Under Two's Nursery
At Rowland Hill Nursery School and Children’s Centre our baby room is a warm, homely environment where your baby can play, explore rest and sleep. Children tend to start with us around their first birthday.
At Rowland Hill we understand that interactions and communication are really important to support your baby’s development. Our highly qualified and experienced staff team spend time playing, caring and singing to develop children’s early communication.
Babies learn about the world through their senses and so their learning environment is very important. Babies grow and develop at a rapid speed from cruising to being more mobile in a matter of months. The Baby room is located in our under threes unit with our long serving staff team.
In the baby area you will find
- A cosy room to relax and sleep.
- Heuristic play resources that support sensory development
- Early song, rhyme and book area
- Role play and puppets
- Space for messy play
- Space for dance and movement
- Dedicated out door space on our deck.
All children have their own key person that offer individual, loving care and attention. Babies need to feel safe and secure in order for them to thrive and so when you met your child’s key person they will talk to you about routines including feeding, sleeping and nappy changing.
The defined areas are as follows:
An indoor area where children access Process Cooking , Snacks, Maths, Literacy, the Reading Village, Construction and Block play , Mark Making, Small World and the Dark room with the light box.
A creative space for children to explore the Woodwork area, Clay and playdough, Malleable/Sensory experiences, STEAM experiences, Transient Art, Exploratory play, Paint, Drawing and Art techniques, Water play , Music/Dance and Projector.
Outdoor area including Loose parts, Literacy and Maths opportunities, Outdoor classroom, Reading shed , Mud kitchen, Digging area , water and sand play, growing and gardening, physical play including the climbing frame and tunnel, small apparatus such as balls and bats, den building, a quiet memory area and Minibeast area , stage area for Helicopter stories, singing, music and dance, recycling depot, large block play, shaded areas and climbing trees.
Some of our children choose to have a sleep in the afternoon, however this is flexible depending on individual’s needs. The sleep time takes place in a calm room with sensitive adults to support the children. Each child has an information sheet which explains their individual sleep needs to support each child sensitively.