The Baby Rooms, 3 months to 16 months
We have baby rooms for children aged from approximately three months to 16 months. The babies have their own separate quiet sleeping room. The daily routine is very flexible, and each parent works out their child's routine with their child's key-carer. The babies have a large selection of toys, and participate in play, cuddles, stories and singing to encourage general development and social skills.
The children in the baby rooms are cared by staff who are all NNEB qualified on a ratio of one member of staff to a maximum of three babies. This ensures good quality care in a stimulating environment.
Parents are required to provide prepared feeds where the child is bottle fed. Babies can be breast fed by their mothers if required.
If your child has started to eat solids then once your baby starts at the nursery we will be able to discuss your baby's dietary requirements with his/her key-carer.
A daily feed chart will be completed each day so that parents know what their child has eaten during his/her day at nursery. Notes on their child's development are also set out on the sheet. Parents may take the chart home at the end of each week if they so desire.
Staff also write two six monthly development reports on each baby which is then passed to their parents.
The Rising Twos Rooms, 16 months - 2 years
Children progress from the baby room to the rising twos room where they are encouraged to become independent and gain confidence. The emphasis is on hand/eye co-ordination and language development. The room is equipped to provide a variety of activities to stimulate an eager toddler i.e. puzzles, books, construction toys, imaginative play activities and many different types of art and natural play.
It is at this age that the children have their first introduction to the Letter and Language Scheme, which is introduced through stories, art and drawing activities.
As well as the main playroom, the children have the additional use of a "messy area" for creative activities such as art, cooking, movement, sand and water play.
The children also enjoy outside play in the well equipped garden with plenty of fun and adventure to share in a secure and safe environment.
At two and a half, the children progress to the toddler room.
The Toddler Rooms, 2 - 3 years
In this room, the younger toddlers concentrate on primary colours, cutting skills, basic shapes and numbers from 1-5 as well as improving their pencil control, with lots of colouring, threading and puzzles. The children also have access to a large variety of toys and equipment to encourage their playing and development, ensuring a fun time for all.
Depending on individual progress children move on to more advanced shapes, numbers 1-10 and the sounds of the alphabet with the use of "Letterland" and "Ten Town" schemes.