Our baby room provides the calm and secure environment babies need. Babies have a key carer and follow their own feeding and sleeping routines in a cozy cot room with allocated cots. The ratio in babies room is 1 to 2. We ask you to provide sterilized bottles and formula so that your baby’s carer can prepare his/her bottles as required. We also ask you to bring disposable nappies, as you know best which brand suits your baby’s delicate skin. We have a wide selection of toys and books which have been specially chosen to promote your baby’s development, as well as being fun.
Staff help babies develop new skills by encouraging them in their first attempts at crawling, walking and of course, talking. When you feel your baby is ready for nursery food, staff will offer suitably prepared meals in accordance with your wishes, in line with our policy of working in partnership with parents at all times.
Babies are taken to the playground whenever weather permits, and staff also take older babies to the outside play area where they can ‘watch and learn’ from the older children. Older siblings are encouraged to visit the baby room throughout the day, and we find this particularly helpful during the ‘settling in’ period. Parents are encouraged to bring their baby for short visits before starting nursery; since both babies and parents have varying needs when starting nursery for the first time, the manager will advise on these as the visits progress.