Our Baby & Toddler rooms share a dedicated sleep room. Older children have sleep mats and are supervised in the main room during sleep time. Duvets are only used for those children over 1 year old and cellular blankets are used for the young babies. Bedding is laundered at least twice a week.
We have a baby monitor installed and we check sleeping children regularly.
We provide individual storage baskets/boxes for our youngest children’s personal belongings e.g. spare clothes, nappies, wipes, creams and dummies/comforters etc. We suggest that children requiring dummies for sleep time, leave one with us in a labeled ‘dummy box’. Parents are required to provide a supply of nappies and wipes, which can be stored at the Nursery.
Children are encouraged to change into slippers; outdoor shoes are stored to change into for outdoor play. Shoe label suppliers are available on request. We recommend ‘welly’ boots for winter/wet outdoor play. Parents have also found it useful to provide ‘waterproof’ suits/jackets/trousers, to protect clothing and keep children dry, giving even the youngest children, the opportunity to explore the outdoors.
NURSERY & EARLY YEARS ROOMS
We have a nursery uniform, which is available direct from us. We believe that uniform creates a sense of belonging as well as saving the good clothes from paint! Welly boots are not essential in our large garden as we play on our ‘all-weather’ surface if it’s wet. It is advantageous for children to be toilet trained when joining the Nursery room, however, if your child is not ready, we will support you and your child when you feel it’s time.
Children are encouraged to leave comforters in their bag; those children still requiring a sleep can do so in our ‘Quiet Corner’ under the watchful eye of our staff.
All new children are given a tote bag to store personal belongings including spare clothes for those little ’emergencies’
Children should be supplied with suitable clothing for outdoor play – whatever the weather! Please see our UNIFORM page for more details.
When those hot summer days do arrive we ensure that all children are protected by sunscreen. We can protect your child using a product called Deb Deflect, which has an SPF of 30, is hypo allergenic and fragrance-free. A small annual charge is made and this ensures that your child is protected throughout the day. Further product information is available on request.