowledge to write words in ways which match their spoken sounds. They also write some irregular common words. They write simple sentences which can be read by themselves and others. Some words are spelt correctly and others are phonetically plausible


By the end of Reception our key aims for children are:

  • Numbers: children count reliably with numbers from 1 to 20, place them in order and say which number is one more or one less than a given number. Using quantities and objects, they add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer. They solve problems, including doubling, halving and sharing.

  • Shape, space and measures: children use everyday language to talk about size, weight, capacity, position, distance, time and money to compare quantities and objects and to solve problems. They recognise, create and describe patterns. They explore 12 characteristics of everyday objects and shapes and use mathematical language to describe them.

Understanding of the world

By the end of Reception our key aims for children are:

  • People and communities: children talk about past and present events in their own lives and in the lives of family members. They know that other children don’t always enjoy the same things, and are sensitive to this. They know about similarities and differences between themselves and others, and among families, communities and traditions.

  • The world: children know about similarities and differences in relation to places, objects, materials and living things. They talk about the features of their own immediate environment and how environments might vary from one another. They make observations of animals and plants and explain why some things occur, and talk about changes.

  • Technology: children recognise that a range of technology is used in places such as homes and schools. They select and use technology for particular purposes.


Expressive arts and design

By the end of Reception our key aims for children are:

  • Exploring and using media and materials: children sing songs, make music and dance, and experiment with ways of changing them. They safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function.

  • Being imaginative: children use what they have learnt about media and materials in original ways, thinking about uses and purposes. They represent their own ideas, thoughts and feelings through design and technology, art, music, dance, role-play and stories.

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