Welcome to the Toddler Room! The Spinney Toddler Room

Our Toddler Room caters for children aged 18 months – 3 years, though this does vary based on each individual child. Some will be ready to move on sooner, others may benefit from staying longer – we look at each child individually to determine what is best for them.

The Toddler room is full of fun and colour: we do lots of activities and games here. Although we have a routine to the day in terms of playtime, snack-time, song-time and reading-time, no two days are ever the same!

Toddler Room at the Spinney Bell Meadow, Chester

Each child will go on his or her own ‘Learning Journey’, which is a development plan for each individual. We ask for parents’ input into this, so that we know what the child is enjoying doing at home, and what learning experiences they have outside of the Nursery. All of this informs their development plan for when they are with us.

Toddler Room at the Spinney Day Nursery Bell Meadow

We play outside at least once a day – the toddlers love our outside play area, which is accessible through open doors from the toddler room. They also enjoy our Sensory & Imaginative Playroom and other activities such as Jo Jinlges Dancing every Wednesday morning!

Each child will have their own Key Person who will be their main carer and will be responsible for getting to know your child extremely well. They will also be responsible for liaison between the nursery and parents, as well as parents and nursery.

When a child is ready to move-up to the pre-school room, we go through a period of transition, getting them used to their new surroundings and carers first so that they are comfortable moving up to the ‘big’ room.


Our dedicated Cook provides all meals for our Toddlers, including Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner which they eat together in the Spinney Dining Room. All meals are prepared from scratch using fresh ingredients and we cater for all dietary requirements.

Next Steps

The next step of your child’s journey at nursery will be the Pre School Room. Find out more about it here.