Dolphins

This groups consists of children aged 2 – 2.5 years. The layout  of the Dolphins room is designed to support different areas of children’s development. The spacious and well-lit room offers children many opportunities for expressing themselves through mark-making, role play, small world play and construction equipment. There’s also a book corner for looking at books. Children have lots of opportunities to engage in sensory exploration using sand, play dough, glue, paint and many different materials. Age and stage appropriate puzzles and games can also be constantly accessed by the children. After the Major expansion undertaken at Carousel Nursery School Ruoholahti it has been possible for us to extend an Indoor gym for children in Ruoholahti nursery. Children from the Dolphins group also use this indoor gym in our Ruoholahti setting every week.

Penguins

The Penguin group consists of children aged 2.5 -3.5 years.  The layout of the room and the stimulating open environment around it with the home corner for role play, sand tray for sensory exploration and construction corner ensures that children have constant access to a variety of play opportunities. The children also have many opportunities to express themselves through mark making. There’s also space for quieter activities like looking at books, doing puzzles and playing simple games. The children also use the gym area that is now part of our Ruoholahti facility. After the Major expansion undertaken at Carousel Nursery School Ruoholahti it has been possible for us to extend an Indoor gym for children in Ruoholahti nursery. Children from the Penguins group use this indoor gym in our Ruoholahti setting every week.

The educators in both the groups employ a highly child led approach to recognize the topics that interest the children and then explore them together with the children. To know more about the educators in these groups meet the Ruoholahti team.