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Doodle Do Day Nursery

The Old Church Hall

Portland Road

Bishops Stortford

CM23 3SL

BABIES

We operate a strict ratio of 1 adult : 3 babies in our baby room, which is home to up to 12 children at a time aged between three months and 18 months*. It has a home from home feel, which creates a calm, safe a loving atmosphere.

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The room can house up to 15 children at a time aged between around 18 months & 2 years 3 months*.  It is laid out across two rooms, the messy play room and our main play room. These two rooms inter-connect and the children are encouraged to move between the two freely to explore all of the activities on offer.

TODDLERS

At this age a child's independence & curiosity blossoms.  We have worked hard to ensure that our toddler room is a safe, busy & exciting place to be - full of age appropriate, stimulating activities & equipment to play with & explore.  There is lots of space inside & out to support new found physical skills & energy-levels and subject to weather conditions, our toddlers spend at least an hour per day outside in the garden.

In the toddler room, we operate a 1:3 adult: child ratio through a team with heaps of experience with under twos. The team work hard to build confidence & self esteem amongst the children through close relationships, praise, encouragement & behaviour modelling.

Being a toddler is tiring!  Should your child need a rest after lunch, we will lay out a mattress with their own bedding for them.  

* the exact age a child changes room depends on the needs of the child & nursery capacity.  We always ensure rooms and activities are age appropriate.

 

In this environment your baby will learn and develop through the relationships they build with their key worker & the wider baby room team & through child-led play which focuses their natural curiosity.

Our routine in the Baby Room is flexible and adaptive to individual children, especially in relation to sleeping and feeding, to ensure babies feel happy and safe.  

We understand that a huge amount of trust is placed in anyone who looks after your baby.  

The team in the baby room are very experienced in caring for under twos and have a genuine love of babies.  Nothing is too much trouble when it comes to your baby.