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Ambourne House Day Nursery 233 Gloucester Road, Patchway, Bristol BS34 6ND

T: 01454 615352
E: ambournehouse@3abcare.co.uk

Baby Room

Welcome to our baby room

Welcome to the Tadpole Room where we care for babies from 3 months to 18 months old – one of the most important times for young children.

These formative years are what set the foundation for your child’s whole life which is why we provide activities and experiences to build your child’s confidence, special skills and learning through play.

We begin to introduce the Montessori ethos, through their access to real life resources and their independence to choose what they would like to engage with. We also encourage care of the environment through the growing of their own vegetables and plants!

We try to foster a homely, caring and happy environment with varied resources to accommodate all learning styles and personalities.
Although we do have a daily routine, we use the individual routines of the children to inform how our day will flow and to make sure all of the children can partake in all the experiences and access all the activities we have provided.

See Harlow's Day

See Harlow’s Day

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Baby room gallery

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Baby Room Team

We try to foster a homely, caring and happy environment with varied resources to accommodate all learning styles and personalities.

Although we do have a daily routine, we use the individual routines of the children to inform how our day will flow and to make sure all of the children can partake in all the experiences and access all the activities we have provided.

Contact us

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    Jess Harding
    Baby Room Leader

  • Jamie

    Jaime-Rhian Hill
    Baby room Practitioner

Harlow’s Day

A typical day for a baby at Ambourne House nursery

My day at nursery starts when Daddy drops me off. I always hold my arms out for cuddles with my key person. Jess or Jaime ask my Daddy how I have been and then I wave goodbye to him and head straight for the treasure baskets where I explore the natural objects and the metal bowls and scoops. (Scroll for more information of Harlow’s day)

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Ambourne House toddler room

  • Activity Time

    When all my friends have arrived, we do our activity. Sometimes we get messy, sometimes we do painting or drawing and sometimes we play and explore textures. But we always have fun and Jess and Jaime take lots of pictures to show our mummy and daddy how much fun we have at nursery.

  • Snack Time

    Time for a healthy snack so I sit at the table with my friends in the Frog Room. I watch the older children pour their own drinks, I will be doing that soon. But right now I enjoy water in my sippy cup and some fruit – apple is my favourite.

  • Garden

    Some of us go and play outside in the garden and some of us need a short nap because we are still little. Today I have decided to go into the garden because I love the slide so much. I run around with my friends until I see the sandpit and I try really hard to climb into it. I need a little help from Jaime but once I’m in, I enjoy filling up the buckets with sand.

  • Lunch and sleep time

    At lunchtime we once again go and sit at the table with our older friends the Frogs. I watch the bigger children use their cutlery to eat their lunch. I am trying hard to use my spoon too and Jaime or Jess are always there to help and encourage me. When we have eaten our lunch and had a drink, we wipe our faces with our flannels and go back to the Tadpole Room where our beds are set up with all our comforters and blankets. Jaime and Jess help send us to sleep by patting our backs and stroking our faces. When I wake up Jess changes my nappy and talks to me about what she’s doing.

  • Activity or garden

    After we have had our afternoon snack and a drink we go out into the garden for our activity. Today we are developing our physical skills so Jess has set up some tunnels and balance beams for us to crawl and walk along. I enjoyed sitting in the tunnel and peaking out of the small holes in the side. I giggle as Jess plays peek-a-boo with me.
    We all help to tidy the garden and put all the equipment away. I’m especially good at picking up the balls that have escaped from the ball pit.

  • Tea and home time

    When we come in from the garden, we all go and wash our hands. Jaime talks me through using the soap and rinsing with the water, and then she helps me dry my hands. We usually have a little singing time just before tea. This afternoon we are also listening to our favourite story song about lots of different vehicles and I can do some of the actions and a few sounds too!

    The tea arrives – yay! I have a selection of sandwiches. Mine are especially made for me because there are some foods I can’t eat. I have some salad on the side too.

    After we have all eaten we go back into the garden and play in the water tray. I like to splash a lot!
    Just before my Daddy arrives, Jess changes my clothes (because of all the splashing) and gathers all my belongings. We sit and have some quiet time. Then my Daddy comes through the door and he’s so happy to see me and hear about my day and all the fun I have had. Apparently I was actually learning at the same time!

What parents and carers are saying

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We cannot thank you enough for taking such good care of our baby girl and helping her become the confident and clever little girl that she is. You are such a good team.
~ Scott & Jodie ~

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Thank you so much for all the love and hard work you have put into the nursery. The boys have learnt so much and had a wonderful time. It has made returning to work so much easier knowing they were somewhere they enjoyed and where hugs weren’t limited.
~ S and M Bull ~