Our philosophy is to work with children individually to meet their precise needs. We approach toilet training in the same manner, making communication between a child’s key person and parent vital. Working together with us will help this important transition in their life to be as positive as possible.
There is no magic age at which children are ready to start learning how to use the potty. Some children develop the necessary physical and cognitive skills between 18 and 24 months of age. Many parents don’t start toilet training until their children are 2 ½ to 3 years old, when daytime bladder control becomes more reliable. Some children are not interested in toilet training until they are closer to three years old.
Your child will shows signs of becoming aware of bowel movements and have the language to express their needs. Please discuss this with your child’s Key Person and talk about a plan of action, so that we can work together to support your child through this stage.
Protecting the environment is at the heart of The Gower School’s ethos. We use washable nappies at our nursery school and encourage parents to do the same at home. Washable nappies can help with potty training. Your child will go through around 6,000 nappy changes during his or her infancy.
Disposable nappies create a huge amount of waste through landfill sites or incinerators. They not only cost you a lot of money, but cost your local council a lot of money to dispose of. As a result, many local authorities have created schemes to encourage washable nappies. The easiest way to find out what incentives your local authority offers is to search their website, or call their Recycling or Waste Minimisation Team.