Tiny Stars (0-1 years)
Tiny Stars is where we care for our babies. We take babies from 6 weeks old, the babies usually stay in Tiny Stars until around their 1st birthday. All staff are fully qualified. Our baby room has a lovely homely feel, there is a large carpeted area for the babies to learn to crawl and walk, and a dining and sleeping area for eating and relaxing.
The babies in Tiny Stars can sleep whenever they need to. There are cots available in the room for the babies to sleep in and we also have a cosy area where the children can fall asleep and relax if they wish to do so.
Babies who are weaning will be introduced to our weaning menu. Parents are asked to look at the menu before the baby starts to make sure it is suitable for their child. We do not encourage parents to bring jars of baby food, our meals are made fresh daily.
Mealtimes & Milk Feeds
Meal times in Tiny Stars depends on each individual baby. Parents are asked to bring their own supply of formula milk, and the feeds will be made up when they are needed.
Little Stars (2-3 years)
Little Stars caters for children who have moved up from Twinkle Stars around their 2nd birthday, until the age of about 3 years. We take children who are eligible to receive the 2 year old funding. We can check here at nursery for you if you are eligible for this, if you are eligible, will issue you with a letter and a unique reference number. You must bring this letter to nursery in order for us to claim your funding.
Little Stars have their own dining room for their meals. Meal times are encouraged to be a social time, where the staff eat with the children, encouraging use of cutlery and quiet conversations.
Some children in Little Stars still require a sleep. We have a special sleep room situated on the first floor. This a quiet room where the children can have a nap, or sit quietly and read a book, away from the busy play room.
The children are involved a lots of activities, including lots of messy and tactile activities. We do provide aprons for the children, but sometimes when they just want to play, they ‘forget’ to put an apron on, and just don’t want to be interrupted. So please do not bring your child in their best clothes, anything you don’t mind getting a little mucky is great
The children will have their breakfast around 8.00am, then activities, songs and stories, lunch time is 11.00am, the children who need a nap or quiet time will then go upstairs, the children who are happy to play will stay in the play room, activities for the afternoon and tea around 4pm.