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The baby room provides ample space to crawl and explore in a safe and secure environment. Our paramount aim is to ensure that this is a nurturing and homely environment in which your child's daily routine is followed as closely as possible. We devise this with your continuing input, as your child grows and develops.
Activities and experiences offered in this age group are based on the EYFS, a framework to support children in their earliest years. These encompass personal, social and emotional development, communication and language, as well as physical development.
Young children learn through bringing all their senses to bear on their surroundings. The Tinies room is equipped accordingly, with areas set up to accommodate children at the varying stages of locomotion and exploration. On a 1:3 ratio (max 9 children), children experience an environment that is designed to be flexible to their individual needs.
Activities take place either 1:1 or in groups of two or three. Children encounter music, songs and rhyme, tactile play, quiet enjoyment of books and stories with an adult, construction and small world play. We firmly believe in children experiencing the outdoors from a young age and this forms part of children's everyday activities; enjoying the space of both the self-contained Tinies group garden, as well as the larger spaces of the wider school fields. We see these as essential opportunities for children to develop their gross motor skills, and to nurture their interest in the natural world. Trips into the local environment (for walking and pre-walking children) are also mportant parts of the Tinies group experience.
We have cots and bean bags in a designated quiet area of the room. Sleep time is determined by the routine you use at home. Please note, we do not cross-use bedding and this is kept as clean as you would at home.
Nappies and Toilet Training
We ask you to provide everything that you use at home for nappy changing. When the time comes we help with toilet training; supporting and continuing routines that you set up at home. We do ask that you begin this process over a period of 3 or 4 days when your child is at home with you.
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