The Koala room (12-26 months)
We are Koalas! Our focus is on learning language and independence. Resources are at the child's level for them to pick and have free choice. We are explorers inside and outside and love the garden area, especially our mud kitchen! Rain or shine we aim to go out twice a day. Messy activities are a must, ranging from food play to play dough to paints and water. Sand and chalk are available for children at all times. Koalas have a boogie Tuesday mornings when we sit, sing songs, and dance with puppets and bells.
Independence is key in Koalas and we encourage it to the max. Feeding themselves, washing their hands, free play and eventually going to the toilet by themselves. This really supports the children to begin to make judgements and think critically. We are a fun, relaxed room that aims to encourage and support the children as they grow, change and develop into very little people.
Koala Room Routine
8.15 Children start to arrive. Parents sign children in.
9.30 Messy play/outdoor play/community walk
11.45 Sleep time
1.30-2.00 Messy play/outdoor play/community walk
3.15 Tea time
3.30 to 5.30 Nursery Closes