Our Baby 1 room provides high quality care for infants aged 6 weeks to approximately 14-15 months and has a 1-4 Educator to child ratio.
Having a child centered approach, Educators work in close partnership with families to maintain individual infants routines such as sleep and bottle times. Educators record, display and send electronically all information relating to sleep, feeding, and nappy changes to parents so they can be accurately informed of their child's routine for the day.
Before infants reach the age of 2 years they achieve so many milestones. They begin to crawl and walk, pick up and manipulate objects, make their first sounds and words, play with objects and toys, explore the environment, search for objects and start to complete simple puzzles. It is a very busy and important time in the child's life and to achieve all these skills they need security, stability and the support and encouragement of caring Educators.
We do this by observing each child, noting their actions and abilities, their strengths and what challenges they are ready for. The activities we plan are developmentally appropriate and goals are set for each infant to achieve.
Our Educators are very experienced and aim to foster development by creating a safe and warm environment that nurtures trust, confidence and a sense of belonging. Educators see children as competent individuals, showing respect towards their individual thoughts, feelings, and beliefs and support them to develop their emerging independence and autonomy.
Baby 2 and Baby 3
Our Baby 2 and 3 rooms cater for children aged 14 months to 2½ years of age (depending on the child’s individual stage of development). It has a 1-4 Educator-child ratio.
To ensure a smooth transition for children into the Baby 2 and Baby 3, visits are arranged from the Baby 1 room when children are developmentally ready and are built up slowly over several weeks until the child is comfortable with the transition.
As children become more independent and confident on their feet we assess their individual needs and adapt their routine to meet these needs.
Play is an important part of the growth and development of each child enabling them to learn about themselves and the world around them.Children are provided opportunities to experience creative, imaginative, manipulative, exploratory, physical and social play under the guidance of the experienced Educators that support and encourage each child in all areas of their developmental progress.
These opportunities are designed to provide an enjoyable challenging and learning experience through the early years learning framework. Some examples of these activities include play dough, sensory activities, outdoor play and water play.
In a busy environment it is important for young children to sleep, rest and relax. All children are encouraged to sleep or have a rest. The sleep rooms provide space for sleeping and relaxing in a cosy corner away from the hustle and bustle of the room allowing us to cater for individual children’s requirements outside of the rooms sleep/rest times when necessary.