Little Chicks – Baby Room
Farmside recognises the importance of attachments between babies and their caregivers and our baby room staff ensure that their welfare is paramount. Each child has a key person that they can emotionally bond with so they feel happy and safe throughout their time with us. We like to work closely with our parents on their child’s routine, activities and interests and their development as ultimately you are the key source of information with regards to your child.
Our baby room cares for children from 6 weeks of age up until approximately 12 months. Their transition to our toddler room is based on their developmental needs rather than their age. The staff will support your child with reaching important milestone such as feeding themselves, encouraging them to crawl/walk and build up the foundations to their communication. In terms of your child’s care giving routines we have a separate bathroom where nappy changing and toileting routines are carried out. Each child has their own named nappy/wipe/cream box to ensure that their own items are used at all times to prevent allergic reactions from certain products. We also have a separate sleep room with cots where the children are monitored every ten minutes whilst they sleep. This is to give them a relaxing and peaceful environment where they can fully rest. Each child has their own named box containing a blanket and sheet.
The babies have the opportunity to take part in lots of activities for their enjoyment and learning. We offer a range of activities including messy play, sensory treasure baskets, story time and singing, heuristic play, mark making, outdoor play, baby forest schooling, trips into the community and much much more! Each childs interests are at the centre of all these activities and are readily available for them to explore!
Parents are asked to provide: Nappies/Cream, Wipes, Bottles, Milk Powder, Spare Clothes, Sun hat and factor 50 suncream.