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We at Lexden Lodge Kindergarten believe in the importance of getting beginnings right. A happy and relaxed introduction and supported attendance at this early stage, sets the scene for optimum future development and learning. We know that your baby or toddler needs to be given time, space and appropriate activities that they can explore, in a stimulating, safe and secure environment. Our dedicated staff members ensure that each child has the means to develop in their own individual way.

Communication is paramount between parents and Key people, as we actively follow individually agreed care routines preferred by parents for each child, allowing a gentle transition into the nursery and making it easier for your children to settle.

Typically a day in our Baby room will be led by the routine that each child has they are able to take part in messy play, including art and craft activities, stories, and exploring open-ended resources and toys, with time for those special cuddles with their Key person. They are able to choose what interests them, and can be outside every day, play alongside others, and share freshly prepared and balanced meals with others in the group.

To assist us with providing familiarity, we ask that your child is provided with their own nappies and formula milk. Babies, who are on solids, including purees, will be able to enjoy home-cooked food supplied by the nursery, if meals are included in your booking. We can cater for any allergies and dietary needs; further information on menus can be found later in this prospectus.

Lexden Lodge welcomes parents into the nursery at any convenient time, to visit prior to starting. This builds familiarity with our setting and helps form ties with the key-person who will be caring for your child. It is an ideal time for free discussions concerning your child’s care. We also offer a visit to your home, prior to starting, so that your baby can meet their key person in familiar surroundings.

Your Key-person will carefully observe, record, and assess learning in all areas of your child’s development. Our records are always are fully available to parents for regular discussion with their child’s key-person.

We are also happy to arrange a home visit and trial sessions. Home visits are completely optional, and in the past where we have visited some families, they have been beneficial in helping the relationship between the key person and the child and family to develop. Trial sessions introduce you and your child gently into nursery while allowing you to get used to leaving your little one with us, in preparation for the time ahead.

At Lexden Lodge, we are also proud to offer extra-curricular activities that can enrich your child’s experiences and can build upon the bond between parent and child. We currently have a Certified Baby Massage Teacher in the setting; ideal if your baby is less than six months old, so please speak to our management for more information.


 
 

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