Outer Space6 weeks - 1 year
Learning and Development
During their first year of life, young babies’ physical development is rapid as they gain increasing control of their muscles. They quickly become mobile and develop skills in moving their hands, feet, limbs and head and are able to handle and manipulate objects. Learning begins from the moment of birth and even before their first words, they learn a lot about language by hearing people talking and are especially interested when it involves themselves and their daily lives. At One Upon A Time Daycare our regular, but flexible, routines help our young children to gain a sense of order in the world and to anticipate events. A wide variety of experiences are offered, which involves all five senses, encourages learning and an interest in the environment.
The Indoor Environment
The indoor environment for our youngest children is like a second home, providing a place for rest, eating, sleeping, activity and exploration. Our baby room has ‘sensory areas’ to explore; these include a ‘sensory lights’, a ‘black and white area’ with reflective materials, mirrors and soft lights.
Your young children will be able to enjoy discovering with paint, sand, water, corn flour and other tactile materials as well as rolling, grasping, observing, socialising and tasting. A cosy, inviting book corner promotes an early interest in literacy.
Our baby room also has a separate sleep area equipped with cots, bedding and sleep monitoring procedures and a cosy loving environment.
The Outdoor Environment
We have a outdoor area which is accessible through our under the sea room. This area is seperate and specially designed for the younger children. The outdoor environment gives our younger children a chance to explore, use their senses and be physically active supported by their Key Worker.