Ages: 3 months to 1 year
We know that babies need extra special care and attention to keep them safe and help them grow. Each baby is cared for as an individual, by our dedicated, qualified, and highly trained staff.
The environments that our babies live and learn within, are designed specifically to stimulate the babies’ senses, creating a safe, clean, and calm home from home area. In accordance with Ofsted’s guidelines, we operate under a ratio of 3:1, children to carers, meaning your baby will have the undivided attention of one of our wonderful carers.
Your baby’s care
Our Baby rooms
Each of our baby rooms is centred around the individual needs, happiness, and safety of your baby. Every piece of furniture in each room is made from natural materials with babyproofing aimed at ensuring their safety. Each room has a cosy comfy area in which the babies can roam around as they please, we also have baby gardens in each location which enhance the babies’ senses and allow them to discover more of the world around them. All of these are implemented to allow your baby to grow and develop their senses and imagination whilst learning and having lots of fun!
Creative play is an important part of a child’s development as it allows their minds, creativity, and imagination to grow. This is why we incorporate it into our babies’ routine on a daily basis. The babies love to engage in creative play using malleable materials, sand and water play, texture experimentation, sensory development equipment, and mark making. Our wonderful staff also plan lots of fun and exciting activities for our babies, based on their individual interests and needs.
Every baby room at Townsend Montessori Nurseries has a separate sleeping room in which cots and beds are placed, enabling our babies to nap in a calm, quiet, and safe environment. Sleeping babies are checked every 10 minutes by staff to ensure their safety and wellbeing. Additionally, changing stations are situated around the nursery, allowing easy and private changing of your baby as efficiently (and as mess-free) as possible.
Meals and snacks
The nursery provides healthy and nutritious cooked meals, along with healthy snacks and drinks throughout the day. Your baby’s routines from home and specific preferences are recognised and mirrored in the nursery setting, to provide continuity of care and as little disruption to your baby’s lifestyle as possible. Staff also liaise closely with the babies’ parents, recognising them as the child’s first and most important educator, and ensuring a successful partnership is formed between baby, staff, and parent.
Every baby has a daily diary in which their day at nursery is recorded. This is so you, as their parent or caregiver, will receive an insight into your baby’s day, which includes information such as what they have eaten, how long they have slept, nappy changes, and the activities they have been doing. Each baby also has a folder which documents their progress and development through observations and reports. Of course, staff are always available for chats and are more than happy to give you feedback about your baby’s day.
When your baby is ready to move up to the next age group – which may even involve a change of scenery within a whole new room – they will visit with their key person who will help settle them into their new environment. Find out more about our key person system here.
Want to see how your little one could fit into one of our wonderful nurseries? Have an explore, we have lots of information about each location and virtual tours available online.
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