Abacus Day Nursery - The Baby Unit


As a parent you will want to ensure that you are making an informed choice. At Abacus we make every effort to see that the individual needs of your Child are met. You can be confident in knowing the environment in which your child is cared for is a professional setting. During the time your child spends with us you can be sure that we provide the right emotional, social and learning environment.


High quality care is widely recognised to benefit young children’s development. Our aim is to work in partnership with you in the most shaping years of your child’s development. We believe the interaction between parents and nursery staff is particularly important in ensuring your child’s happiness. We have a key person system to ensure continuity of care but any of our staff at Abacus are available and happy to talk to you about your child’s progress, as well as to discuss any queries or anxieties you may have.


Our baby unit is registered for up to 18 babies (under 2's), it is one of the biggest facilities in Shropshire and gives us fantastic flexibility to enable us to meet your child's needs giving them the best chance to develop and learn in their important early years. 


The baby unit is located on the ground floor of the building, it comprises of a large spacious play area with plenty of natural light, a kitchen, a changing area and sleep area. We also have soft play facilities that are available to the children at set times during the day.


The spacious room offers a wide range of carefully selected resources and furnishings to allow choice and independence and also space to crawl, walk and explore in a stimulating and homely environment. The emphasis is very much on providing home from home care with lots of love, care and cuddles.


Through lots of play and individual interaction from our carers, babies are encouraged to explore a world of colour, shape and texture and to help in their first steps towards language development. We provide a large selection of books, musical toys, blocks, stacking toys and soft toys as well as sensory experiences such as paint, sand and water and jelly play. Babies have access to the outdoor play area as well as opportunities to go on local walks to feed the ducks and explore the local environment.

All babies are assigned a key person who will be the main caregiver during nursery hours. They will be responsible for the planning for children's individual development and next steps within the EYFS framework.

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