Our nursery room caters for children aged between 6wks-15mths, cared for by a diploma qualified room leader and qualified educators. Our seperate sleep room helps ensure our youngest children get good quality rest throughout the day and allows us to cater for each child’s individual needs and sleep routines.
Upon enrolment into our Nursery the Choklits educators sit down with parents 1:1 to begin to learn about the child and to start building a relationship with families that best supports their child’s needs. The Choklits orientation process is thorough where both educators and parents work together to establish a routine for their child.
A good routine is based on several different factors which can be new to families when they first enter care. Beginning with the child’s personality, parents wishes and home life we collaborate on a routine that sets children up for long term success. It’s not only about when a child sleeps, for example, but also includes how they like to get to sleep, their tired cues and if they use a comforter. We discuss any allergies and dietary needs and go through the Choklits menu to ensure families are comfortable with every aspect of their child’s day.
Young children’s routines do change and evolve as they grow and move from formula and/or breast milk to cow’s milk, so we discuss all options including bringing bottles into care. The transition from high chair to table seating and, although a while away for most children, moving from cot sleeping to mattresses are all discussed and worked on when appropriate for the child’s developmental stage.
Communication and documentation is also very important at Choklits. During orientation we take you through our digital communication tools which give parents complete transparency on their child’s days. When your child goes to sleep, when they wake up and when they have their nappy changed will all be available in real time along with regular photos and updates throughout each day in our app.
Children’s goals and developmental milestones are also discussed during orientation with parents and then recorded in our app which becomes, along with in person conversation, a collaborative environment for parents and educators to work together on their child’s progress and learnings.
Our goal is to provide a warm, safe and secure environment for our babies, making the transition from home to care as supported as possible. Constant communication between the educators and parents is a focus to ensure all the children’s routines are consistent with home life, ensuring we continue to establish the child’s sense of belonging. Outside, the children have their own playground which is separate from the older Choklits children keeping them safe and secure.
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