Babies


Our baby room accommodates babies from newborn up to two years of age. It is a lively, colourful, cosy room, rich with tactile resources which allow babies to explore their senses in a safe, nurturing environment.



We promote independence and our babies are encouraged to feed themselves, to wipe their faces after meals and to help tidy up. They are allowed to move freely and to choose from a range of toys, games and other learning resources. Activities include stories, construction, singing, sand and water play, painting and sticking, food tasting, music and dance: a range of stimulating activities designed to stimulate children’s fine and gross motor skills. Babies are given the opportunity to explore treasure baskets and to engage in heuristic play.


We work closely with parents to accommodate individual children’s needs and to support their routines. There are brightly coloured pouches in the baby room where you can keep your baby’s belongings, including a favourite comforter or toy that you know always helps them to settle. We work with parents to support individual children when they are ready for toilet training. There is a nappy changing area close to the baby room and babies’ food and bottles are specially prepared in our newly re-fitted kitchen. Babies and toddlers enjoy mealtimes together in our conservatory and we take the opportunity to enjoy our outdoor spaces as often as possible.


Your child will have a key person who will help them feel settled and happy in the nursery and will be your primary contact. The key person has special responsibilities for working with a small number of children, giving them reassurance to feel safe and cared for and to build relationships with you. They will observe your child, assess their progress, record what they have done and plan for their learning. Within the baby room we can accommodate up to 6 babies with 2 qualified and experienced practitioners to support them. Both of the staff are qualified in paediatric first aid.


The babies follow the Early Years Foundation Stage, a structure of learning development and care that all schools and early years providers follow from birth to five years old. There are 3 main areas that we focus on with the babies:


  • Personal Social and Emotional Development

  • Communication and Language

  • Physical development