As babies become more mobile and in control of their own bodies they begin to explore their environment with more intention. Increasing mobility and language development enable them to find out and understand more about the world. Most of our babies in these rooms will be making their first steps in terms of walking, talking and feeding themselves and we therefore make every effort to ensure staff and parents are working very closely together. Your child’s routine is followed and a daily record book is provided to pass information between home and nursery. Working in partnership is highly important to us. Providing time to talk and share information about your child. Children are cared for by the same staff each time they attend, forming a bond important to their development and well-being. Your child will have a designated key person to ensure security, reassurance and continuity of care. We will encourage them to explore and discover new and exciting activities and feel confident to explore.
One thing we hope you will notice about our nursery is the relaxed friendly atmosphere that we create and this means our children settle in very quickly. Our Tiddlers staff are not only well qualified to NVQ level3 with food hygiene and Paediatric certificates, but are also very experienced childcare practitioners.
The babies are very well catered for in a wonderful free flow environment, where toys and resources are accessible for the children to self-select. During their first months, young babies react to people and situations with their whole bodies. They are also competent in observing and responding to their immediate environment and communicating with those around them. We have a separate sleep room to allow for some quiet time between all the activities that are on offer throughout the day and changing area. Nicola Swan our baby room leader has a cache level 5 Diploma in leadership for health and social care and children and young people’s services and is very passionate about her role and the quality of care shines through leading the baby room team caring and looking after up to 12 mobile babies each day, providing and catering for their individual needs. We hold a variety of activities such as messy play, role play, music, dance and story time, heuristic play, treasure baskets, sensory areas and plenty of play opportunities, indoor and out. We will focus the children’s next steps around the prime areas of learning: Communication and language, Physical development and personal, social and emotional development. The babies will take regular trips into our large garden and will no doubt benefit and flourish in our loving home from home environment.