Welcome to BabySpace Nelson based in Richmond providing quality Early Childhood Education
BabySpace is Richmond’s Early Childhood Centre specialising in care for Infants & Toddlers aged 6months to 3 years. BabySpace opened in 2008 and is family owned and operated by Lynda Richards and Chris Barnett. Lynda is a qualified and experienced teacher with over 35 years’ experience in Early Childhood Education.
We acknowledge that choosing the right place for your children is one of the most important decisions you will ever make, come and visit us and you will see why so many families speak so highly of their experience with us.
The BabySpace team of teachers have a high level of qualifications, experience and most importantly share a genuine passion and commitment to working with families to provide the best for their infants and toddlers.
BabySpace offers a small group size, great ratios a stable teaching team and a warm homely environment that supports the diverse needs, abilities and interests of young children.
We welcome you to visit us at 5 Chelsea Ave
Teachers provide a calm and inclusive environment for children to develop and learn. Children are well supported by their teachers who have an in-depth knowledge of each child.
The high adult-to-child ratio helps to ensure teachers respond promptly to individuals and spend considerable time with children to support their play and wellbeing. ERO observed children who were happy, settled and involved in their play for long periods of time.
The programme provides children with many opportunities to make choices and confidently explore the environment. Teachers actively promote language development through the conversations that they have with children. They listen to children carefully and provide resources to help them develop their ideas further.
Child assessment is well used to show children’s learning, progress and the depth of knowledge teachers have about each child and family. Parent opinions are actively sought. Their goals and aspirations for their children are regularly followed up in the children’s assessments. Teachers and parents work together to ensure children’s cultural heritage is recognised and interwoven into the programme. ERO Report 2015