Baby Care Unit

Poppy’s Baby Unit opened its doors to children on the 7th December 2010. The Nursery caters for 12 children a day aged 3 months - 2 years.

The Nursery is located on the premises of The Old Saddlery based in the heart of Staplehurst with access to local schools, village amenities and mainline station to London close by.

The Nursery was graded by OFSTED in July 2015, our 2nd 'Good' rating in a row.

We aim to offer an environment working closely with parents / carers meeting the child’s basic needs as well as their individual ones on a daily basis.

The Nursery is split into 4 areas; main playroom, sleep room, eating area and garden. The main playroom is designed to enable children to have free access to all the resources with specific areas incorporated such as role play, cosy areas, sensory areas and a book corner bringing together the whole room.

 

 

Baby Unit Routine

7.30am - Nursery Open

FREE PLAY

8am - Breakfast time

FREE PLAY

MESSY PLAY OR ART

9.50am - Snack time

10am - Garden time

FREE PLAY

11.30am - Lunch time

CIRCLE TIME & STORIES

12.15pm - Sleep time

FREE PLAY

MESSY PLAY OR ART

4pm - Tea time

5.30pm - Drink and biscuit

6.20pm - Last Collection

 

 

Baby Unit Objectives

  • To provide a happy and loving environment that is safe, secure and stimulating as well as safe guarding the children

  • To promote equal opportunities throughout the setting while also recognising each child as an individual

  • To provide age and stage appropriate activities that challenge the children and further their development and to follow the EYFS

  • For children to have a good relationship with their key person. To ensure all their needs are met and that they feel confident and happy in the setting.

  • To have a good working partnership between staff and parents. Involving parents in children's care and sharing information or concerns

 

Jess Clark

Deputy Manager

Anne Hollamby

Step Up Senior

Louise Kitchenham

Step Up Senior

Demi Fiore

Step Up Senior

Vicky Dervis

Nursery Nurse

Jennifer Collins

Nursery Nurse