Yumbo Daycare
Yumbo Daycare

Our approach

We welcome all children into our happy and secure, caring and exciting learning environment

Our aim

Is to provide a safe and caring environment for your child.  Our qualified and dedicated members of staff will encourage your child to learn autonomously and as part of a group.   We will support children to develop a sense of responsibility and grow in independence.   Children in our care are encouraged to use their imagination and to ask questions. We embrace children's own interests into their learning experiences, providing an excellent foundation for personal growth and development both now and in the future. 

The children in our care learn through real-life experiences as we believe that children learn most from such experiences.  


Our Ethos At Yumbo Is "The Outdoors"

Children take part in regular exercise and our day begins each day with PE

We access many outside resources, such as the local Bocking Gardens Park, Country Parks, Farms, Garden Centres, Colchester Zoo, Boydales Farm,  Gruffalo Trail, Hanningfield Reservoir,  South End On Sea Sea life Centre, Soft Play and Braintree swimming pool. 

Library Story Time.   Children will have the opportunity to take part in Forest and Coastal School and go swimming.  Outings are arranged to various places of interest such as Museums, Tiptree Jam factory, Heybridge Basin, Castles, Fruit Picking and much more  Resources within the setting are organized so that they are readily accessible to children and supports children’s play and learning.  Exciting activities are planned each day. 

First hand experiences allow children to build upon on their natural curiosity as learners. Our week is planned around the children we have each day and the ages of the children.

During the school holidays this will vary to our normal routine in the school term. Each day the children will take part in an activity or outing which will be planned.  After lunch, there is a quiet time whilst the younger children have a nap.  We have a separate room which is used for babies and younger children to sleep. 

The children will enjoy a small snack and will be offered to take part in the afternoon activity.

All activities will be centered on the children learning through play and will reflect any of the current themes, festivals, events, holidays and so on appropriate to that time of year.


Morning and afternoon activities include outdoor play which will occur at least once a day.

Children benefit from consistent care. Many children who join the setting will remain in our care until they move onto school.  Providing a stable happy and secure environment has been of great benefit to the children in our care.


We help children to recognize the richness of a life with diversity, hope and knowledge that everyone is special. 

Children develop quickly in the Early Years and our Early Years practitioners aim to help children have the best possible start.  Providing play activities and learning experiences that are appropriate to each child’s age and development.


We work under the umbrella of the EYFS Statutory Framework which incorporates 7 areas of learning. 

Using Development Matters.

Development matters can help practitioners to support children’s learning and development, by closely matching what they provide to a child’s current needs.

The Unique Child reaches out to relate to people and things through the Characteristics of Effective Learning, which move through all areas of learning.

• playing and exploring • active learning • creating and thinking critically.

Prime areas are fundamental, work together, and move through to support development in all other areas. • Personal, Social and Emotional Development • Communication and Language • Physical Development

Specific areas include essential skills and knowledge for children to participate successfully in society. • Literacy • Mathematics • Understanding the World • Expressive Arts and Design

Working in Partnership with parents is crucial for the development of each child

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