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Our establishment provides the children with meals. The parents are expected to provide powdered milk that will be given to the day care in its original unopened packaging. The powdered milk will then be used for a month and given back to the parents.
The day care is adapted to the children’s dietary requirements but parents will be expected to provide meals in case of any allergies or specific dietary requirements. For children who cannot walk or cannot sit independently, meals for them will be offered on the lap of the educator. This is a special moment between the key person and the child. It’s during these times that the adult and the child build a relationship of trust together. The key person during feeding time makes the child aware that the bottle/food is finishing in order to not cause the child distress. The adult holds the bottle at the end in order to allow the child the opportunity to hold the bottle and adjust the flow of milk.
For children who no longer drink from the bottle, their meals will be served on a tray. The child will have a clear view of his entire meal. Two spoons will be given, so that if they want, they can explore food by themselves (touch, carry to his mouth) giving them the opportunity to eat however they want while respecting their choices. Nap time is essential for good physical and psychological wellbeing of the child. It is during this time that children secrete growth hormones and recall their day. Everything they have experienced and learned will then be a part of their memory. This is why we pay great attention to the signs of a child being fatigued and offer them rest time accordingly. If a child is sleeping, it’s because he needs it. As a result, we never wake up a child in his or her sleep except in an emergency. To preserve the child’s autonomy and rhythm, when children are comfortable enough with walking, they are offered low beds to allow them to reach and leave their bed independently. The room is dark but not in the dark to allow children to differentiate the nap that is located during the day, from the night. The beds are spaced enough for children sleeping in low beds to move freely. The diaper change is a very important moment in the day of the child. This moment help to consolidate the relationship of trust between the referent and the child. The diaper change is made when it is needed or on demand and not at fixed times. And this is always in order to respect the individuality of the child. The adult informs the child of all the gestures they perform the course of the treatment and care in general are carried out in the same way by all adults, and this, to allow the child to anticipate the gestures and not be surprised even if it is not the key person who carries them out. When changing diapers, we make sure that the child is never lifted by holding him by the ankles or knees, nor do we stretch his legs by placing them above the child’s head to access the buttocks and lower back. Because this position pulls on the joints of the child. The child is a partner, he is an active participant during this time.It is therefore proposed, to children comfortable with walking, the change of diaper in a standing position.