In the baby room your key-person will ensure all your baby’s needs are met in a welcoming, stimulating environment. We have lots of messy play activities and age appropriate toys to feed your baby’s young imagination. There is always plenty of time for lots of comforting cuddles to help your baby settle into nursery.
We aim to follow your home routines as closely as possible and at the end of each day you will receive feedback and a daily report informing you of the activities your child has enjoyed, meals, sleeps and achievements.
Our Pixie rooms are designed to promote the individual learning of each baby. We encourage babies to access all areas of provision through free play and having resources at an appropriate level. We have cosy areas too to ensure your baby feels safe and secure with us.
Prior to your baby’s first visit to nursery, we will ask you to complete a “Getting to Know You” booklet. This will help your baby’s assigned key-person understand your baby’s needs from the start and help you and your child settle in with us. Our settling sessions also allow us to get to know your child’s likes and dislikes, special requirements and any routines you wish your key person to follow.
We will let you know about development milestones and daily life at nursery on Tapestry, an online journal where we record all the learning and fun of your child’s early education.
Your baby’s Learning Journal will record special moments and keep you involved in a partnership with us as your child blossoms and grows.
Tapestry allows us to securely share your baby’s progress with you in real time. We can add notes and images and have them immediately available to any authorised person as part of the complete story of your child’s life at Daisy Chain. Parents are able to view and comment on these special moments, and are able to contribute their own stories of the child’s life outside nursery.
Individual children’s interests are supported through adult led activities and we encourage parents to contribute to our planned activities by letting us know what their baby’s interests are at home.
We take our lead from the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum (EYFS), which supports children in their earliest years, providing them with opportunities to experience activities using their whole bodies and developing their sensory skills. Messy play is always a favourite in Pixies as well as other play areas such as heuristic, water, sand, mark making, painting, construction, home corner, music, malleable, early maths and cosy book area. Babies also get lots of fresh air with outdoor play.
As a Pixie, your child will be part of a group of up to 9 babies. The staff ratio in Pixies is 1:3.
Our staff team are encouraged to train and develop to their full potential. All members of staff have enhanced clearance through the Data Barring Service (we use the DBS update service) and relevant references are always obtained prior to employees starting with us.