Routines in the Baby Room are relaxed to suit the baby’s individual needs which may have been already adapted to at home, such as sleep times and bottle feeding times. However, meal times are set to co-inside with the other meal times across the nursery.
The Baby Room offers a stimulating and inviting environment, where children feel safe, building secure relationships with the Baby Room practitioners. These relationships are enhanced through key worker systems which are in place throughout the nursery, although children bond well with the practitioners in the baby room who care for them on a day to day basis.
Babies have the opportunities to explore a wide range of resources and materials such as sand, paint, chalks and crayons which are freely available daily.
Babies are encouraged to develop verbal communication, through nursery rhymes alongside non-verbal communication which involve actions. It is important to promote these areas of learning in young babies to help bring on communication and language skills.
Babies have an extensive menu of healthy foods available in order to promote a well-balanced diet from an early age. Babies requiring formula milk may bring their own, ready-made bottles, which will be kept refrigerated until needed. For Babies still eating jarred or packed food, then this will be supplied by the parents/ guardians until they are able to eat the nursery food.
We operate a non-outdoor shoe policy in the Baby Room for hygiene purposes. Staff, parents and visitors are requested to remove their outdoor shoes or put on shoe covers provided when entering the baby room.