Ladybirds Nursery Ltd
39 Bradford Street
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01204 437 020
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Baby Room

Personal Social and Emotional Development

intent implementation impact
We want our babies to become increasingly curious about their environment. To be able to move with confidence and enjoy all the activities on offer. We want the babies to thrive as they develop self assurance. We want them to play with confidence on their own knowing that their key worker is close by. We will provide lots of activities to entice the babies curiosity, we will alllow them to explore taking small risks, always being mindeful of their capabilities. We encourage lots of sensory activities for developing touch, feel, smell and sight. We will acknowledge the babies for reassurance, encouraging them to become more independent. The baby will have gained confidence when exploring their new surroundings and be able to learn in the confidence that they are safe and cared for.
We want our babies to confident with their key workers, to build positive, secure bonds that enables them to explore freely, whilst knowing they can come for reassurance at any time. We will make good relationships with the baby and their families, we will ensure that we get to know the baby and respond to their needs appropriatley. We will get to understand what the baby likes and dislikes. We will provide consistant, warm and reponsive care as they develop relationships with key workers. They will begin to have a sense of being themselves, they will start to see themselves as a separate person, and comminicate their needs to their key worker.

Physical Development

intent implementation impact
We want our babies to start to develop their fine motor skills, we want them to be able to use their pincer grip and pick small items up between their finger and thumb. We want the babies to reach out for objects as their co-ordination develops. We will ensure there are lots of activities to encourage the pincer grip, we continue this throughout meal time by making sure the babies have finger foods to eat, alongside using a spoon. We will encourage passing items from one to another. They will gradually gain control of their own movements, they will learn how to feed themselves using their fingers and spoons, and gradually be confident enough to feed themselves.
We want to encourage gross motor skills, we will encourage the babies to stand using their leg strength, moving onto cruising around furniture and gradually walking independently. We want the babies to clap and stamp to music, and begin to enjoy kicking a ball around. We will ensure that the babies have the support they need during the process of learning how to walk. We will allow the babies to develop this skill at their own pace, whilst giving them theĀ appropriate tools to aid them. They will begin to gain the leg strength that will enable them to become independent. They will cruise around the room, then when they are ready, we will encourage independent walking. The baby will then have much more independence with their mobility.

Communication and Language

intent implementation impact
We want the babies to begin to listen and respond firstly to their name to gain some identity, then to respond to very simple instructions and understand what is being said. We want the babies to use gestures to communicate. We will talk to the babies giving them verbal instruction in clear single words. We will demonstrate this to the babies by using our visual prompts until they begin to understand the verbal instruction alone. We will help the babies to understand by using gestures and context together. They will be able to follow spoken instructions independently, and carry out the simplest of tasks. They will be able to babble to communicate with adults. They will begin to use single words.
We want the babies to begin babble and get to know the sound of their own voice. We want the babies to realise that when they make babbling sounds that their key person will interact with them. We want the babbling to lead to the use of single words, holding very small conversations with their key worker. We will ensure that we talk to the babies at their own level, we will make sure that we are getting down to their level, and making eye contact when we speak. We will speak in a calm clear manner using simple words and sentences. They will begin to understand single words leading to more complex two word sentences. They will point and gesture to the things they require, knowing that the key worker will respond appropriately.