Crèche & DayCare

Crèche & DayCare

Babies develop in key areas from the very beginning: physical, social, emotional, cognitive and language.
In the early years of development, your baby’s principal way of learning and developing is through play – exploring and observing the world around them.
Babies experiment with new sights, sounds, senses and movements.
We provide a safe, warm environment to allow your baby to build confidence and feel secure and loved.

A baby’s development

We know that each baby learns and grows differently.

We also know they need different approaches for learning and for feeling loved.

1st year of life
physical
• Moves whole body
• Squirms, arms wave, legs move up and down
• Startle reflex when placed unwrapped on flat surface or when hears loud noise
• Plays with feet and toes
• Makes effort to sit alone, but needs hand support
• Raises head and chest when lying on stomach
• Makes crawling movements when lying on stomach
• Rolls from back to stomach
• May stand alone momentarily
• May attempt to crawl up stairs
• Grasps spoon in palm, but poor aim of food to mouth
• Uses hands to feed self
• Alerts peripheral vision
• Rolls ball and crawls to retrieve
Social
• Smiles and laughs
• Alert and preoccupied with faces
• Reacts with arousal, attention or approach to presence of another baby or young child
• Responds to own name
• Recognises familiar people and stretches arms to be picked up
• Shows definite anxiety or wariness at appearance of strangers
Emotional
• Cries when hungry or uncomfortable and usually stops when held
• Shows excitement as parent prepared to feed
• Becoming more settled in eating and sleeping patterns
• Laughs, especially in social interactions
• May soothe self when tired or upset by sucking thumb or dummy
• Begins to show wariness of strangers
• May fret when parent leaves the room
• Happy to see faces they know
• Actively seeks to be next to parent or principal caregiver
• Shows signs of anxiety or stress if parent goes away
• Offers toy to adult but does not release it
Cognitive
• Looks toward direction of sound
• Eyes track slow moving target for brief period
• Looks at edges, patterns with light/dark contrast and faces
• Imitates adult tongue movements when being held or talked to
• Learns through sensory experiences
• Repeats actions but unaware of ability to cause actions
• Able to coordinate looking, hearing and touching
• Enjoys toys, banging objects, scrunching paper
• Explores objects by looking at and mouthing them
• Develops preferences for foods
• Explores objects with mouth
Language
• Expresses needs and cries
• When content makes small throaty noises
• Soothed by sound of voice or by low rhythmic sounds
• Imitates adult tongue movements when being held and talked to
• May start to copy sounds
• Coos and gurgles
• Enjoys games such as peek-a-boo or pat-a-cake
• Babbles and repeat sounds
• Smiles and babbles at own image in mirror
• Says words like ‘dada’ or ‘mama’
• Waves goodbye
• Imitates hand clapping
• Imitates actions and sounds

Class Information

  • Start Date

    29 Aug,2018

Price - Ksh 6000