(for babies from 6 months)
In September 2005 we became registered to care for babies from 6 months.
The room is a bright and colourful space. We have a quiet carpet area where the children can play. We encourage all children to experience lots of messy play including painting, water / sand play, as well as music, songs and games, and lots of stories. We visit Queens Park as often as possible. We encourage as much outdoor play as possible.
Our staff are trained in the care of babies and young children to ensure continuity for the babies and toddlers, and happily we have never had a high turnover of staff.
We will complete a daily record in this room which will contain details of how much your child has eaten, how long they have slept and details of nappy changes etc. The sheet is for you to take home. As well as this, staff will be able to talk to you about your child’s day.
Your child will be cared for by their key worker and all staff working in the room to support their development. This makes for a great relationship between you and the practitioners and improves continuity and quality of feedback. Your child’s key worker will be a qualified practitioner experienced in the care of babies and young children. Every staff member holds a current in date paediatric first aid certificate including infant resuscitation.
We use a software programme called tapestry to record your child’s progress through observations and assessments which also includes photographic evidence of your child at play. You will be given a link to access this information which you can log in to online and add your own observations. This is protected by your own password.