Welcome to our baby room – where play is serious learning for our little Owlets
The baby room is set on the upstairs floor and cares for up to 18 babies aged between 8 weeks and 2 years. We have an excellent staff:child ratio of 1:3 ensuring that your child has the attention they need throughout the day
Here your baby will be able to take part in activities designed to help his or her development through play, ranging from books, rattles, duplo, baby gym, ball pool, treasure baskets and pull along toys. There is a messy play area where messy activities and art & craft are thoroughly enjoyed by all children. With beautiful farmland on our doorstep, children also get to explore their natural surroundings and visit their friendly equine neighbours from time to time - the horses in the neighbouring paddock.
***New development*** We are having a roof terrace built and our newly refurbished baby room is equipped to adapt to the changes in this age group.
Here in Owlets there are a wide range of sensory play opportunities that encourage the development of fine motor skills and support language development. The staff plan a variety of sensory and physical activities, including painting, books, rattles, Duplo, baby gym, and treasure baskets that help in all areas of the child's development and support them to learn and meet their milestones.
The nursery has an art area where children can get creative with arts and crafts. Our Owlets will enjoy singing, music time and stories to enrich their creativity and communication skills.
There is a messy play area where moments of great creative discovery can take place.
Above all, the baby room environment will provide a nurturing, familiar and homely space – a home away from home.
Sleep is fundamental to growth so here in the baby room we have a dedicated sleep room that is monitored at all times, where each child has a cot with their own sheets and blankets to create a familiar and cosy nook for them to rest after a busy morning or afternoon of play.
At meal times we have low chairs so children are able to sit and enjoy their food with their friends while staff sit with them and support them with feeding. We have highchairs for the younger babies. We provide Aptamil formula milk for babies still requiring a milk feed.
What is Provided?
Included within your daily childcare fee is breakfast, snacks, lunch, tea and nappies. We ask parents to provide a change of clothes, bottles (if required) and comforters.
Getting to know your child
When babies join our Owlets room, we ask parents to provide us with some background information to help us better understand your child’s needs, for example we would like to know about your child’s likes and dislikes, routines that are important to your child and to you, and their comforts. We endeavour to follow every baby’s routine when they start with us.
Each baby will be assigned a key worker who they can build a strong bond with. Key workers will provide written and verbal feedback daily on their child’s day including meals, sleeps and nappies. We record information about each child’s development in their EYFS file which will be carried with them as they progress from nursery to school, and will lastly be given to you as a lovely keepsake of their early years education.
Nice staff, happy to accommodate different needs, always keep you updated on things (both the carers and the women in the office dealing with admin). Our son feels comfortable there and I love the fact that it is near a farm, rather than a busy town centre or a busy road. The children have access to a nice outdoor space and can see some horses.
My son has been going to Farm View for 4 months and absolutely loves it! All the staff are so friendly! We were shown around by a team member who was so helpful explaining the daily running of the nursery and how they monitor and help a child develop. She was very warm and reassuring. All the staff that look after my son have helped him develop with language, counting and social skills. I have seen a huge leap in his confidence since he started at Farm View nursery. We are so glad we chose Farm View!
Great nursery with natural surroundings. Staff are helpful, friendly and helped my child when she struggled with confidence. All areas of learning are met throughout. Would happily recommend to friends and family.
Our daughter has been going to Farm View since she was 10-months-old, and really enjoys it. She has learnt to develop her social and motor skills. The staff are great and do a fab job in helping the children learn. They introduce lots of fun and different activities. Would recommend Farm View to any parent.
Fabulous countryside Nursery with a wonderful friendly family vibe! Our little girl started at Farm View in July 2020 (and obviously not under normal circumstances due to Covid) however for the past 7 months she has been loving going to Nursery. Everyone was so supportive of her settling in process whilst all done in a covid-secure way. We have been so thankful for the measures that Farm View has put in place to keep the Nursery open as it is such a wonderful part of 'normal' for our little one. The daily activities in the Owlet room (and across the whole nursery) are so different that her experience and development is encouraged in so many different and engaging ways - not to mention her social development - she is becoming quite the social butterfly always mentioning the names of friends from her bubble! We are a very outdoor orientated family so I am always delighted that the children are encouraged to go outside whatever the weather! We love this Nursery and highly recommend!