Northern General Baby Room

Our nursery has an under 2’s area which consists of two rooms, Raindrops 1 and Raindrops 2.  The rooms are friendly and inviting and have activities and experiences all on a child’s level to ensure we stimulate their young minds.

Both the Raindrops rooms take children from the age of 4 months up to approximately 24 months. Special consideration is given to each child’s individual needs before deciding the exact time a child will move rooms to ensure their transition is as smooth as possible.

All the children in Raindrops are encouraged to experience play in a way they feel most comfortable.  Staff will provide opportunities for free play, structured play and gross and fine motor play, whilst still ensuring they feel nurtured, safe and cared for.

They will have daily experiences with sensory equipment which is designed to develop manipulative skills, imagination and problem solving.

Both Raindrops rooms have three main play areas.  These are Creative, Let’s Explore and the Cosy Area.  All children will have the opportunity to experience all of these areas as well as outdoor play throughout the day.

Key Person

Every child will have their own Key Person who will work closely with each child, building relationships with them and their parents. This person will build on each child’s development and will be available to discuss the child with the parents at open evenings.


Raindrops have three long-term plans, a medium term plan and a short-term plan. These are displayed around the rooms and are for staff to work with and for parents/carers to look at. The planning comes from the equipment we have and from the observations, we take of the children. This ensures that each child’s individual needs and next steps are met.