We are licensed for new born babies but in practice our youngest children are usually 3 months old. We offer a large room for our under 2s children with more than enough space for babies to practise crawling, walking and running. Part of the room is reserved for babies less than 6 months old with their own space to explore their senses and develop their physical movement. The Ra room also has its’ own playground with a large sandpit, a playhouse and climbing equipment. There is also access to a large grassy garden.
The team in the Ra room is a mix of qualified early childhood educators and teachers with excellent life experience. All approach the children in their care with respect, love and commitment. Our youngest children cannot yet tell us what they need in words, so reading body language and getting to know your child very well is so important. We form strong bonds between our teachers and families.
Children between birth and two years of age are taking in an enormous amount of information. Our role as teachers is to help them to process that information and use it to their best advantage. This includes reaching physical milestones such as talking and walking, and also social achievements such as turn taking and sharing. It is important for us to recognise that each child learns at their own pace and in their own way.