The Yellow Room provides care and a homely environment for our youngest of children; children aged between 0-2 years will access the provision within this room.
The room is made up of 2 main areas; in these areas we provide a variety of learning opportunities and experiences. The children are able to freely access a variety of areas including; a slide with stairs to encourage physical development to support children in developing crawling and walking skills, an easel for large mark making opportunities, water or sand play, a home corner, a book area and a sensory den. These areas will be developed and extended to follow and acknowledge individual children’s interests.
The children also have access to the outside provision daily, with the older children being able to choose if they play inside or out. We also try to get out in to the community as much as possible using our 6 seater pram and triple buggies! We also use our ‘Walkodile’ for the older children.
The sleep area is based within the Yellow Room, we have a selection of cots, rocker chairs and beds that the children are able to sleep in. The children’s keyworker will discuss with you to understand your preferred sleeping arrangement for your child. The bedding is changed after every use to ensure good hygiene practices are adhered to.
Staff use Tapestry to inform parents of their child’s day. This is in the form of a ‘daily diary’ observation. These are completed and sent every day that your child attends nursery. You are able to comment on the dairy via Tapestry too. This diary observation will include all aspects of your child’s day in nursery, including eating/drinking/sleeping/nappy changes and of course all details of al the fun activities they have engaged in during the day.
Practitioners are also responsible for their own key group of children, and will observe the children, documenting their learning whilst continuing to promote their individual next steps.
Practitioners plan stimulating activities to engage children, differentiating them to individual children’s needs and development.
The practitioners within the Yellow Room work hard to communicate and work with parents to ensure the individual children’s routines are adhered to as best as possible within the setting, such as milk feeds and sleep times.