• Provide a comfortable, accessible place where babies can rest or sleep when they want to.
  • Continue to provide supported sleeping, resting and withdrawal opportunities outdoors as well as inside, to best fit the conditions that individual babies need.
  • Plan alternative activities for babies who do not need sleep at the same time as others do.
  • Ensure mealtime seating allows young children to have feet firmly on the floor or foot rest.  This aids stability and upper trunk control supporting hand-to-mouth co-ordination.
  • Help children to enjoy their food and appreciate healthier choices by combining favourites with new tastes and textures.
  • Provide safe surroundings in which young children have freedom to move as they want, while being kept safe by watchful adults.
  • Ensure that the environment is calm and not filled with noise or music, so that babies can attune to sounds and notice where they are and what they relate to – the 3D outdoor environment is very good for this.
  • Avoid introducing hard shoes too early in walking development and limit the time that they are worn each day.