The baby room accommodates up to 12 babies on a daily basis. The age range of the children in this room is from babies as young as 12 weeks to approximately 18 months where we provide the comfort and security to nurture your baby’s development.
Within the baby room we follow your home routine with a key person and team that is experience dedicated to this age group and your child’s individual needs. Menus are adapted to cater for each child to help support weaning stages, allergies and individual dietary requirements’
Settling in visits are tailored to meet the family’s needs to ensure that children and parents can become familiar with the setting and the team before they start. During the visits it gives us time to discuss your child’s routines, likes and dislikes and we can share information about the setting with you.
The area is open plan to allow the babies freedom to explore independently with our wide range of equipment. Cosy areas, baskets and low shelving filled with treasures such as natural play, wooden items and pots and pans are alongside the more traditional baby toys encouraging your baby’s natural curiosity.
Our Toddler room is located in the large main room next to the baby-room, it can accommodate 12 toddlers on a daily basis with an age range of 18 months to approximately 2 years 3 months.
As your child becomes more mobile, they naturally seek out new opportunities for exercise and discovery. In the toddler room we plan for activities that are based on the children’s individual learning needs and next steps, however we recognise that children of this age begin to develop their own character’s at Daintry Hall we support all children with a variety of resource’s and equipment that encourages curiosity, co-ordination, physical skills, communication and independence.
Planning is completed with the children’s individual needs and next steps in mind. We give choice keeping toys at a level that they can reach in clearly label boxes.
Messy play, imagination in the home corner, designing a wonderful picture or using one of our different outdoor play areas including a variety of resource’s our toddlers can be found having fun whilst developing all these skills.
Social skills are supported by group play, games, circle time, toileting/nappy changing routines. Meal times are a happy sociable time where the children sit with the team members around the table, meals are served to the table in serving dishes and served individually to the children. As the toddlers become more independent, they are able to begin to serve their own food out and help in setting the tables.
At sleep times the children settle down on their own mattress, snuggly covered and cuddling any preferred teddy/comforter. Curtains closed the team sit alongside the children whilst they go off to sleep. Team members stay alongside the children to ensure they remain safe until they wake.
Within our playroom, we can have 12 children in this room with an age range of 2 years 5 months to 3 years
Children are beginning to be more independent and skills are now developing at speed, full of energy and fun they are be able to take part in a wide range of fun but educational activities to develop investigation, questioning and new experiences. This includes basic Makaton, French and Stretch and Grow.
When it comes to potty training, we will encourage your child to be as independent as possible whilst allowing them to take control at their own pace. Meal times are sociable times where the children are encouraged to help serve out. For those children who still need the lunch time sleep we have space for them to lie quietly.
Within the playroom we begin to actively encourage them to start to prepare for pre-school, so self-selection of activities and independence is encouraged throughout the day.
Pre School unit
Our pre-school up to 24 children are housed in the purpose-built classroom unit next to the main building.
It is an exciting open planned area where children are able to move freely, make choices and build up the skills and confidence to move happily onto school.
French, music and Forest sessions are a part of our weekly activities planned and led by our qualified Early Years Teacher.