Our Rooms – Bedford Nursery
For babies and toddlers under 24 months, the room has been carefully adapted to meet the needs of our youngest children. Boasting a homely and family feel, the room gives the little ones a comfortable and secure environment to explore and develop through the first stages of life.
Our staff build strong bonds with babies, ensuring there is regular honest consultation with parents to enable home routines and preferences are maintained. Puddleducks take pride in working with you to tailor a development plan from day 1. We are committed to the happiness and wellbeing of your baby, providing daily entries to your baby’s personal diary to keep you up to date on progress and milestones.
Around the age of 2, if the child is ready, they would progress to the Ducks’ room. The transition is carefully planned with parents/carers, staff and children all playing an important role at such a crucial time. At this age the children really start to gain an understanding of building positive relationships and socialising with other children. Whilst retaining a fun and healthy environment, through strong bonds with children and adults alike, your child will really develop their language skills and key social interactions.
The room gives the children more choice to develop their ability to make informed decisions, stacks of toys and activities that encourage positive behaviours. Group activity areas including sand/wet play and direct access to the beautiful gardens to enjoy at any time of the day under supervision are often part of daily activities.
Key milestones that the Ducks are encouraged to work towards are pattern and number development, dressing up, sharing, forgiveness and eating independently. Group singing, and story time are always a favourite for the children and everyone loves taking part. Staff will always keep you informed and involved in your child’s development.
Before starting school, at Puddleducks we really believe in building up a child’s confidence and skills to ensure they have a great start to school life. The room is bright and lively with displays of the children’s work all around, helping them feel they are contributing to the nursery environment. Designed to encourage independent development, the room has numerous activity zones – ensuring the children are ever occupied learning in a fun way.
Starting with growing the seeds in small pots, to planting them in the raised garden beds, the Swans are the proud owners of the nurseries fruit and vegetable supply! Learning to look after the plants and care for them over time is a key learning and hopefully they will be bringing home some of their fresh produce before you know it.
There is an ever-changing range of toys and tools to help the children fully develop both emotional and physical characteristics. Puddleducks provides more than just day care- we offer a full pre-school curriculum.