What happens in the baby room?
Supporting under-2s practitioners
Babies are determined athletes, daily pushing themselves to the limit. They are also true scientists, constantly testing their understanding. Linguists too. Who of us could learn a complicated language from scratch, after first figuring out that sounds coming from people are different from other sounds? And before that, realising that people are different from other objects! A baby’s whole being is reaching out to connect, to learn. If we were not accustomed to this miracle, we would be totally awed by every little child we see.
This training resource for baby room staff was inspired by amazement over babies and by a desire to honour those who work with them. When society gets its priorities right, everyone will aspire to the rewarding career of working with babies. Until then, we must at least support those who do.