Our baby rooms cater for children from the age of 3 months until they are confidently mobile. Once your little one is actively up and about with confidence and ready to move on, Tweenies would be their next stop.
Each room has a separate sleeping room and changing facilities. We work on maximum 3:1 children to staff ratio with the continuity of staff being a priority.
Our rooms are bright, cheerful and stimulating which offers a caring and loving environment. The emphasis is very much on providing a home from home care with lots of play, love and cuddles.
Our babies’ development is monitored at regular intervals, and activities are planned to promote the next milestone along the way, be it learning to sit unsupported, scribbling with a crayon or saying that first word. The babies spend time every day cuddling up on a lap with a picture or storybook to develop a close bond with the staff, and an early love of books.
Language development is very important for this age group. The babies are absorbing all of the knowledge they will need later when they begin to talk themselves. They not only learn the names of objects and actions, they learn about taking turns in conversation, sentence structure, expression and humour. It is vital that babies receive sufficient one to one conversation time to ensure that their language skills are fully developed. At Bright Beginnings we make sure that each baby is given plenty of one to one conversation and is encouraged to respond and interact with the staff.
Physical and messy play are also important for babies. We aim to take our babies out for a walk at least an hour a day weather permitting, either to the local park or the river to feed the ducks. We have a range of outdoor play equipment to develop a wide variety of physical skills once the babies become more mobile. Once they are about seven months old, the babies have access to sand and water play equipment and start to discover the joy of painting and crayoning.
We keep a daily record sheet, which we complete and send home and we ask parents to inform us in the morning of any changes to the baby’s routine. This ensures that there is continuity of care between home and the nursery, and no important information is forgotten when the baby is handed over.
The staff always follow parents’ preferences and the baby’s established routine is followed on joining the nursery, wherever possible. Once your baby is mobile and ready to move up to the Toddlers group, he or she will gradually be introduced to the new Key Person and the other members of the group.