Baby Bear Room
Our ground floor baby room is bright and airy with a double aspect and a door opening onto the baby garden where there is a soft surface for the children to freely play and explore with a range of outdoor toys and equipment. There is also a sleep room, a milk kitchen and a changing room which form a suite of adjacent rooms for our babies.
In our baby room, we have a dedicated, qualified staff team, who spend time getting to know you and your baby through our individually tailored settling in sessions. Initially, we offer 2 free sessions, however if needed, you may wish to negotiate a longer phase. Every child has their own key person who work closely and consistently with you are your baby to ensure that you are both confident and happy.
In the 'About Us' section, we mention the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), and this is the framework we follow to ensure we achieve your baby's success. To help you and your baby feel confident, every day you will receive detailed verbal feedback, or written if you would prefer, about your baby's routine that day. Sometimes we will take photographs or short videos of your baby's achievements that then will form part of their learning journey. In each room, a Learning Journey will be completed by your baby's key person, and these are a vital link between home and nursery. They document every child's next steps for learning based on their knowledge and achievements, through observation and assessment, along with photographs, videos and pieces of artwork.
Our babies make close friendships, and these friendships will often last throughout their time at nursery and beyond. It's important for us that every staff member knows and loves their child and their parents at Stepping Stones, thus creating our warm and welcoming family.