Butterflies is the younger baby room accommodating 9 babies from ages 1 – 2 years. The staffing ratio is 1 staff member to 3 babies.
At this stage the children are exploring more physical play. This room allows the children the freedom to try out their newfound mobility without endangering younger babies in this calming environment.
The children’s senses are stimulated through exploration of the curiosity area, jigsaws, sand & water play, musical instruments, sensory area, songs and books They love all the messy play opportunities such as painting, play dough and gloop. Activities carried out will be purposeful and planned, according to the baby’s individual age and stage of development.
We offer a homely environment in which your child will have familiar routines and experiences to make them feel safe and nurtured…”
Planning and photographic material will be displayed within the playroom allowing parents to view and/or participate in the future progress and achievements of the children.
At this age secure attachments are essential to support emotional development in addition to our daily dose of love and care. The staff are always on hand with a welcoming smile to help build and develop trusting and positive relationships.
In our baby rooms the practitioners use the Pre-birth to 3 best practice guidance and the Together We Can and We Will curriculum. We offer a homely environment in which your child will have familiar routines and experiences to make them feel safe and nurtured and where you will feel secure that their individual needs are respected and valued.
For our baby rooms, each baby is offered their own daily diary to keep record of eating, sleeping, changing times, the day’s opportunities and baby’s individual achievements.
The baby’s progress and achievements will be tracked and celebrated in their own individual profiles. These profiles are available for parents to view at any time.