How your baby will develop
Between 3-14 months of age your child’s physical development is rapid. They gain increasing control of their muscles and develop skills – moving their hands, feet, limbs and head – quickly becoming mobile and able to handle and manipulate objects. They are learning from the moment they are born.
Babies learn first of all through their sense of touch and our rooms offer a wide range of experiences involving touch, and all the other senses.
Even before their first words they find out a lot about language by hearing people talking. We encourage children, no matter how young, to build on their communication skills and to develop a sense of self and to express their needs and feelings.
Alongside non-verbal communication we encourage children to learn a few simple words for everyday things and people. With encouragement and plenty of interaction your child’s communication skills will grow and their vocabulary will expand very rapidly.
Regular, though flexible, routines help your baby to gain a sense of order in the world and to anticipate events. The Baby rooms create a safe and interesting environment, with age-appropriate resources that help them develop curiosity, coordination and physical abilities as they become more mobile – all the while aided and encouraged by our staff.
Importantly, we encourage little ones to start to learn the beginnings of self-control and how to relate to other people, developing social and mental skills with people they have a positive attachment to.