If we provide enough space and possibilities for moving freely, then the children will move as well as animals: skillfully, simply, securely, naturally.
Dr. Emmi Pikler
Baby and Toddler Room from 9 months until 24/28 months
The Willow Baby Room keep our youngest members of the Young Haymakers family safe, happy and cherished. It is open from 8am to 5pm, for 48 weeks of the year. The Baby Room offers superior facilities and care all year round with the exception of the Christmas period and Bank Holidays. However, parents may opt for term time only if desired. Sessions should be booked in advance and there is the opportunity to increase sessions, subject to availably, on a termly basis.
The Willow Baby Room offers fabulous facilities both indoors and out. This supports every individual to grow both emotionally and physically, to enjoy the richness of the world and environments around them, to explore through meaningful adventures. Areas with access to sand, water, paint, playdough and other creative media supports their creativity and develops independence. Equal emphasis is placed on calm, cosy corners and areas of the Nursery where the children can enjoy stories, rhymes, puppets and songs. Wooden toys, heuristic materials (those that encourage children to discover solution for themselves) and mirrors enhance tactile and visual stimulation. Every environment is designed to encourage physical skills such as crawling, sitting, standing and walking which are all vitally important for development.
Babies need time & space to explore to be curious, to discover their world around them.
To pause & ponder & feel deeply secure within their surroundings. To investigate at their own pace without the top down prescribed activities thrust upon them.