The baby room (otherwise known as the Piglets) is the beginning of a baby’s journey through the nursery.

The Piglets room cares for babies aged from 6 weeks to approximately 2 years old.

Each new child is encouraged to do gradual visits before they start to build a happy, healthy relationship with their keyworker and familiarise themselves with the nursery environment, this will also include a home visit.

The staff provide consistency of care for each child by following their routine at home as much as possible.

Babies are loved, nurtured and provided with a range of toys, equipment and activities in a stimulating environment.

The Gooseberry Bush believes children sleep better in the fresh air with it being far more beneficial for them. Each child will be allocated a pram or a cot with their own bedding, to sleep in when they are tired through discussion with parents.

We have a separate sleep area (not pictured above) where children will be closely monitored by staff at all times and checked every 10 minutes while they are sleeping. This is recorded on a chart and signed by staff, feedback is given to parents.

Staff ratio is:

1 adult to 1 baby for those under 6 months old

1 adult to 2 babies for those between 6 months and 12 months old

1 adult to 3 babies for those over 12 months old