Our Bespoke Day Nursery for Ages 6 months – 3 years
Alan Chalmers House
123 St. Pancras Way
Inspired by Montessori | Inspired by Steiner | Inspired by Nature
Woodentots Hive is the home to our Hive Babies, this is our bespoke day nursery for 6 months – 3 years, offering full day care from 8am – 6pm for working families who are looking for that little special something for their little ones. We have created a beautiful home from home experience with Montessori and Waldorf toys that promote our blended approach to support child – led learning through using their senses, true to the Woodentots ethos creativity and nature is at its core.
We have our own natural garden where the children explore our mud kitchen and crawl and toddle about to support and follow their curious minds. Come rain or shine the children will have daily access to the outdoors, vital for their wellbeing.
Loose part and sensory play are important towards babies’ development to become independent and creative learners. Much of our resources will offer open-ended experiences rather than traditional toys. These types of experiences build up self – confidence, concentration, coordination and independence – some of the pillars of Montessori. Following a rhythm of the day to include “candle time” and songs to transition throughout the day. There is a song for everything!
All our eco biodegradable nappies and wipes are included as well as breakfast, lunch, tea and snacks.
A fresh and mostly organic breakfast, lunch, tea and snacks will be made on the premises. We support baby led weaning, which quite simply means letting your child feed themselves from the very start of weaning.
· Breakfast – Porridge, overnight oats, eggs, toast and cereals
· Snacks – hand held munchies such as raw and cooked vegetables, fruit and oat cakes
· A ‘family’ lunch eaten together around low table to support independence, a vegetarian traybake such as pasta, quiche, lentils served with vegetables followed by yoghurt and fruit purée
· Tea – wholesome food such as falafels and wraps, soups and avocado toast. Followed by Hand-held chunks of fruit.
Bottles and milk to be provided by the parent
Our sleep coracles offer freedom for babies to crawl out of as they feel reassured to, we will follow a natural rhythm for nap times creating a quiet zone with meditative music.
Our Weekly Rhythm Includes:
What Parents Think
Searching for a nursery for my little one seemed such a daunting task and as soon as I visited Hive Babies, I knew this was the right nursery for my family. There is warmth there that I did not feel in larger day nurseries. The teachers are nurturing, experienced and thoughtful towards both the children and us as parents. We couldn’t have asked for a better start for our child and feel very lucky to be a part of the Woodentots community.