Babies from the age of 3 months and infants up 2 years old have their own self-contained area, which is cosy and welcoming. Importantly for this age group, it incorporates a quiet zone just for sleeping, known as the ‘Sleep Room’. They also have a reading area, a cosy ‘home corner’, their own kitchen area and a ‘small world’ construction zone especially designed to suit their young age.
One of the most important areas for infants of this age is the sensory and music zone. This features appropriate sensory equipment that allows them to explore and discover through their senses. With these, they can learn from and respond to the feel of tactile objects, what they see, what they hear and what they can smell. Tactile objects include both natural and man-made materials.
The little ones have all the facilities, toys, equipment and activities that they need whilst under our care. Staff lovingly look after them, ensuring that all their needs and interests are catered for. At the same time, our childcare practitioners ensure they are stimulated, so that they learn as they play. Indeed, at this key age, it’s important for us to help them, particularly in the ‘prime’ areas of [the ‘EYFS’ early years curriculum]. So, we’ll nurture their skills and knowledge, especially around communication, language and physical development, also facilitating their progress in social skills and emotional development.
There is always at least one suitably qualified and experienced staff member for every 3 children in this young age group.