Wow! What a Year we’ve had here in the Harlow Room!

Posted on December 19 2022 Categories: ,

Wow! What a year we’ve had here in the Harlow room!

Before I write about the room I’d just like to clarify; there are 4 permanent staff running Harlow now. We have Charmaine, Tamsin, Lauren, and Ranji. Charmaine is the room leader and has been working in the Harlow room since she started at Leap Start in 2020, we then have Tamsin who has just joined us after working in the Nursery 2 room. Tamsin has been at Leap Start for 5 and a half years and has enjoyed moving from room to room to experience the different ages.

We also have Lauren who has just started with us but has fit in so well, the children are obsessed with her and we look forward to seeing what she can bring to the team. Finally, we have Ranji, Ranji has been working at Leap Start since the very beginning in 2016! Ranji is our lunch cover which means she is in the center from 9:30 to 2:30, we are super lucky to have her apart of our room and value her 20 years of experience within the childcare industry.

Harlow Room

Harlow Room

The room overall has been good, we are finding the children are settling much easier upon drop-offs and are more engaged with experiences throughout the day. We’ve really emphasized our center’s philosophy of providing a safe and nurturing environment that allows the children to feel welcome and appreciated for their uniqueness, embracing each and every child in order to care for them at the very best standard.

As for the project side of things we have dedicated a lot of time to alphabet exploration to further support each child’s communication and language development, whilst also covering other developmental domains along the way. As we enter a new year, we will continue to foster individual interests of the children and dive deep into independence and school readiness as the children grow older and move up to the Pre-Kindy.

We have started our Christmas experiences and the children are enjoying decorating the room with their artwork. We hope you all have a lovely Christmas, and the new year brings you much happiness and many blessings.

The Harlow room is running exceptionally, and we are excited to see what next year brings!