to the Cub Room. We are situated in the front room of 9 Harvey
room enjoys the early morning sun, shaded by a large sycamore just
outside the window which is a home to some of Harvey Road’s
The staff ratio is 1:3. The room
accommodates nine babies aged from three to sixteen months.(This is an approximate age range. Children can only be moved on when there is space available in the following room) Four
staff are based in the room - a Room Leader, a Senior Nursery
Nurse and two Nursery Nurses. In addition we have an assistant to
help over the lunch period.
is encouraged throughout the Nursery, and all children are
supported and guided to do as much for themselves as
for the very young babies are dictated by their individual needs.
During the settling in period your child’s key worker will
be learning from you all about the baby’s existing likes and
dislikes, just as you had to in the early stages of parenthood.
The key worker may make suggestions or give advice to enable your
baby to settle at the Nursery. For example, it is wise to have
your baby used to taking some fluids from another vessel rather
than being only breast fed. That way, should the baby be thirsty
when you are not around, then the need can easily be met. Needless
to say, we will not change anything without consultation. However,
compromises might need to be agreed within the constraints of
you need to provide:
changes of clothing
plastic bag for soiled items
outdoor clothes and footwear
comforter (if they have one).
milk (SMM or Cow and Gate, but not follow-on milks; special milks
for medical reasons will need to be provided)
Terry nappies throughout the day
for outdoor sleep
beds for older babies who sleep inside.
Nursery supplies a blue bag for the items which you provide. All
items should be clearly labelled or marked with the child’s
name. We cannot take responsibility for lost items if they are not
When you deliver your child, the staff
member on duty will ask for any special information such as lost
sleep or feed or general well-being. This will be recorded. As the
day passes, anything that has happened will also be recorded and
then shared with you at the end of the day. You will be given a
copy when you collect your child.