The Under 2’s room is located upstairs and is accessed by the main front door. Spread over 2 rooms for babies from the age of 6 weeks to approximately 2 years. There is a maximum of 12 children between the 2 rooms, with a minimum ratio of 1 adult to 3 children.
These are bright and cheerful rooms which provide a stimulating environment. With younger babies the emphasis is very much on providing home from home care with lots of love care and cuddles. We try to work closely with parents to ensure that babies’ home routine is followed as much as possible and parents are provided with comprehensive information on their child’s day at nursery in the form of a diary.
Through lots of play and interaction from our staff babies are encouraged to explore the world of colour, shape and texture and take their first steps towards language development. We provide a large selection of toys including bricks, stacking toys, books, shape sorters and soft toys, sand and wet play amongst many other things to develop gross and fine motor skills and coordination.
The Under 2’s room is a large bright playroom. We have a woodland themed sleep/sensory room for rest and relaxation. The rooms have recently been refurbished over 2016. We are having an open day to show off the refurb on Saturday 10th December. Details of event.
As children gain confidence they begin to explore further and can participate in a wide range of educational and fun activities. Some activities are planned in advance according to children’s individual needs as well as free play. Activities include colouring, sticking, painting, messy play, singing, outdoor play and much more.
The Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (EYFS) is used to plan for children’s individual development and next steps. All children are assigned a Key Person who will be responsible for the majority of the child’s day to day routine. This helps form the home from home bond and also means that parents have a “go to” about there child.
Parents are required to provide nappies, baby wipes and milk from home.