Operates from 07:30 until 15:00
The baby area. We have created a cosy homely atmosphere where babies are cared for as if they are at home. The room has availability for only 6 children.
We understand that children have different routines at a young age and often their needs are on demand, bearing this in mind all activities are tailored around your child, in a stimulating environment that is always lots of fun with plenty of cuddles and attention from our staff. There is a lovely warm and caring atmosphere with an area for non-crawlers. As children become mobile new opportunities for exploration and exercise open up. A safe and interesting environment, with age-appropriate resources, helps children to develop curiosity, coordination and physical abilities.
This is a time when children can start to learn the beginnings of self-control and how to relate to other people. In this period, children can be encouraged to develop their social and mental skills by people to whom they have a positive attachment. Building on their communication skills, children now begin to develop a sense of self and are more able to express their needs and feelings. Alongside non-verbal communication children learn a few simple words for everyday things and people. With encouragement and plenty of interaction with carers, children’s communication skills grow and their vocabulary expands very rapidly during this period. Exploration and simple self-help builds a sense of self-confidence.
Children are also learning about boundaries and how to handle frustration. Play with toys that come apart and fit together encourages problem-solving and simple planning. Pretend play helps children to learn about a range of possibilities. Adults are an important source of security and comfort.