Our Tiny Turtles and Little Ducklings are rooms for children aged 0-2 years with a ratio of 1 staff to 3 children. They are located on the first floor and are accessed through an internal security door - providing parents with peace of mind. Our staff are dedicated to working with parents to replicate the routines established at home to provide stability for children. Each child will be cared for by a key worker who will endeavor to build a caring relationship and provide feedback to parents about their child’s development. Parents will also be provided with daily information about sleeping, eating and toilet arrangements, as well as activities the children have taken part in that day.
The baby rooms are light and spacious and designed to provide a stimulating environment for the children. There is a separate designated area for our Tiny Turtles! The children are encouraged to learn through play with a variety of toys and activities, including water and sand play, ‘messy’ time, cooking, singing and dancing, story time etc. If that’s not enough the children also have access to our sensory room and ball pit room! The children will also be taken into the garden for fresh air and to play every day or for a short walk in the local area.
There is a separate changing area, potty training facilities and a kitchen to help meet children’s individual needs and routines. Separate sleep areas, with cots or mattresses, are located in adjacent rooms with intercom monitors and viewing panels.
The room leader is Rachel Smith (Level 5 Higher Apprenticeship in Leadership for Children’s Care, Learning and Development)