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We understand that it’s so, so hard to leave your precious baby in the care of family members let
alone us! We understand the types of questions that will be going around your head – will we
understand when he’s thirsty rather than hungry? will we let him try to feed himself even if he
makes a mess? will we rock her to sleep? If she cries what will happen if I’m not there?
To begin with we normally get new parents to write down all the ‘cues’ a baby gives , for example a
baby might rub his eyes when tired, or push his food away when thirsty. And we like a list of when
roughly he eats and sleeps, although once he’s really busy at nursery his sleep pattern may well
We then we get to know your baby very gradually…………we might start with having him in
nursery for just one hour on his first day, maybe 2 on his second day and so on until the day before
you start work we might do 5 hours or so including a meal and a nap. Of course all babies are
different and we might need a longer/shorter time settling in, and we will talk to you after each visit
to let you know how he’s enjoyed himself, what went well and what not so well. Babies need a key
person – a special person to go back to when hungry, tired or thirsty and your baby’s key person will
always be there during settling in.
Once settled in our lovely homely environment you’ll be surprised how he likes to go to all the staff
he meets. And he’ll love attention from the older children as well…….his family will have grown in a
very short while!
We feed back to you daily about her day, what she’s eaten, when her nappies were changed, what
times she slept from and to, and possibly anything she did that was new, or funny, or how much she
enjoyed singing or bubbles today……..
We track development through an online system, with pictures, and we hope to build up a nice
‘scrap book’ of pictures and anecdotes of her time with us. And we hope you’ll share things that
happen at home with us – funny things, holiday things, maybe a christening or a wedding that you’d
all been to…………. And we hope that if you have worries about her development that you’ll share
them with us, and we will do the same if we have concerns. Babyhood is such a vital time!
And please be reassured about crying………………..normally we have such a rapport with our babies
that we can meet their needs before they need to cry. A crying baby is one who might be unwell, or
teething, and we’ll contact you at once!
Finally, we do encourage you to ring us at any time if you just want to know if all is well. We never