From the moment infants are born, they begin learning and observing everything around them. They respond to touch, sound, light, taste and smell. That learning continues every day through each experience. The "Nido" (nest in Italian) is a prepared environment that is small, warm, safe and comforting for the infant. The staff is wonderful at responding to the child's needs and fostering their curiosity. Dr. Maria Montessori says, "Our work as adults does not consist in teaching, but in helping the infant mind in its work of development." Children in The Nido are aided by qualified Infant practitioners who promote a healthy range of language, physical, sensory and practical life opportunities. These key skills equate readily and comprehensively to the government advocated 'birth to three matters' objectives of: skillful communicator, healthy child, strong child,& competent learner.