For our youngest babies, 6 weeks to 15 months

We endeavour to maintain smaller than recommended adult to child ratios, which enables the educators to spend quality time with the children and allows small grouping.

This ensures that our experienced educators build a meaningful relationship and establish a sense of security for the child and their families.

Our program is catered towards the developmental milestones of each individual child, incorporating Jewish values holistically. We primarily provide gross and fine motor development and sensory based activities to help create a fun play moment. All children are at different level of exploration and we introduce the children to age appropriate activities and allow the child to choose whether they would like to continue or explore another environment in our room. In all aspects of the day we are looking to find what provides a positive sense of wellbeing for your child.

A Snapshot

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Growth and Development 

We believe learning is happening all the time and is interwoven through all developmental domains.

These include: Physical, social, emotional, cognitive and communication.

The goal of our program in the Nursery room is to make learning experiences safe, positive, and fun, nurturing the whole child as we strive to guide them into the next stage of development with confidence in themselves and excitement for continued learning.

Children need the assurance of being loved and cared for while they are enjoying an educational environment. Teaching and caring for children in our passion.

We make sure we get to know every baby well, observing them and gathering the necessary information to be able to provide high quality care for them, and a learning environment in which they can reach their full potential.

Our Day 

We open at 7am and the children are family grouped and play together until 8am, when children transition to their own spaces, either indoors or outdoors. Between 8:30 and 8:45 our babies celebrate the new day with singing songs and stories in both English and Hebrew, with one of our Jewish Studies Educators.  After davening, our babies transition to a progressive morning tea, ranging from solid’s and finger food to puree depending on what they are currently eating and trying at home. After morning tea begins our sleep routines, each slightly different depending on the baby and their wake up time that day. We are flexible in all that we do in our Nursery, to meet the different needs and routines of out babies.

When our babies wake from their morning sleep, they have opportunities to play and explore their environments. There will be spontaneous learning opportunities as well as intentional experiences that have been created to extend on the developmental stages of each child along with their individual interests and curiosities. A progressive lunch begins at 11, similar to morning tea in that it ranges from solid’s and finger food to puree depending on what they are currently eating and trying at home. If we have any babies only on one sleep, they will transition to their beds after lunch. Our younger babies who have a little more time before their afternoon sleep have more opportunities to play and explore.

Our day continues and the afternoon brings a progressive afternoon tea, again ranging from solids to puree depending on the food and its style that has been tried at home. For our little ones who still have two sleeps, they slowly transition to their beds, following their individual routines. Our older babies if they are only on one sleep, have an opportunity to engage and interact with the educators with experiences both indoors and outdoors as well as free play to explore and learn about the world . As our babies wake, they will have opportunities for free play in both indoor and outdoor environments until pick up time.