Our Baby Suite cares for children from the age of three months in a relaxed, homely environment, ensuring a smooth transition from your home to Nursery.
As well as sensory games and activities, there are comfortable and inviting quiet areas with many opportunities to ‘snuggle in’!
The baby suite follows the Early Years (EYFS) framework, promoting the prime areas of learning. Whether during art activities, baking, building, story time or rhyme time, each activity is carefully considered and serves to promote your child’s development.
We run an exciting programme of daily activities designed to fill your child’s days with laughter. Not only that, but we’ll involve you at every turn, displaying all daily activities and events on our planning display board.
Every week in Baby Suite we have Julia from Talk First come in to teach baby sign language! Research suggests signing babies can communicate complex things earlier, many experts suggest this stimulates brain development and enhances the building of brain circuitry.
You can learn more about Talk First by visiting their Facebook page
Dedicated to early years childcare
All achievements and developmental milestones are recorded in your child’s online learning journey, which is a record of their time at Nursery. It will include photographs, activities and fridge-worthy works of art you can be truly proud of!
Days full of fun
There are many experiences for children to explore with ‘imaginative’, ‘messy’, ‘sensory’, ‘small world’ and ‘physical areas’ which keep our babies very busy indeed! We also participate in heuristic play, which will increase your baby’s imagination and development, setting them up for progression to Lower Riverside.
Our early years childcare celebrates the fact that children need to develop from birth, learning through interaction and exploration of the world around them.
We understand that the right nutrition is just as important to a child’s development as learning and sleep, especially at this crucial age. As a result, here at Riverside Nursery, we place special focus on food and nutrition.
Nurturing healthy babies
Our Baby Suite includes a pre-designed area for milk and food preparation where we will follow your baby’s feeding routine. When that all-important weaning time approaches, we will agree the process with yourselves and begin introducing Nursery food.
We’ll keep you in the loop about everything your child experiences at Riverside Nursery. This includes a Daily Report on the Parent Zone app , which includes information everything from the day’s diet and activities, to any other important details you’ll need to know.
We operate a ‘Key Worker System’ throughout the Nursery where, through each stage of your child’s development, the Key Worker is responsible for forming the first relationship between you, your baby and ourselves. They will be the first point of contact for any communication between us, and will be dedicated to caring for your little one.
In our Baby Suite, the staff ratio is a minimum of one member of staff to three babies.