We can care for up to sixteen babies in our baby unit. The baby unit is divided into two sections – Baby and Big Babies – to allow us to meet the different needs of very young babies and those approaching toddlerhood.
The required staffing ratio for children under 2 years of age is one member of staff per three babies/children. This ratio is always met and often exceeded. In addition, there is always at least one member of staff qualified to NVQ Level 3 or equivalent with at least two years experience in caring for babies and children under the age of two present in both sections of the unit.
The baby unit is self-contained, but the accommodation is flexible to allow the babies to have both quiet time and also to watch and enjoy the activities of the older children. Both sections have their own self-contained kitchen.