Our Baby Room has space for up to six babies under two years of age. Staff within the room create a safe, caring, calm and homely atmosphere that complements home routines as much as possible. Each baby and child has their own key worker who carefully plans appropriate activities for their individual interests and age and stage of development.
Early years foundation stage profile – 2021 handbook
Daily activities consist of lots of sensory play both in and outdoors. Examples of some of our activities to encourage imagination, communication and creativity are: singing; sharing books and listening to stories; cornflour; playdough; sand; water; cereals; treasure baskets containing natural objects such as feathers, pots, pans and vegetables.
All babies access our purpose built baby garden on a daily basis and, with written parental consent, enjoy local walks around the village and trips to the park.
There is a daily exchange of information between parents and key workers, verbally, in daily dairies and in their online learning journal, Tapestry. This includes information about your baby’s day: sleep times; snacks and meals; nappy changes and their activities throughout the day at The Ark.
The gate leading to the Toddler Room means that both babies and toddlers can see each other throughout the day, sometimes playing together if appropriate. Transition to the Toddler Room at the age of two years, therefore, takes place seamlessly and naturally.