Harry’s room is registered for up to eighteen babies. Our staff ratio in this room is one practitioner to three babies.
Babies normally move into this room from the Little Stars Room once they are able to walk, as there is a lot of space to run around and explore. Activities are planned around the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework and follow children’s interests, developing their physical, intellectual, social, language and emotional skills.
We encourage your baby’s natural use of gestures to communicate before their first words by using signing with speech and song, to encourage speech development, stimulate intellectual and emotional progress and help us understand your baby’s needs.
In Harry's Room there are the following areas:
Good quality nappies, wipes, and cotton wool are supplied by Nursery unless you would prefer to bring your own. We ask you to provide any creams or lotions you wish us to use for your baby, clearly labeled with their name.
The kitchenette is used for the preparation and serving of food and milk, as and when your baby requires it and in line with your wishes and your baby’s dietary requirements. We provide pureed/mashed and lumpy food for one year olds from the daily menus in line with your wishes, and following our weaning programme. If you prefer, you can send in your own baby food in a labelled container.
The separate sleep room enables us to suit your baby’s sleep routine at home, and is closely supervised.
This room is named after our little star Harry, one of our precious babies who died suddenly in hospital at almost 21 months old, in September 2011. We wanted to dedicate this room to Harry’s memory.