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Babies

Aims

  • To offer security, warmth, love and affection 
  • To meet the basic needs of the individual baby, feeding, changing, sleeping etc
  • To provide a range of stimulating activities focusing on the babies visual, auditory, and tactile development
  • To aid social, physical and emotional development 
Babies playing and smiling at the University Day Care centre

Ages in this section range from 10 weeks to approximately 15 months. Usually babies are ready to progress to the next section when they can walk and are emotionally and socially ready to interact with older children and feel secure with them.

Parental wishes are followed as closely as possible in all aspects of their child's needs. Parents are welcome at anytime.

All bottles must be made up and solid food can be brought in. Nursery will provide a lunch, suitably prepared if required, this is charged separately to fees. A change of clothes for the unforeseen will be safely kept on your child's named peg.

Babies playing in the ball pool at the University Day Care centre

The section comprises two adjacent rooms affording the younger babies safety and the older babies freedom to crawl and walk without any hindrance.

Importantly both rooms offer space, comfort and safety. They are set out to encourage full use of all skills in a bright, friendly and caring environment, making full use of a wide selection of toys. Apart from conventional toys and equipment, we also provide activities with everyday items such as saucepans and spoons, shredded paper and cardboard boxes, sand, water, painting and colouring.

One to one attention is given as often as possible, especially at feeding times and nappy changing.

There is a separate cot room where each baby has an individual, named, cot. This room has a baby monitor constantly operating and the staff also make regular checks.