Our Infants Room
In the Infants area we cater for 25 babies from 3 months to 2 years old. We separate this area into two rooms – non-walkers and walkers. We understand that infants are totally dependent on others; therefore we provide a predictable, secure and calm environment for their growth and development.
Our babies room is inspired by the Pikler/Magda Gerber theories and our approach emphasises treating children with respect. We aim to provide a peaceful environment for the child that is physically safe, cognitively challenging and emotionally nurturing. it is designed to accommodate the child’s changing developmental needs and interests in which we strive to provide a balance of activities that help children to progress in social, emotional, physical and cognitive development. Children are offered to explore and interact with other children or on their own.
3 Poplar Rd
Ph: 09 424 6003
3 Poplar Rd
Our aspirations for our children are for them to grow up as competent and confident learners, communicators, healthy in mind, body and spirit, secure in their sense of belonging and in the knowledge that they make a valued contribution to society.
In our infant room we promote primary caregiving, this gives infants a sense of trust through the caregiver and which makes them feel safe and secure in their environment. In turn this provides the infant caregiver to be in tune with the child’s everyday needs. We provide open communication between parents and caregivers and we feel we have strong reciprocal relationships where parents feel confident leaving their child in our care.
Infants and Toddlers are exposed to different resources and play spaces, this allows them to explore inside and outside and heighten their sense of awareness of the environment. Children are given opportunities foe quiet time, sensory experiences, including fresh air and also time to watch or join in. Children in our care are made to feel safe and secure which also enables them to make independent choices.