“A new baby is like the beginning of all things – wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities.”
– Eda J LeShan
0 – 12 Months
Your baby’s first year of life is an amazing time, filled with discovery and enormous growth. It can be difficult to leave your infant in someone else’s care and be confident that they’ll get the same care and stimulation you would give them. Siblings Nursery will put your mind at ease.
We’ll take care of your child’s daily needs, the same way you do. We’ll also stimulate your baby’s cognitive, emotional and physical development. Our specially trained infant professionals build a bond of trust with your baby and with you and provide a warm and loving environment where each child will build confidence in themselves and build positive and trusting relationships. It’s the kind of environment where children learn best and flourish.
Every child is an individual and will follow their own unique path in developing, however, infant professionals create daily plans to make sure your baby engages in all of the other activities necessary for them to reach the milestones, for example if your infant is close to sitting up by themselves, the staff might plan some of the motor activities that stimulate neck and back muscles.
We make sure that each infant has a care plan, which assures that your infant’s feeding, sleeping and nappy changing needs are met; according to their routine. It’s during these moments that your baby will develop a special relationship with his/her key person. Whenever he/she is awake, our staff will stimulate and challenge your baby by singing, talking, holding and playing with him/her.
Where your infant spends their day is just as important as what they do there, we’ve designed Siblings environment to nurture babies to stimulate exploration and growth. An exclusive area in our nursery garden protects little ones from the older more adventurous children, allowing them to experience learning in a safe space whilst still being active and able to explore the outdoor learning environment.
Come along and visit Siblings Nursery and you will notice the warm, caring environment together with the dedication and commitment to a high quality service.
Starting at 12 Months
“A thousand mile journey starts with the first steps.”
– Chinese Proverb
Your toddler is asserting their independence in new ways every day. It’s exciting, rewarding and challenging to watch. We recognise that children at this age may be at very different stages of their development. Some may have just started walking while others are already exploring the many other areas of their emerging development.
At Siblings we can accommodate your child no matter where they are in their development. Every toddler is an individual and will follow a unique path to achieving development milestones.
Our staff are trained to recognise key signs in your child’s behaviour, which will lead to providing appropriate resources to enhance their learning and development. For all we have a great range of resources, we recognise that experience itself is a fabulous resource. Our staff have worked with hundreds of toddlers – so they have a wealth of experience in seeing what is appealing, exciting and educational for your toddler.
Play provides immeasurable learning opportunities for all young children.
Together with the adult led activities our staff will provide many opportunities to infuse skill building throughout all areas of development. By constantly listening, observing and communicating with your toddler your toddler’s key person will play a key role in helping your toddler develop language skills.
Toddlers have lots of opportunities for imaginative play, creative and sensory material play, active and gross motor play all along the way learning language, social and emotional development.
As toddlers are ready for exploration opportunities we have provided resources on low level shelves with picture – labelled containers to encourage self-help and independence. Toddlers can choose what they would like to play with and as they reach 2 years will learn how to put things back.
As children approach 2 years old, the Baby Unit staff will work with the Nursery and Pre-School team to ensure a smooth transition for you and your child; moving on can be a big step and our childcare professionals are sensitive to this and are available to fully support you and your child.