Whilst the rooms are divided by age, this is not done in a rigid way. Occasionally babies or toddlers move up before their birthday, or may stay down longer. This can be to meet their needs or be dependant on availability in the next room. Occasionally a child younger than yours may go up sooner, but this is always for a specific reason and will have been discussed in detail between the key-person, Room Leaders and Management team.
The biggest issue for Auden is that we always run on full occupancy so it can happen that a child has a birthday, but no one has left the next room to open up a space. Our big move each year is from around July through to September when our older children leave for school.
Rest assured that if your child is in their room for quite a bit longer than you’d expect, they will not be the only one and staff will ensure that the activities planned for them will be specific for their personal development. They will not be ‘held back’ in any way. If you are ever in this situation, please come and speak to staff so they can keep you updated on your child’s development.