"Hello, I’m new here! I am dependent on you for my survival. I need help to become independent – to stand on my own two feet. I need help to build resilience – to face whatever comes my way. I need encouragement to explore and investigate, knowing that you will always be there. Show me, guide me, allow me to be me."
For children aged from 3 months – 2 years
We follow the Montessori approach by encouraging our youngest children to explore and investigate whilst being supported and encouraged by their teachers. We have an area for non-movers with bean bags, activity mats and stimulating toys, a quiet area where books are provided and stories are read, a large physical play area and space for messy play!
We have a separate sleep area within the classroom together with a nappy changing area. With equipment at child height, the babies are able to access activities of their choosing. We use Makaton alongside speech to encourage the babies to communicate long before they are able to speak. A range of sensory experiences are provided including body painting!