Yellow Room - Babies
Our Yellow Room can accommodate up to 8 babies, starting from 6 weeks and moving on when your child is developmentally ready, which is normally between 12 - 15 months. The staff to child ratio within the Baby Room is 1:3. This cosy room lends itself to a homely environment helping to achieve a smooth transition into nursery life.
During your pre-arranged settling in periods your allocated key worker will ensure that all your baby’s needs are catered for. The key worker will take charge of completing daily routines for your baby and monitoring their development through Parentzone, our online learning journal which you can access 24 hours a day.
Our Baby Room development strategies concentrate on learning through play, using messy activities such as jelly, custard & beans through to ribbons, scarves & feathers. Staff plan appropriate activities for this age range and work with the Early Years Foundation Stage framework (EYFS) on a daily basis. Babies are encouraged to begin verbal and non-verbal communication with both their peers and carers focusing on repetition and imitation.
We also provide the babies with heuristic and sensory opportunities through the use of treasury baskets to engage the baby’s senses and curiosities of everyday objects. Outdoor learning is catered for by regular outings, along with use of the nursery garden where we have equipment and activities to stimulate the development of your baby.
Babies are given a nutritious balanced diet which is prepared daily on site by our nursery chef. Younger babies are catered for as they are given puréed fruit/veg before they are introduced to meats and other food substances.