Welcome to Blue room (3-4 year olds)
Please email Blue Room if you wish to communicate directly with a member of staff.
Meet the team
Blue Room Team (3-4 years old) (ID 1097)
Ellie CherfanEarly Years Key Person / Dep Childcare Co-ordinator)
Stella GeorgiouEarly Years Key Person
Nicole FelthamEarly Years Assistant
Adjoa AsamoahEarly Years Assistant
Deena FullickSEND Support
Laura KellyCentre Assistant
Radia BenamaraCentre Assistant
Zain EdooEarly Years Key Persons
Valbona ShatroEarly Years Key Persons
Nyota AlamazaniCentre Assistant
Key People and Family Groups
Your child will have a key person who will help to settle them and be their ‘special person’ during their time in Green Room. They will support your child’s personal needs, such as changing their nappies, as well as work with you for planning to develop your child’s learning and thinking. We also pride ourselves on our relationships with parents – so we will be there for you too! Key people work in family groups with one other Early Years Key Person and an Early Years Assistant. We work closely together to support your child; So, if your child’s Key Person is absent, an adult from their family group will help to look after your child.
Working in Partnership with Parents
You, as a parent are your child’s first and foremost educator and we value your input into your child’s learning. We encourage you to share with your child’s key person any significant events and interests in your child’s life, which we can celebrate, extend and incorporate into our daily planning. You can do this verbally or you can write in your child’s communication books. Your key person will also write a small account of your child’s day in these books if they are on an early shift and won’t get to see you at the end of the day.
Children settle into nursery in lots of different ways. Some children will confidently settle into the room as soon as they come in. Others may be nervous and anxious about leaving their parents. Most children will be somewhere in between.
Try not to worry if your child experiences difficulties - it is a very normal part of a child’s development to be anxious, nervous or angry about starting nursery. We also recognise that many parents will find this difficult and sometimes upsetting process.
We hope that we can use our experience to support you and your child in whatever way suits you. Please talk through the settling in policy with your key person when we gather into groups.
Our Nursery Day
Lunch is at 11.40am and tea (if your child stays for tea) is at 3.50pm. We also serve breakfast from 8.00-9.00am and we have a snack in the morning and afternoon.
Our menus are displayed outside the main kitchen in the foyer. They are put together by a dietician and are tasty and nutritious! We try to sit the children in their family groups. The children have their own placemats with their photos and any dietary requirements clearly written on them.
Please let your key person know if your child has any dietary needs or allergies so we can adjust their meals accordingly. We encourage independent eating at mealtimes, including scraping plates at the end! Mealtimes are also a time for conversation – talking about what food we like, what we eat at home etc.
Here at Woodlands Park we have a shared set of rules which we talk about with the children and sensitively encourage the children to follow:
We are kind and helpful
We are gentle
We listen to the grown-ups and each other
We are honest
We look after property
We sort out problems by listening to each other and using words
We always try hard
Extended Day/After School Club in Blue Room
3.30 - 6.00pmAfter tea time, children on extended day care and After School Club are in Blue Room. This is a more low-key and relaxed time where children are able to wind down from their day. The activities and experiences planned reflect this.