The baby room is located on the ground floor of the main house, our team of highly qualified, dedicated and wonderful staff care for children aged 0-2 years with a ratio of 1 adult to 3 children. The baby room playrooms are bright and stimulating and are in immaculate order, offering vibrant toys and educational equipment; with a role play area, home corner, dressing up area and a cosy book corner which encourages the babies/toddlers to learn through play and experiences. The children also have access to an art room where they can get creative and messy with painting, gluing, play dough, clay and exploring a variety of textures and pulses in the play trough and on craft tables. There are also designated eating and nappy changing areas.
During the day there is a combination of adult led activities and child initiated play; the staff ensure the children have opportunities to extend their learning through role play, outside play, creative and tactile activities; all children are encouraged to try new experiences. The Baby room staff encourage free flow of play opportunities for all ages, moving freely between the play rooms and garden.
The Babies have a designated fully equipped garden; offering play opportunities in all weathers, enable them to explore and investigate their surroundings. The babies enjoy playing on the slides, swings, exploring and building in the sand pit, scooting and riding on the cars and trikes, the list is never ending!
Our babies sleep outside in pushchairs and prams under the sleep canopy which has a monitor system connected to the kitchen, ensuring the staff are always aware of the babies. The staff supervise and monitor the babies while sleeping. All pushchairs are equipped with a 5 point harness, with cosy toes and rain covers for the wet and colder months.
Daily record sheet are sent home with each child, informing the parents of their child’s day; how they have eaten, bottles feeds (if appropriate), sleeping times, favorite activities of the day and any additional information that the staff need to pass on.