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Grasshoppers (Baby Unit, 0-2 yrs)

The baby unit, known as 'Grasshoppers', provides a homely environment for up to fifteen babies, from birth to two years. These classrooms are on the first floor and are large, bright and airy. We have an area for feeding and messy play and separate areas for sensory play, general play, reading, quiet time, sleeping and other activities. We have up to five dedicated members of staff in the baby room, headed up by our Grasshopper Room Leader. In this room, we very much cater for the individual needs of the child and follow the parent's normal routine. Many of the activities and the equipment used, are designed to encourage learning through stimulating their primary senses of sight, hearing, touch and smell and they are encouraged to relate to each other and to the adults. We have a kitchen specifically for the baby room and a dedicated baby and toddler garden to the rear of the property.

Before a baby starts with us, we welcome parents to visit with their baby for settling in sessions (this is encouraged in all groups). This ensures greater consistency and exchange of information for when your baby starts. Once with us, each child has an online Learning Journey where staff record key observations and map each child’s development. We also use Daily Record Sheets which we share with parents at the end of each session, alongside a verbal handover. These record sheets contain information such as how well each child has eaten and drunk, details of general welfare, milk, food and nappy changes and any other concerns or comments are included.

Nappies, wipes, sudocrem, SMA formula milk, snacks, hot lunch and high tea, are all included. Meals can also be blended/ mashed/ cut to meet each individual baby’s weaning need. We can also store breast milk if mum is still breastfeeding.