Our focus first and foremost in this room is to provide a calm and warm emotional environment for babies where they feel loved and cared for.
Rachel, our Baby Room Supervisor, has many years experience in early years. As a qualified practitioner, she combines years of valuable experience with a sound academic knowledge of how babies develop into sociable and happy toddlers.
“Babies build a picture of themselves from the way in which they are regarded and treated, particularly by those people who are closest to them.” (M. Dowling, Young Children’s Personal, Social and Emotional Development, 2005). Recognising this, the most fundamental part of our role with babies is to make sure that this picture develops into a positive sense of identity. We do this by treating each child respectfully and as a unique individual, tuning into the things that interest them and providing rich experiences which encourage development across all areas.
Relationships with parents are more important than ever at this early stage and we actively encourage this involvement and feedback. By adopting the ‘key person’ approach, we hope to make this communication as easy as possible for parents.
Described as “a way of working in nurseries in which the whole focus and organisation is aimed at enabling and supporting close attachments between individual children and individual nursery staff”, we believe the relationship between key person and families gives you the opportunity to share your child’s successes, struggles and milestones with someone you know is fully committed to working with you and your family.
 Elfer, P., Goldschmied, E., Selleck, D. 2003, Key Persons in the Nursery: Building Relationships for Quality Provision