The ground floor rooms at Billinge House are utilised to cater for our youngest children. They have free flow access to three rooms including ‘Snugglers’, ‘Explorers’ and ‘Creators’.
’Snugglers’ is a place of relaxation and sensory exploration. Within this room, children can explore, discover and relax having access to a range of natural resources, sensory experiences and many textured, soft areas.
‘Explorers’ is a place of investigation and small world opportunities. Children are encouraged to re-live experiences from home, they are provided with small world scenes, for example, they are provided with the resources to allow them to re-enact a visit to the farm or even a simple car journey. Children develop their balance and coordination skills as they start to build steady towers or complete simple jigsaws.
‘Creators’ purpose is for texture and sensory exploration, as well as providing opportunities for mark making and malleable experiences. Children can manipulate the various resources they encounter without boundaries and role play within the small world kitchen.
Our 0-2 children have a purpose-built wooden decked area within our outdoor environment which is equipped with a range of resources to provide even further learning opportunities and is at the same level as the grass to aid accessibility and free flow for all. The children are then able to have the opportunity to play, move around and explore in an area designed to bringing the indoors outside.
All nappies, wipes, suncream and meals are provided. All dietary requirements and individual routines are catered for.
What to expect…
Within our Baby room, all children are cared for by qualified practitioners with a wealth of knowledge and experience of working with babies and young children. Within our 0-2’s we can care for up to 15 children all of whom are on a ratio of 1:3. Each child and their family will be assigned a key person and a buddy who will become your main point of contact within the setting.
Your child’s key person will be responsible for monitoring their development and for supporting them to grow into unique, happy, learners. Each child will have their own learning journey which will be updated with photos, comments, and artwork on a regular basis. Practitioners within our Baby room will complete a daily diary to communicate with each family about their child’s day.
All meals are included within our daily fees and each child will be offered 3 healthy meals and one morning snack. We liaise with parents and carers in relation to weaning and are available to provide you with support and guidance every step of the way.
Things to provide – any creams or emergency medication your child requires, formula or expressed milk, bottles, comforters, a couple of changes of clothes, wellies, sun hat, family photos