Allow for flexibility within practice so that the routines you follow offer continuity between home and setting.
Learn from parents/carers about each baby’s family culture, traditions and languages.
Share knowledge about each child’s language(s) by making a poster or book of greetings and key phrases to use
Provide comfortable areas where parents, practitioners and young babies can be together.
Create time at the beginning and end of each day to talk and reflect with parents about their baby’s daily needs, progress and development, with communication support for different language speakers and users.
If appropriate, plan to have times when babies and older siblings or friends can be together.
Place mirrors where babies can see their own reflection. Talk with them about what they see.
Create sufficient safe space for babies to move, roll, stretch and explore.
Provide objects and images that reflect the baby and their home.
Provide types of food and styles of serving and eating that are familiar to each child.
Display photos of family and other special people.
Provide toys and open- ended play experiences that match the play interests and styles of individual babies.
Provide play resources that reflect each baby’s home culture and that help them to make links with the smells and sounds of home.