Welcome to Moon Beams our baby / toddler room. We hope that the following information will be useful to you, however, if you have any further questions, please feel free to talk to a member of staff within the room or to message Vicky , Dawn or Debs on our Famly app.
Vicky and Dawn and Debs head up this team and together alongside the children's individual key person they track each individual child’s development and plan activities based around this information. Moon beams has a team of enthusiastic practitioners ranging from an apprentice to Level 3 qualifications. The whole team ensures that the room creates a welcoming, stimulating environment for our very youngest children giving them the best start in their nursery life.
When your child joins Moon Beams they will be given a few weeks to settle in to see if they develop any strong bonds with a practitioner so in fact they get to choose their on key person, they will also be given a buddy Key Person. A buddy person will spend time during your home visit getting to know you and your child before they start settling in sessions at the nursery. With information provided by your buddy person they will record observations and plan your child’s next steps. Vicky, Dawn and Debs as well as your child’s Buddy Key Person are on hand to answer any questions that you might have before your child starts nursery, once they are settling in and during any part of their nursery adventure!
The children in Moon Beams are aged from 6 months to around 18 months, moving to Little Stars or Sunshine Corner when they are ready for the transition.
Activities and resources are age and developmentally appropriate. The room is spacious and also boasts a self-contained side room with its own nappy changing facilities and small milk kitchen, a separate sleep room, a carpeted area with cosy cushions, a sensory play area and a large physical developmental movement room.
The sleep routine for babies and toddlers can be the same as at home. Each child will be allocated their own cot/ sleep mattress / or pod with their own sheet and blanket. Babies will sleep in our sleep room where they are checked every 10 minutes by a member of staff or in the smaller room with a practitioner present at all times. We also have a baby monitor with a camera. Older toddlers will sleep on mattresses in the side room away from other children, this enables them to prepare for Little Stars or Sunshine Corner.
As mentioned above, we like to take the children out regularly with our fleet of buggies. We visit the duck pond, the maze, parks, the market and the library. During the warmer months we may visit the zoo or the farm further afield on our mini bus driven by Dave.