The Baby Room

Where it All Begins

For new parents, taking the first step on the nursery ladder can seem like a daunting task. Naturally, your baby's happiness, safety, and wellbeing will be your primary concern, but you may also have many questions about how it all works.
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As a team of experienced early years staff, we understand the challenges that come with the transition to nursery for both the baby and their parents. Our role is to provide a safe and nurturing environment where your child can flourish, equipped with the necessary resources to facilitate their growth and development. Our team is committed to supporting you and your child every step of the way through this exciting journey.

key facts

0 - 2

Years in age

1:3

Ratio of staff to babies

baby development

There is a strong relationship between early life experiences and how babies develop cognitively, socially, emotionally, and physically throughout their lives. We plan the experiences and outcomes of our babies around the 3Rs of 'Realising the Ambition' from the Scottish Government, these are:

Relationships

Repetition

Routines

In the Baby room, we understand that babies explore the world through their senses, which is why we strive to provide our youngest learners the opportunity to experience a variety of different sensory activities.

Sensory stimulation is an important way for babies to get to know the environment around them and can help them to build cognitive skills involved in problem solving and abstract thinking.

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baby playing in ball pit
Early visual and motor stimulation play a vital role in the development of language and maths skills. Giving babies the freedom to explore and get messy can encourage them to become stronger learners. Allowing them to play at their own pace ensures that they are more likely to develop a natural sense of curiosity and persistence – both amazing traits to help them achieve their dreams later in life.

the sensory room

The sensory room is a safe space for children to explore their senses through sight, sound, and touch using various lights, materials, and background noise.

the messy room

Our adjoining messy room is open for both adult and child-led activities.

the imaginative room

The third room is equipped with resources to encourage imaginative play. Children can engage in role-playing activities, build with blocks, and solve puzzles through jigsaws.
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the sleep room

Additionally, we have a separate sleep room with cots and sleeping bags, where your child can rest peacefully away from the hustle and bustle of the other rooms.
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Meet the Baby Room Staff

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Joanne

Early Years Practitioner

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Rachel

 Early Years Practitioner

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KAYLEIGH

 Early Years Practitioner

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LOIS

 Early Years Practitioner

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KATE

Early Years ASSISTANT

Baby Development

It is widely recognised that learning through play is a fundamental aspect of effective early years practice, encompassing both indoor and outdoor environments.

A crucial factor in facilitating play is to ensure that children and young people have adequate time, space, and freedom to initiate, plan, lead, and conclude their own play. At Smallworld Nursery our practitioners take a reflective approach and intervene appropriately, allowing them to account for children's interests and prior knowledge, providing opportunities for new experiences and next steps in their learning journey.

Find out more information on our policy on play:

our play policy
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What our parents say

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Fantastic environment to nurture their little minds. We are so lucky to have you all.
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My son is a happy, confident and cheeky little chap, his time at Smallworld with you all has been overflowing with love and for that, I will be forever grateful.
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Absolutely 5 star nursery and staff.