Our ducklings are aged between approximately 10 weeks and 18 months, dependent on the child’s individual needs. The staff child ratio is 1:3 accommodating up to a maximum of 18 children over 3 well equipped rooms .
We work within the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework and one of our priorities is working in partnership with you as parents in the development of your baby. Our aim is to provide a secure and loving environment where babies and young children are safe to explore and learn with guidance and stimulation from our staff.
Each baby has their own progress profile, verbal feedback is given at the end of each day and a daily diary is completed by our staff, and we encourage you to contribute to this also.
Each baby will be designated their own primary key person together with a co key person who together will develop a strong relationship with you and your baby.
The transition period to the next room (Puffins) occurs over a two month period. This is discussed with parents beforehand.
Regular snacks are provided for our children and all of our meals are supplied by sodexo, the trusts catering provider. There are daily choices for your child including meat, fish, vegetarian, halal. Any special dietary needs can be catered for.
All meals for children under the age of 12 months are salt free.