The Kiwi Room (0-15 months)
For children aged 0-15 months the Kiwi Room philosophy is based on the fact that we believe children have the right to be accepted and respected for who they are now. We believe in treating children as individuals that have important thoughts, feelings and needs. Children need time and space to grow and learn at their own pace. We believe in providing children and their families with a home-like environment that is nurturing and flexible to each family’s individual needs.
Our teachers are responsive day by day to the needs when caring for infants, where routines are determined from when the child arrives. Our Nursery environment is prepared to entice children’s curiosity and exploration where testing, trying and challenge is valued.
Play is open-ended and full of fun as we embrace the unknown of how children explore and experiment with their ideas and theories of how the world around them works. Once our young ones are mobile, they usually begin their independence with transporting resources from one place to another, engaging with music instruments and become very busy with clearing the tables, emptying bowls and often develop a real interest in hiding things in the most curious of places!
For new children, we encourage 3 settling visits, approximately 2 weeks before your child’s start date to ensure a smooth and settled transition for both you and your child. This helps them to get familiar with their new environment and meet their new friends, ensuring this is a positive step in their learning journey. Our Transition Policy is available by asking a member of the team.
As well as daily face-to-face catch ups about your child’s day at drop off and pick up time, we also use Storypark to share photos, videos and audio of your child’s development so you never miss out on those treasured milestones.
Storypark also offer a handy mobile app so you can have updates right to your smartphone.