Our Penguin room supervisor Julie brings with her lots of experience and along with the team ensure that children have a smooth transition from the Duckling room as they move through onto their next areas of development and play.
This is a lovely, light open space for our bigger babies allowing for even greater freedom of movement and ease of access to the outside areas now that these little children are so much more mobile and practicing their independence. Here the minimum staff ratio is one adult to three children
Cuddles remain a very important part of the day as well as messy creative activities, music, dancing and stories all of which encourage the children’s rapid grasp of the spoken word, whilst having a good rapport with parents enables a good understanding of all the children’s individual needs.
Here the children's day is more structured than the younger babies, due to their growing communication skills and mobility, for example the children are now expected to sit at the tables all together for meals and some activities and most have a sleep after lunch all at the same time.
Plenty of opportunities are given throughout the day for the children to choose their own activities and toys. Outside play is also very important and the children are wrapped up against the elements in the winter and covered in sun cream and hats in the summer to ensure that they are able to play outside every day.