We have a large airy ground floor Baby Room which holds up to 12 Babies comfortably. We have a minimum of 1 member of staff to 3 Babies and aim to usually have more than this. We have a dedicated cot room, which is separate to the play room, in which each child has a cot with clean linen. We also have laundry facilities on the premises to help us keep our Babies clean and comfortable.
Healthy fresh foods are prepared each day including a wide range of vegetable and fruit purees. We fully support breast feeding mothers and will always work with you to ensure the best possible care for your child.
In line with OFSTED Guidance our Babies can go outside each day to ensure that they get regular fresh air and exposure to a range of different stimuli. Our Baby & Toddler Room has a free-flow access to our Garden which has a covered shaded area and a variety of activities to explore. We are also fortunate to be located in close proximity to Mortlake Park and the Thames River Path which the Toddlers especially enjoy visiting during the summer months.
Settling-In: We offer up to 6 settling-in sessions over a 2 week period and at different times of a day. We start with a 1 hour session and gradually build this up to a 3 hour session over the 2 weeks. After this your child joins the Nursery on a regular basis. We recognise that this is a big step and understand that all children are different. As such we base the children’s transition and settling-in around each child’s individual needs. We will discuss and agree the best plan for your Baby with you during your enrolment.
Key Workers: On joining My Sunshine Day Nursery your Baby will be allocated a Key Worker. This decision can be based as much on who it is that your child forms a natural bond with during their settling-in sessions.
Famly – our Nursery Communication App: All Babies will have daily communication notes available to you as parents through our Nursery software programme called Famly. Through Famly we document your child’s Learning Journey and detail all the information about your child’s day at Nursery including Nappy Changes, Feeding, Milk and Sleep as well as any comments on how they have been throughout their day. We encourage parents to download and use the Famly app on a daily basis as a form of communication with our team at the Nursery by adding your own notes and comments to your child’s key worker regarding any changes in your Baby’s routine.
Curriculum: We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum for all children, and, using our specially developed Learning and Development tracker, we monitor each child’s learning and development progress. We plan individual activities for all children and develop “next steps” based on the observations made by the Baby Room staff. We will always ensure that all Babies are provided with a wide range of interesting activities and experiences to build upon their development in all areas of learning.
Extra-Curricular: A variety of extra-curricular activities are put on throughout the year to provide your child with additional fun-based learning and development activities.
All our Babies will have daily communication notes available to you as parents through our Nursery software programme called Famly. To find our more please contact us.