Croydon Early Learning Centre
6 weeks to 12 months
We understand that you may feel anxious leaving your child for the first time, so we do our best to make this as stress free as possible.
In our baby room we aim to mirror the routine you have at home to ensure a smooth transition between home and child care. The educators in the baby room will work with you to establish a routine that works for you and your baby.
If you are still breastfeeding and you wish to continue we can provide a comfortable place for you to sit and feed your baby. Please feel free to store expressed milk for your baby in the fridge provided. We recommend that you visit the Baby Room several times with your baby before they start so you can both familiarise yourselves with the new surroundings.
When your baby has finally started we will encourage you to phone us, we will tell you honestly how your baby is coping with the separation process.
In the baby room we have endeavoured to create an atmosphere that is warm and trusting, giving your baby every chance to thrive.
You will meet educators that love babies. Our focus is to nurture the attachment process so that your baby feels cared for and settled while experiencing lots of sensory play and social interaction.
Research shows that young babies benefit from having just a few carers in their early months. With us, the staff turnover is exceedingly low and you can relax knowing that your baby will have one key person in charge of their care.
Safe and secure environment
Experienced, caring and loving educators
Balance of nurturing, playtime, and learning throughout the day
Activities based on children's interests and family input
Learning experiences that focus on creative arts, language development, and sensory exploration
Development of confidence, self-esteem, and independence
Regular communication between families and educators