Our main aim in the Baby Unit is to follow your child’s individual routine; maintaining your own feeding, toilet training and sleeping pattern, to make your baby feel happy and content. The unit is self-contained with specialised nursery nurses who are able to provide a flexible and adaptable approach that is both loving and supportive. There are homely comfy chairs and cushions for your baby to share quieter moments within their day.
The Baby Room
We provide a seperate sleep area for sleeping babies where they can have a restful, unbroken sleep, closely monitored by the nursery nurses.
The Early Years Foundation Stage guides us in providing an environment which enhances your babies curiosity. Visual stimulus is provided through mobiles, colourful displays and decorations at heights that will attract attention. Physical stimulation is encouraged through activity centres, mats and `baby gyms’. Emergent speech is progressed through the use of very simple, strongly illustrated books, plenty of verbal contact and hand signals with nursery nurses.
Routines from home are followed to allow a smooth transition into the nursery. Staff are happy to discuss routines and offer advice as your baby progresses through various milestones.
Every baby up to a year old will have its own daily record detailing feeds, sleeping patterns and nappy changes. This is available to parents/carers and ensures that any problems, which may arise from time to time, are recorded for later reference. Parents/carers need to provide formula milk, and nappies. Once you would like your baby to start weaning we offer the choice of you of you providing food in jars or packets made to your request or alternatively we will blend our food made fresh on the premises to the correct consistency for your babies’ stage of development.
We choose Nursery Nurses who specialise in this age range and offer a continuity of care. The unit operates with a minimum of four specialists that support a maximum of twelve babies. The Baby room co-ordinator maintains control of day to day routines, activities and teamwork.
As your child reaches toddler stage they may spend a proportion of their time with the older children. This helps to make the transition to the main areas much easier and safer; particularly when brothers or sisters are already at the Nursery.