Babies (3 – 22 Months)
At Humpty Dumpty Childcare we understand how hard it is to leave your baby with someone who is not a family member. We adopt a key person approach to minimise the number of relationships your child and you need to develop in those early days, with the sole purpose of making it easier to leave them with us. We have a minimum 2 day booking requirement, research and experience has shown us that children who have regular contact with their secondary care giver settle quickly and build strong, professional relationships with them. This in turn minimises the anxiety the child experiences and enables them to quickly feel confident and at ease in the nursery.
At Humpty Dumpty Childcare babies are cared for in their own bespoke part of the nursery, which creates a wonderful baby friendly environment, ensuring that equipment, toys and resources are always available for them to access and explore. Each nursery has its own dedicated Baby Room Leader who is qualified, experienced and passionate about caring for under twos. We would encourage you to spend some time with them during your visit to the nursery.
Our focus is on delivering the prime areas of development: Social & Emotional Well-Being, Communication & Language and Physical Development. Our Baby Room Leaders organise a wealth of educational activities everyday such as: messy play, painting, role play, music, singing, dance and of course story time. Sensory play is essential for development and we ensure every child is stimulated and given every development opportunity. All this new learning and activity is, of course, tiring so we have sleeping facilities to ensure babies are able to sleep and enjoy some quiet time throughout the day.
Outdoor play and the freedom to explore are vital to developing babies, we therefore try to get the babies out for some fresh air every day. We have buggies and rain covers to ensure that the children are comfortable even on chilly days.
As the babies become more mobile and begin to explore their surroundings with more confidence, we assist them in discovering more about the world. We support your child’s independence skills with learning to walk, talk and feed themselves.
We communicate with parents via Parentzone (an online app), verbally when you drop off and pick up or via home link books. Or a combination of everything, which ensures that developmental information is passed regularly between nursery and home. Your child’s Key Worker will carryout observations and assessments, all of which will be shared on a regular basis with you.
We would always encourage you to visit us, we are confident you will find Humpty Dumpty Childcare to be a caring and nurturing place to leave your baby.