Our priority for our youngest children is to provide a caring and nurturing environment. We will ensure your child settles well into the nursery from the onset, focussing on providing a comfortable and safe yet stimulating environment. Your baby’s Key Person will ensure that routines such as nappy changing and feeding and settling to sleep are opportunities for ‘one to one’ time, and are consistent with your routines at home.
Babies grow and develop rapidly during their first year. They begin to gain control of their bodies and become increasingly mobile. They learn about language by listening to adults talking and they start to make sounds and eventually their first words. They need close loving relationships with adults so that they feel safe and secure.
Our Baby/Toddler Room offers a cosy environment where babies can play, rest and sleep. Our staff devote uninterrupted time to playing and talking with your baby. Interactions, talking and singing are really important at this stage to support your baby’s language development and to make them happy and contented.
Your baby will enjoy being able to explore:
* A cosy area for snuggling and books
* Creative play (finger paint and gloop)
* Sensory play including music and sounds
* Treasure baskets filled with natural materials
* Physical play as they become more mobile
Our Baby/Toddler Room supports children who are becoming confident in their mobility giving them opportunities for exploring and investigating the world around them. Our safe and stimulating rooms foster children’s curiosity to support their learning and development.
They have a homely feel and includes separate areas for messy and non-messy play. Children can also have fun pretending – dressing up and playing with dolls and teddies. They develop their physical skills on ‘sit and ride’ toys, pushing trolleys and our ‘Community Playthings’ playgym. There are lots of puzzles, shape sorters and games to enjoy while they develop their fine motor skills.
There is plenty of time for staff to spend with children singing songs, telling stories and supporting their developing communication skills and language acquisition. Staff ensure that children are supported on a one to one basis and that their daily care needs as well as learning and development needs are well met.