This group caters to children aged 1 to 2 years. There are also a few places for under 1 year olds in this group. The Unicorns are the youngest children in the setting. The layout of the Unicorns room provides for lots of soft and cozy corners. There is also a lot of focus on visual stimuli. Low furniture, floor toys, colourful mattresses and cozy spaces provide children opportunities for relaxation as well as activity. Sensory exploration is promoted through various materials like sand, playdough, paint, jelly, water, leaves, twigs and other natural materials. Rhymes & songs are used extensively by educators to promote children’s linguistic development. Children have constant access to books made with tactile materials. Apart from using space within the nursery,the children make weekly visits to the gym and indoor beach .
Children at this stage have a very strong need for comfort from an adult. Our qualified team of educators is well equipped to understand their verbal and non- verbal cues. The team works together to extend the best possible care, comfort and stimulation to the children. To know more about the educators in this group, meet the Ruoholahti team.