Our Baby Room is for babies from the age of 6 weeks to approx 18 months. There is a maximum of 12 babies with a minimum 3:1 child to adult ratio. The younger 6 will spend the majority of their time in the Baby Room whilst the children aged 18-24 months, depending on confidence and steadiness on their feet, come out into the other playrooms as part of free-flow and form our Toddler group but still with the 3:1 ratio.
The Baby Room is bright and spacious with direct access to the garden which provides a stimulating environment. We also have a separate sleep room next to the main baby room with 5 cots. The emphasis is very much providing home from home care by working closely with parents and carers to ensure the babies routine is followed. A day sheet is given to each parent which informs them of how their baby’s day has been, this is supported by a comprehensive verbal handover.
Through play and interaction with their carers they are encouraged to explore the world of colour, shape and texture and are supported in their first steps towards language development. We provide an extensive selection of toys and books to encourage their fine and gross motor skills.
Like any parent, I was worried about leaving my 9-month-old daughter in nursery for the first time. I needn't have. Abracadabra staff made her so welcome and a year later when I peek through the window at home time, her playful smile is testament that she has had a lovely day