Play & Learning

Busy Bees

Potty Training

In Busy Bees we will wait for your child to be ready to start to use the potty/toilet. First signs of being ready include letting you know when they have wet or soiled their nappy or verbally tell you they are going for a wee. We will work closely with you regarding your decision about whether to go straight to pants or to use pull ups and whether to use the toilet or potty. We take the children to the bathroom regularly. You are welcome to bring your child’s own potty to nursery, however, we find the lots of children are more than happy to use our nursery potties and toilets.

Some children respond well to the use of reward charts; using stickers and praising your child for their efforts. Staff are supportive of all children and will always remain calm and reassuring in the event of accidents. Learning to use the toilet is a huge milestone in a toddler’s life and we will do all that we can to make it fun for your child. Staff will always feedback to you about your child’s progress at the end of each day.

Any soiled clothes will be stored in a blue bag for you to collect at the end of the day. In line with Public Health England Guidance, we are unable to rinse clothes, avoiding any contamination. For this reason, we ask that parents provide plenty of spare clothes for children to be changed into.