Baby Care

 

The charming building has been sympathetically restored to create a beautiful calming atmosphere for young babies with far reaching views of the river Severn and Malvern Hills. The unit sits within the 200 acres of Bennett’s Dairy Farm offering babies a wealth of opportunity for daily walks and the wider environment.

The Baby Care Department received outstanding results in their first Ofsted inspection and is led by a very experienced and well trained team.

 

As a Department we pride ourselves on the:

 

  • Highly qualified and experienced Staff Team
  • Individualised patterns of care routines
  • Monthly invoices
  • Flexible payment options
  • Key person system
  • 24 bespoke places
  • Excellent security arrangements
  • Direct telephone to the Baby Care Staff
  • Daily liaison and consultation with parents and detailed handover at pick up
  • Cloud based, instant communication system
  • Large open plan building
  • Spacious and well lit day rooms
  • Spacious sleep room with subdued lighting, black out blinds and individual cots
  • Wide range of physical, tactile and sensory equipment
  • Freshly prepared farm house meals with all dietary needs catered for/Baby Led weaning supported
  • Daily walks within the grounds and along the river side in prams and pushchairs
  • Exciting views of the farm, dairy herd, wildlife, tractors and farming gear
  • Weekly activities at the main building to include Baby Gym, Music, Clamber Club, Story Sessions and festival days
  • Careful and personalized transition for babies into the Toddler department when ready
  • Car park for Baby Care Department
 

We welcome babies into the Baby Care Department after a careful and detailed consultation with parents/carers. Staff members ensure each baby receives that all important individualized attention as well as maintaining daily routines of feeds and sleeps as set out by parents/carers. Every child has a designated key worker who builds excellent relationships with baby and communicates daily with parents.

The brightly decorated day room has a wide variety of equipment and resources for babies to engage with encouraging development across all areas, whilst feeling secure, safe and nurtured. There is sensory soft play equipment, imaginative circus tent, mirrors, wooden interactive wall displays, books, variety of rattles, treasure baskets and a variety of wonderful mats and cushions to kick around on! There are various wall hangings, mobiles, wall art and sun catchers hanging from the attractivebeams to stimulate the babies in their wakeful times and cruising children can enjoy the wooden kitchen area or mirrored triangular tunnel.

Staff are experienced well qualified and are carefully selected for their particular skills and attributes for young babies. All staff complete a Paediatric First Aid course every three years as well as Safe guarding Training,  Food Hygiene and many other specific baby  training programmes.

A large Sleep Room enables babies
to be peaceful but carefully
monitored as they sleep

The staff team are responsible for the care of all the babies within the department however each member of staff is assigned to specific babies and will be known as their key-person. A key-person’s main role is to build a special relationship with their key-children and really get to know their babies and develop a bond. As well as this they observe their babies on a weekly basis in accordance with the Early Years Foundation Stage. Planning is done from these observations to ensure all of the areas of development are being covered within the unit and regular feedback to parents is done online via the Tapestry system where many photographs and videos can be included

Daily walks around the farm and wider environment are an integral part of Worcester Early Years Centre. The babies thrive on the fresh air and love going out to see the cows and the older children playing at the main centre as well as the boats and swans by the riverside. We include the babies as much as we can in the main school joining in with such activities as Clamber Club in the main gym, story sessions with the older children and garden activities and music. Babies are invited to join in with festival celebrations in the main hall or the annual Campfire Assembly where they can watch and listen to a variety of stories and songs with the older children from the comfort of their pram or pushchair.

Feeding and meals are a special time within the Baby Care Department. Milk feeds, drinks and weaning foods can be provided by parents/carers and refrigerated space is allocated for this. When children are ready and after full consultation with parents, they can be introduced to our freshly prepared farm house meals. These are cooked daily up in the main kitchen and can be liquidised or mashed according to each child’s specific weaning needs. Constant liaison and communication with parents ensures that weaning routines and the transfer to solids is a rewarding and enjoyable experience. Menus and ingredients lists are available on noticeboards and on the website for parents’ information. Special diets can be carefully catered for. Parents are encouraged to chat with the staff team and the Catering Manager to ensure that their baby’s individual requirements are well met and monitored.

Staff members document nappy changing, feed times, weaning and mealtimes, sleep patterns as well as chatting to parents/carers at pick up time about their child’s day and developmental progress.

Places

Places in the Baby Care Department are booked and invoiced on a monthly basis over the 50 week annual pattern. The Baby Care Department closes for one week at Christmas and one week at Easter. Parents are not required to pay for these closure periods.

Places in the Baby Care Department are in great demand and we advise parents/parents-to be or carers to contact us as early as possible for an initial discussion and to arrange a date to have a tour of the Department and to meet the staff team. We look forward to welcoming you and your baby to discuss your personal requirements and to share with you our beautiful facilities and unique vision of top quality baby care.