6 Weeks – 10 Months
The nursery aims to provide a nurturing, caring and safe environment for all our children to learn, grow and develop.
The children are provided with stimulating experiences and meaningful activities that cater to their individual needs and further develop their natural curiosity, which allows them to explore the world around them.
At Pedder Patter we believe that children Belong first to their families and that the families are the most important people in our children’s lives. We believe it is essential for staff to foster relationships with families to allow collaboration in guiding children through their development.
Star Fish Information Booklet
We understand that children are individual Beings, and while it is important to build and maintain relationships with others, we acknowledge the uniqueness of every child in an atmosphere of respect, allowing them to engage the joys and complexities of life throughout their physical, cognitive and social development.
In acknowledging the philosophy of Belonging, Being and Becoming, we believe that our nursery reflects the process of rapid and significant change that occurs in the early years as your child learns and grows. Becoming, to us, emphasises learning to allow participation fully and actively in society so that every child has the chance to reach their full potential.
Starfish getting to know you
The Star Fish Room offers a boutique service for children aged 6 weeks to 10 months. One educator is responsible for 4 babies in a small, intimate surrounding. Home routines are followed as closely as possible for the babies.
Relief educators are kept the same to ensure the babies feel comfortable and secure.
Families need to supply the following:
- Bottles – already pre mixed or in a formula container in measured amounts.
- It is advisable to pack a few changes of clothes. (please label all items of clothing)
- A hat for sunny days, as we love to go outside and explore.
Please note: ALL nappies are supplied by the centre unless families stipulate otherwise. (e.g. cloth)
If your child requires medication whilst in care, you will be required to fill out the Medical Authorisation Form (located in the Nursery). Please ensure that the form is filled in correctly, as we are unable to give medication if there is an error (please see the medication policy). Medications MUST NOT be left in the child’s bag, please leave them with a educator who will place them in the appropriate area. Medications are to be signed both in and out at either end of the day.
In the nursery, each child has their own book which the educator records information regarding sleeps, eating, bottles and experiences. These can be taken home at the end of each session.
If your child requires medication whilst in care, you will be required to fill out the Medical Authorisation Form (located within the room). This form must be fully completed and correct, as we are unable to give medication if there is an error (please see the Administration of Medication policy). The written instructions must match what is detailed on the medication container. Medications MUST NOT be left in the child’s bag, please leave them with an educator who will place them in the appropriate area. Medications are to be signed both in and out at either end of the day.