A place to relax and rest is just as important for babies as a lively play area, so a tranquil space for relaxation and calmness has been created for our babies using neutral colours. The Baby Room is where our Babies and very young children love to play and need first-hand experiences. No toy substitutes for a kind, playful, emotionally involved adult and very young babies want to see the world from an adult’s arms. Once they feel settled, secure, can sit securely and become more co-ordinated, older babies are in the business of working out what does what. They happily use all their senses, sometimes at the same time – Hear and make sounds, touch and feel, look and explore. Both our baby rooms have a range of open-ended materials that they can explore with their eyes, grasp with their hands and put safely to their mouths.
Our environment is calming and neutral with pockets of interest that fire a child’s intrinsic motivation to discover and explore. The layout of the rooms demonstrates the accessibility of resources for the babies. Careful consideration has been taken to look at suitable lighting, colour, decoration and noise level. There are space and freedom to move about, whether the babies are crawling, shuffling, rolling or exploring. We have dedicated sensory areas, reading areas, sand, water and messy play areas, role play areas and construction areas, equipped with meaningful play resources that babies can directly relate to and are geared appropriately to their current skills and level of understanding.
Unlike their ability to hear, which is fully developed by the time they are born; babies do not fully develop their sight until a little later. Our dedicated Black and White area helps them to distinguish between shapes and visual objects in these early days.
An attractive and relaxing dedicated sleeping room awaits our tired children with the temperature constantly monitored to ensure the babies are comfortable at all times.
The most valuable resource in the baby room is the adults caring for the children who provide crucial interaction, contact and support for children. This significantly helps babies thrive in the nursery environment. How babies are cared for in their first year of life, the amount and level of their interactions, their physical, social and emotional encounter all contribute to their development, their growing sense of self of who they are in relation to others and to the growth of their brain.
Our trained and caring staff ensure a comforting routine at nursery that allows our children to grow and develop in a warm, safe, nurturing environment, using age and stage appropriate resources and activities. Allocated Key Person takes care of all your child’s personal needs whenever possible reinforcing the EYFS/HYGGE curriculum.
We operate a 1;3 ration in the Baby Room.