Baby

Room

Our baby room

is designed to support the growth and development of children under two. Our staff-to-child ratio is 1:3 to ensure that children receive ample attention and support. Our staff have received specialised training in the care of 0-2 year olds and hold childcare qualifications

In this crucial stage of development, babies are actively exploring their surroundings through their senses and physical movements. Our baby room provides resources and activities to foster their natural curiosity and growth. The environment is warm, nurturing, and home-like, giving parents peace of mind as they return to work.

Our staff offer a range of activities for learning and fun, including painting, water and sand play, imaginative play, books with bright pictures, and song and rhyme time. Children at this early stage especially enjoy these experiences and are actively developing their first life skills (all full time staff have accessed a form of under 2 training to enable them to support and understand the needs of this age group)

PLAY TIME

The baby room is designed with cushioned areas to provide a safe and comfortable space for babies to crawl, roll, shuffle and wriggle. The environment can be easily adapted for messy play to encourage the exploration of their senses. A variety of activities are always available to support the development of their early life skills. Our staff provide resources and opportunities for more advanced babies to make choices for themselves.
For cleanliness and safety, we have a no-shoes policy in the baby room. This ensures that the floor is free from dirt and debris that could harm the babies as they explore their surroundings

FEEDING TIME

Staff will prepare your little ones bottles as and when needed throughout the day and support them with feeding to ensure their safety. For mothers breast feeding the setting will happily offer you opportunities to visit and feed yourself should you so wish or continue your breast feeding cycle via bottles for you. When age appropriate we encourage self-feeding skills at every meal.

SLEEP TIME

Our facilities include a cosy sleep area where each child has a designated eco cot with fresh linens. To ensure the comfort and cleanliness of our babies, we have on-site laundry facilities to keep their linens and clothing in pristine condition. This dedicated area provides a calming and comfortable sleeping area for the babies

OUTDOOR LEARNING

We believe that exposure to fresh air and sunlight during the day can promote better sleep at night. Additionally, outdoor play provides an opportunity for babies to develop their gross motor skills through physical activity. To support this, we aim to provide regular access to outdoor spaces, both in our garden area and through walks in the local community. Our goal is to create an environment that encourages physical activity, fresh air, and exposure to nature for our babies

Typical daily routine for Baby room

  • 7.30am - 8.30am — Breakfast time
  • 8.30am - 9am — Free play and settling in for the day ahead
  • 9.00am - 9.30am — Focus activities inside and outside such as Development floor play (see here for more information )
  • 9.30am - 10am — Free play/group time.
  • 10am - 10.30am — Care routines.
  • 10.30 - 11am — Snack.
  • 11am - 11.45am — Free play/ focus activity/garden play.
  • 12pm - 12.45pm — Lunch.
  • 1pm - 2pm — Sleep time.
  • 2pm - 3pm — Free play/ focus activity/garden play/ care routines.
  • 3pm - 3.15pm — Teeth cleaning.
  • 3.15pm - 4pm — Free play/ group time.
  • 4pm - 4.45pm — Tea.
  • 4.45pm - 6.00pm- Free play indoors and out and planned activities (season permitting) Staff handover to parents and carers.

NB Nappies changed as required Children sleep in their own natural pattern
Please note the routines are a guideline to your child’s day but remain adaptable to suit the children’s needs.
(All full time staff have been provided with training on how to support babies)

Linden House Nursery

83 west street
Dunstable
Bedfordshire
Lu61se

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