Baby & Toddler Room
The Baby and Toddler room caters for children from birth to 3 years although once staff and parents feel children are ready they will transition down into the pre-school room, this is usually around the age of two and a half on wards.
The room is run by our room leader and she is supported by 5 staff on a daily basis, we are able to have 21 children in at any one time of those 21 children 9 are under 2years and 12 are between 2 and 3 years, we complete Daily Dairies for those under two to allow peace of mind that their individual routine has been met throughout their day.
The Ofsted ratios for this room are 1:3 for under 2 year olds and 1:4 for those over 2 years old.
The room is very spacious and free flow allowing the children to initiate and lead their own play on a daily basis supported by knowledgeable and qualified staff who will plan individual activities to develop and challenge their learning to the next stage. Each child is allocated a Key Person who will ensure their routine is upheld, carry out observations and planning and meet with parents once a term to look through their Learning Journey and discuss their development.
We have a separate dining area for the children to access and allows a calm and controlled meal time, older children are encouraged to empty their own plates and put them into buckets provided.
The Baby and Toddler room has a separate Sleep Room to allow the children undisturbed sleep, the room is linked with a baby monitor and staff also carry out regular checks on the room too. We provide all nappies and wipes for your child throughout their day and just ask that you provide them with sufficient spare clothes.
Children access the outdoor environment in all weathers on a daily basis.