Welcome to the Koala Room. We are situated in the back room of 9 Harvey Road.
This is accessed by the cloakroom entrance at the very end of Harvey
road, adjacent to Gresham Road. We look out onto the garden and a
paved area used for bikes and trundle toys.
The staff ratio is
1:3. The room accommodates eleven children aged from twelve to
twenty six months.(This is an approximate age range. Children can only be moved on when there is a space available in the following room) Four staff are based in the room - a Room
Leader, a Senior Nursery Nurse a Nursery Nurse and a Nursery
Assistant (NVQ level 2). We have an additional Nursery Assistant
for three hours during the day.
Independence is encouraged
throughout the Nursery, and all children are supported and guided
to do as much for themselves as possible.
The typical routine
for the Koala Room is as follows. At 8:15 we start receiving the
children. The room is set out with various activities that will
excite and stimulate your child. Parents are asked for any
messages from home and these are recorded ready for sharing with
other staff. After saying good-bye, your child will settle to
play. Some children may require a cuddle at this stage; this is
perfectly normal. In midmorning, the children have a snack of
fruit and cow’s milk to drink. At the same time the
activities may be changed, or if it is a Tuesday morning (during
school term times) the children will have a special music session
taken by our early years music teacher. Lunch is at 11:30 followed
by a sleep.
If any child needs an earlier sleep due to a disturbed night or the
onset of illness then this will be accommodated.
this age group sleeps for between one and two hours. If your child
sleeps much longer at home, we can advise you how this can be
gently adjusted during the child’s settling in period.
What you need to provide:
changes of clothing
plastic bag for soiled items
outdoor clothes and footwear, including wellingtons and indoor
slippers or gripper socks
comforter (if they have one).
milk (SMM or Cow and Gate, but not follow-on milks; special milks
for medical reasons will need to be provided)
Terry nappies throughout the day (up till 24 months old)
for outdoor sleep
beds for older babies who sleep inside.
Nursery supplies a blue bag for the items which you provide. All
items should be clearly labelled or marked with the child’s
name. We cannot take responsibility for lost items if they are not