Before infants reach the age of 15 months, they achieve so many milestones.
They begin to crawl and walk, pick up and manipulate objects, make their first sounds and words, play with objects and toys, explore the environment, search for objects and start to complete simple puzzles. Puss In Boots recognize that this is a very busy and important time in the child’s life, and to achieve all of these skills they need security, stability, and the support and encouragement of our warm and caring educators.
Our babies’ room is an inviting, safe and nurturing environment where your little ones will be our number one priority and where all families are welcome. We provide an exciting learning environment for babies from the age of 6 weeks to 15 months. Our Morningside Nursery educators work with you, the parent, to ensure each baby’s individual needs are being met. We understand the importance of working with your baby’s home routine in our Nursery.
Babies routines vary greatly so we follow each child’s individual routines from home to create that homely environment. It is very important in the Nursery that we as educators work closely with families to ensure every baby receives nurturing and responsive care.
Our days are very busy, but it’s always lots of fun!
Puss in Boots Early Childhood Learning Centre ensures that health and safety requirements are met by following child care regulations that address everything from hand washing procedures and sanitation practices for minimizing the spread of infection, to policies for administering medications and guidelines for safe sleeping.
At Puss In Boots, we believe, staff education and training is one of the best ways for families to rate child care quality and predict long term success for their children. Early care and education, at Puss In Boots, focuses on the unique learning abilities of babies and ensures educators train and participate in professional development to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to plan and implement appropriate learning experiences, how to use daily routines to bond with babies, and how to provide cognitive stimulation through conversation, interaction and responsive relationships.
Babies at Puss In Boots, learn through continuously exploring and interacting with their environment, which includes the indoor and outdoor physical space. Puss In Boots babies have safe spaces for quiet and active play, safe spaces for sleeping, and safe spaces to interact one-on-one with individual educators. Within the environment they have toys and activities selected primarily for individual interests and abilities rather than one-size-fits-all group play.
Group size and adult child ratios (1:4), in the Puss In Boots Morningside Nursery, ensures that each educator has appropriate time to spend with each baby. We believe babies need individualized care and one-on-one time for interactions and routines. As they grow, they can play more independently and begin socializing in small group activities with support and guidance from educators.
In our Morningside Nursery your baby will have a primary caregiver who will promote caring, one-on-one relationships that help your baby to thrive. A baby will develop trust as their primary caregiver learns to respond appropriately to their unique temperament, their needs and their interests by being the one who almost always feeds, puts them to sleep, and communicates with parents. The child’s security deepens as their primary caregiver develops a positive relationship with parents and comes to know their values and wishes for their child. This holistic relationship provides the security and trust that enables the child to explore and flourish at Puss In Boots. Stability is important for healthy emotional development, which provides the underpinnings for all other areas of development.
Puss In Boot’s active and responsive educators take cues from each baby to know when to expand on the baby’s initiative, when to guide, when to teach and when to intervene. They recognize signs of stress in babies and take appropriate action to adapt to the infant’s needs. Responsive caregiving requires careful observation, knowledge of child development and respect for each child’s temperament, interests and capabilities. The primary caregiving system at Puss In Boots encourages responsiveness.
The Morningside Nursery curriculum is based upon a sound understanding of child development and appropriate practices while taking into account the individual needs and temperaments of each baby in care. The curriculum includes:
a) the goals for baby’s development,
b) the experiences that will be provided,
c) the role for educators and families,
d) the materials and resources used.
Educators plan for each day, individualizing activities, materials and schedules according to the routines of each baby and their developmental stage. Observation and discussion among educators and families provides deeper understanding of each baby and a basis for documenting developmental progress towards stated goals.
At Puss In Boots Morningside Nursery we believe that the path to literacy begins with conversations between educators and babies. Research tells us that educators lay the foundation for language and reading when they talk aloud to a baby throughout the day, repeating back their babbling, asking questions, reading books, and singing songs. Our educators promote language development when they use simple words and keep a balance between listening and talking with the baby and provide a childcare environment rich with age-appropriate books, interesting pictures and photos to talk about, labels, and other printed material.
Puss In Boots babies come from a huge variety of ethnic, religious and linguistic backgrounds. Our high-quality programs incorporate practices that reflect the values and beliefs of the families and the cultures of their communities. In their work with families, educators respect differences and strive to become more culturally competent. Educators welcome parents into their Nursery, use the babies home language whenever possible, and organize special events that include the child’s family members.
In addition to providing a protective and enriching environment for babies, our high quality child care serves as a source of support for families. We will provide a family’s connection to essential community services including mental health and social services, and therapeutic interventions. Open communication among families, educators and service providers create a more holistic and accessible system for families.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or would like to talk about enrolling your baby at Puss in Boots Nursery.