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
8am - Breakfast time
MESSY PLAY / ART
9.50am - Snack time
10am - Garden time
11.30am - Lunch time
CIRCLE TIME & STORIES
12.30pm - Sleep time
MESSY PLAY / 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
SENCO & Safeguarding
Senior Nursery Nurse
Step Up Senior