Bumblebee Room / 3 Months – 2 Years
Staff Ratio: 1:3
Age Range: 3 Months – 2 years
The Baby Room promotes warmth, security and a sense of belonging, as we try and make the feeling of home from home. We aim to provide a friendly and loving environment for the babies to thrive in.
Room Leaders organise settling sessions for both mother and baby and the amount of settling we need to do will depend on what the placement is. We do not charge for these settling sessions.
Parents complete an induction form, which allows us to familiarise ourselves with the child’s habits and needs. We inform parents about their child’s routine as well as making parents familiar with all our policies – including our weaning policy, which is especially important in today’s society where more and more children are developing food allergies. All information that we gather is then placed on our records and kept in the room for all staff to familiarise themselves with. We have a daily routine report sheet, which staff will go through with parents at the end of the day, informing parents about sleep-times, play activities, feeding and nappy changes etc. An electronic photo album is on display for parents, updated daily, showing daily activities of children.
Activities include floor stimulation period in the morning, some craft activities such as hand and footprints and a different toy rota morning and afternoon, with toys like the kitchen, crawl tunnel, ball pool and a sensory board which provides stimulation and exploration for developing minds.
Children’s development is recorded in our Trackers which link to the Early Years Foundation Stage, developing their learning goals, by constructing an individual learning journal. This record follows the child through the nursery and key information about a child’s development is recorded so that when parents come to our Parents Evening every six months they can look at all stages of their child’s development.
The key workers will help the babies to master skills such as walking and feeding, helping them to move onto the adventures of the Toddler Room. The transition is managed carefully and parents are always kept informed of the transition process to the Toddler room.