All our babies start their journey at Over the Rainbow in this room. The routines are tailored to your individual baby while preparing them for their progression into the Toddler room. A full range of age-appropriate toys and creative activities are available for your child to learn and discover with the support of our experienced baby room staff. These staff have attended specialist training in working with babies and the baby room lead practitioner is Elklan trained specifically for children aged 0-3. The Elklan training received by our practitioners enables them to be more effective in their support of children with speech language and communication needs.
Throughout the entire nursery we deliver activities which follow the EYFS curriculum. In the baby room, there is a real focus on the prime areas of learning. As part of our educational programs for babies we promote sensory play, music and movement and we deliver toddler talk activities for older babies. As a setting we strongly consider our baby room environment, making sure that there are quieter areas for the babies to access.
As a parent, you will receive a home communication book and a one to one discussion every day in order to provide a comprehensive update of your child’s daily experiences and well-being. This provides an open dialogue and we actively welcome your input and feedback. We also send home activity and toddler talk packs for the children to enjoy. Our extra curriculum activities for the baby room are mini movers (dance) sessions which promote physical development.