Early Childhood Care
For babies 0-3 years
Infants in a construction worker’s family are the most sensitively affected when both parents need to work at the site. Looking after these little babies or working to aid the family income is a dilemma that every mother on the site faces. Who will care for these babies so that the family can earn enough to feed its members? Tara Mobile Creche Pune accepts the responsibility of looking after new-born babies and infants at its centre on the construction site. The mothers leave the babies in the care of the TMCP staff in the morning before going to work. A special area in the crèche is set up with cradles where the babies rest all day. One childcare staff member normally is the ‘mother’ for almost 10 babies fulfilling their need for love and security. She talks to them as well as cuddles and plays with them. Being on the site and at close distance enables mothers to come and look into their babies at convenience. Mothers breastfeeding their babies can come to the crèche for regular feeds. As the babies grow up they adopt vital learning skills at the crèche. Lots of toys, colourful pictures, open spaces, and a cheerful environment help stimulate the senses and promote development for the infants. The crèche proves a safe and healthy haven for these babies who otherwise would have been carried to the site and left among the debris and rubble.