In our Baby Room we have highly experienced staff whose priority is to follow the home routine of each baby as closely as possible (Staff Ratio: 1:3). We have a spacious play area with a quiet and secure sleeping area. We provide a variety of stimulating activities in a caring and friendly environment in order to promote your baby’s all round development. Each day staff take babies outside so that they get as much fresh air as possible. All planning will be displayed on the room wall, for you to view and see what activities and developments your child will be participating in each week.
Our fees include nappies and formula and we are a breast feeding friendly nursery, supporting mothers who wish to breastfeed in their return to work. Our staff are trained in the storage and use of breast milk and we welcome you to visit and feed during the day where possible.
When your baby has found their feet we would hope to advance them to the Tweenie Room, this would only take place after discussions with yourself.
Children in our Tweenie Room are cared for under the supervision of qualified and experienced staff (Staff Ratio 1:4). A range of quality toys and activities are provided for the continuing development of your child. The period in the Tweenie Room provides for a smooth transition to the toddler stage by adopting a more challenging and varied approach to the day. This will include activities such as painting, sand and water play, music, physical activity and much more. This may sound a little complicated for young children but it is possible for an eighteen month old child to play with sand and water or create a mini masterpiece with paint, and they love it!
A record of your child’s activities and developments are provided by your child’s keyworker at the end of each day.
At Holyrood we pride ourselves on ensuring that when children leave the nursery to start at school they do so confidently and independently, taking with them the enjoyment of learning and a pride in their achievements. We would strive for your child to be able to have the following skills when leaving the nursery: recognising and writing their own name, demonstrating good observational skills, showing preliminary reading skills, able to confidently control a pencil, demonstrating creating skills and knowledge of numbers.
At the end of each year the children take part in a graduation ceremony where they are presented with their leaving certificates and there is always a special party to mark the end of their time at Holyrood Swinton!
Here at Holyrood Nursery Swinton we are extremely proud of our newly refurbished outdoor area. We have found that our nursery offers the biggest outdoor space for your children in the immediate local area and we love to show it off! Not only do we have an extensive outdoor area which children of all ages can access but we also love taking our children outside the nursery and into our local surroundings! Our youngest children are often seen out in our double buggies enjoying the fresh air, sights and sounds of the local community. Our babies also have their own dedicated outdoor play area so they can have play outside in a safe and secure environment too. We use Walkodile Child Safety Systems and high visibility vests to keep children safe when out on trips away from the nursery.
We believe there is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing, so we ask that parents provide their children with appropriate clothing, from wellington boots to sunglasses.