Baby and Toddler Room

Our baby room is specifically designed with the under three's needs in mind. The area is fully equipped for the non-mobile and toddling children with an assortment of toys, treasure baskets and activities. Children's nap times and nappy changing routines all take place in the one room, to ensure their well being is safeguarded at all times. Even the youngest children join their friends at the table in low chairs, rather than high chairs so all children are on the same level. This ensures meal times a sociable part of the day which encourages language and conversation.

Our soft play equipment is a fantastic resource to aid the gross motor skill development and self confidence.

Child centred displays of the children's wonderful creative works of art and photos of them with their families and pets at home, help to make the room welcoming for all of the children and families.

Our youngest babies snuggle down in Dream Coracles, rather than cots. The Dream Coracles can help babies and young children feel safe and secure whilst away from home. Providing a space they can sit and watch from; a space they can play in, if they want a little place of their own and a space they can snuggle up and sleep in. Babies and children can wake in their own time or settle themselves back off to sleep if they are not yet ready to wake, encouraging independence and self regulation.

This lovely video shows children at the Northumbria University Nursery using the Dream Coracles and explains the benefits of the coracles, including the views of parents and staff.

Dream Coracle Video