Jelly Babies (3-25 months)

Here at Mount Hawke Nursery our Jelly Babies have the pleasure of sharing a rather large area, approximately 75 square metres of space with along with our Jelly Tot. The has recently been refurbished for the purpose and benefit too suit both age ranges. The Jelly Tot space has the capaicity to hold between 6-9 children per session, between 2-3 practitioners, taking advantage of the vast space available upstairs within our setting. Our excellent baby room team will reassure you that you have made the right decision in joining Nurture Mount Hawke from the moment you meet them. They will spend time getting to know you and your baby and will ensure that they are able to meet all your needs and follow your routines that you have put in place at home.

It is highly important that your child feels happy and secure at Nurture. Prior to a child starting with us we offer two free introductory sessions, we will work closely with you and your child and we recognise that every child is an individual, should further settling in sessions be required.

We use each child’s interests and learning style to plan the daily activities and implement the Early Years Foundation Stage to ensure the planning of activities is suitable to each child’s individual stage of development. Each child will have a Learning Journey on Tapestry this will follow their journey and progress throughout their time at Nurture, it will include photographs of your child’s work as well as play as well as written observations on your child’s progress. We also encourage parents and carers share in your child’s Learning at home by posting photographs and comments to their Tapestry account. Please visit our Tapestry and Education page for further information.

We like to children to get involved in all sorts of craft, which ranges from body painting to car rolling! The children explore paints with their hands and different tools to learn about mark making. The children are introduced to lots of different textures, such as gloop, jelly, pasta and natural objects such as pinecones and leaves.

The children explore the outside environment, developing their physical development and understanding of the natural world. We use outside play to encourage and develop the children’s gross motor skills. We take the children for walks around the village and visiting the local park to show the children different environments; and talk about things that we see!

Each day you will receive feedback on your child’s day from their key person who has the main responsibility for your child. We will also give you a ‘home/nursery diary’. This is an excellent way of sharing information about your child.

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Tapestry is an easy-to-use online journal helps educators and parents to record, track and celebrate children's progress in early years education. It is vibrant and interactive and a simple way to track learning and share special moments.

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Text, images and videos can be easily uploaded via PC, tablet or our mobile app - anywhere there's an online connection. Every entry helps to create a complete story of a child's time at nursery, pre-school or school.

When children leave Nurture we can provide parents with a permanent version of their child's journal as a keepsake, either as a hard copy or on via email.

When children leave Nurture we can provide parents with a permanent version of their child's journal as a keepsake, either as a hard copy or on via email. Used by hundreds of nurseries, pre-schools and schools all over the country.


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