Baby Bunnies

Our baby room is designed to offer a home from home environment. Baby Bunnies consist of a designated sleeping room, play area, eating area and separate nappy changing area. We provide a wide range of activities which allow all babies to experiment and explore through a variety of play and sensory experiences using equipment to stimulate and encourage development.

A member of our baby room team has, in addition to her Level 3 childcare qualifications, a further CACHE qualification in advanced baby practice.

A full record of nappy changes, feeds, sleep times and activities are recorded in each baby’s daily diary and passed on to parents/carers at the end of each session.

At Street Farm we aim to work closely with parents and carers and mirror home routines.

Makaton Baby Signing

Staff in Baby Bunnies have been trained in baby signing.

Baby signing helps to develop young children’s social skills as they watch, sing along and play.

Baby signing can give babies a developmental head start and helps them to learn to communicate, express their needs, feelings and wishes, before they can talk.

Breast Feeding

We aim to make mothers feel comfortable in our nursery should they wish to breast feed their babies whilst here.

The baby’s routine will be discussed with the monther and key person and arrangements made for the mother to come in and feed their baby.

If mother would prefer a private area, this can be arranged.

Expressed milk can be stored either in our milk fridge or may be brought into nursery frozen.

Little Ducklings

At Street Farm Day Nursery, we pride ourselves on our balanced curriculum, which aims to help children take an active part in their development.

Learning also takes place outside the nursery. Children can enjoy a wide variety of trips and outings to places of interest in the local area and beyond. An information sheet reflecting on the activities children have taken part in is given to parents/carers monthly.

When your child is ready to enter Little Ducklings, they are becoming more independent and to encourage independence we offer a carefully designed programme of activities. Throughout these activities the staff give lots of encouragement and praise.

Each child is given a daily diary in which staff record information on the activities your child has been involved in that day, meals, activities, sleep times and nappy changes.

Little ducklings consist of a playroom, an eating area, a quiet cosy room, a natural area, a space to be imaginative and a space to be creative.

Little ducklings also have an outdoor area with space to play, explore, investigate, plant and harvest. There is also a sail shade to protect children from the sun.

Farmyard Friends

At Street Farm Day Nursery, we pride ourselves on our balanced curriculum, which aims to help children take an active part in their development.

Learning also takes place outside the nursery. Children can enjoy a wide variety of trips and outings to places of interest in the local area and beyond.

Farmyard Friends is the nursery’s pre-school room The majority of the children in this room are accessing their 15 hours grant funding entitlement. The practitioners plan exciting activities to meet individuals needs and the children enjoy a wide range of equipment and resources to support their development in the 7 areas of the Early Years foundations stage.

Within Farmyard Friends links are built with the schools children will be attending and transitions are planned to ensure children’s move to full time school is as smooth as possible.

The room consists of a playroom, an eating area, a quiet cosy area, a natural area, a space to be imaginative and a space to be creative. The children in Farmyard friends also have the opportunity to use a touch screen computer, tablets and other ICT equipment

Farmyard Friends also have an outdoor area with space to play, explore, investigate, plant and harvest. There is also a covered area to protect children from the sun, under which we have a decked area which has many uses such as a writing area, a cosy space for story-telling and much.

In the garden the children also have a pet guinea pig who they enjoy looking after.