“Children are not things to be moulded but people to be unfolded” Jess Lair
There is something so heart-warming about seeing babies smiling and giggling and at Great Expectations we feel very lucky to be able to experience this every day. We know that happy children are those who can trust the special adults who care for them to understand what they need and provide it when they need it.
With this in mind we have designed the beautiful baby room which enables our caring and professional staff to arrange the day in harmony with each individual child. Cosy areas and comfortable seating provide relaxing spaces for one to one time, while the dedicated milk kitchen, sleep area and nappy change ensure instant nourishment, rest and comfort.
With their care needs met and their special adults close, babies can get to work exploring the big wide world! There is a wide range of equipment and resources to support this together with knowledgeable staff who create opportunities for all round development.
Did you know that babies are born with more brain cells than adults? It is the connecting up of these cells – the ‘hard wiring’ if you like – that takes place after birth and this is generated by all kinds of activity including physical, emotional and intellectual. These connections, known as synapses are sensitive to the type of experience with positive experiences promoting growth and negative experiences having potentially harmful effects.
We believe that knowledge of brain development is crucial in providing the best possible environment for young children and that’s why we include it in our staff induction programme. Our team not only engage in positive relationships, sensory experiences such as messy play, physical experiences such as tummy time and cognitive experiences such as heuristic play but they understand why they are doing it.
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Would you like to make an enquiry about enrolling your little one in Great Expectations? Or would you like to arrange to come for a tour of the nursery? Please click through to the contact form and get in touch!
Great Expectations Nursery
Call: 01642 243256
Great Expectations is a family run nursery in the heart of Middlesbrough catering for children between 6 weeks and 5 years. We have an excellent reputation for delivering a high quality service.