Baby Room

Scallywags Pre School and Nursery in Dover, Kent Scallywags Pre School and Nursery in Dover, Kent Scallywags Pre School and Nursery in Dover, Kent

As your little one starts a new adventure with us, we want to ensure your child benefits from our ‘home from home’ feel. We will work with our parents closely, and incorporate your home routine with your child into their nursery day. This keeps their routine consistent and will help your child settle quickly into nursery. They will have a ‘Key Person’, which is a staff member (also known as a practitioner), usually this would be the person your child feels most comfortable with. Their Key Worker will be responsible for monitoring your child’s development throughout their time in Baby Room and with whom you will meet on parent’s evenings.

Our practitioners will be at the baby’s level, involving them with plenty of eye to eye contact, singing and talking to them. Along with this they will have plenty of different resources to encourage your baby to learn through his/her play. All our practitioners will have a high level of experience professionally, personally or both, giving you the peace of mind your baby is in the highest level of care.

Planned out with our youngest members in mind, there is plenty of space to explore and learn. Staff will be kept constant in this room to allow the children to form bonds with us, allowing their confidence to grow and take part in all the fun activities available, such as craft, reading, singing, heuristic (how things look and feel), climbing and relaxing. Separate changing and sleeping rooms ensure all our space is just for playing and learning. All Baby Room children will have access to our own garden every day, along with buggy walks occasionally.

OFSTED child ratios for under 2’s are one staff member per 3 children, and we will always be in accordance with this.