Rainbow Room, 18 month – 2.5 years
Our Rainbow Room is located downstairs and this age group have the opportunity to use the outdoor environment safely. Attached to the Rainbow Room is an area with matting, allowing the children to explore outdoors in all weathers. A doorway leading straight into the room, allows the children the choice of being indoors or out.
The room is safely divided into two areas. One area enables children to explore using ‘sensory’ experiences, this may include ‘gloop’, ‘clean mud’ and ‘crazy soap’. The other room contains areas where the children can select their own resources – construction, role play, book corner and other areas can be found in here.
Choice is encouraged at this age and children are able to select the resources from the furniture which is all at their level.
All staff hold a childcare qualification or are working towards a childcare qualifitcation. Safeguarding, Food Hygiene and Paediatric First Aid certificates are held by all staff in the room. Staff are experienced and all provide a high quality of care.
A quiet environment is provided for children who may still sleep at this age. As with the babies, soothing music is played and staff also sit with the children as they drift off to sleep.