Ducklings Room 0-1 year
The Ducklings room caters for children from the age of three months until they are walking steadily, around the age of fifteen months. The unit has its own changing area and small rubberised garden, which is covered so that it can be used all year round. The staff ratio is 1:3.
During the day the staff will stimulate the babies and encourage them onto their next stage of development by using a wide range of sensory activies , activity centres and appropriate toys. For the more active children there will be sand and water play, painting activities,, home corner and outdoor play. The children will also be introduced to books, songs and nursery rhymes.
It is important that staff build up a close relationship with the babies and their parents, to enable us to care for your child as you would want to yourself. Staff are always available to discuss your baby’s day, changes to routine and any problems that you might have. There is also a Baby garden that can be accessed from the ducklings room , this is covered so the children can go out in all weathers and is quieter and calmer than the large nursery garden.
"Babies enjoy using their senses to learn about the world around them. This is demonstrated when they explore a tray of natural materials and experiment with sound as they shake bells. Children have good opportunities to be active. For instance, younger children enjoy crawling and dancing to music." Ofsted 2019