La Petite Academy
Ofsted Millies Mark
01332 774 413


10-12 Highfield Road, Littleover, Derby, DE23 1DG
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Our Sensory Room

The sensory room is a great place to relax away from the hubbub of the main nursery. Some children will choose to lie down and enjoy the magic, whilst others will engage in the interactive areas, allowing babies and young children to explore their senses in a safe environment.

The soft, padded sensory room has a range or equipment including bright touch screen lights, a colourful bubble tube, mirrors, a projector displaying patterns and pictures on the walls and ceiling, calming and natural music, disco ball, tactile toys and natural objects to explore.

The lighting is designed to stimulate the eye and enable colour recognition and develop skills through the use of coloured control pads. The sensory room contains an ultraviolet panel which creates an interesting effect by illuminating white objects.

All these will engage your baby or child making a creative environment where they can learn through play.

Your child will enjoy following the light patterns with his/her eyes and listening to the interesting and calming sounds. They will also love to touch and feel the sensory toys and pressing the buttons and touch screen to change the colours and patterns.

It’s also a place that offers comfort on the rare occasion someone has a sad day, and if sometimes they just need to get away with a mentor to somewhere quiet and peaceful with a book, away from the hubbub of the main nursery.

The benefits of sensory play are well known. They provide an oasis of relaxation which is vital for children’s emotional health, a place where they can rest and become interested in their environment. Some will simply lie down and enjoy the magic while others will engage in the more interactive areas.

These experiences also provide a myriad of benefits for children with special needs, encouraging hand and eye coordination and the development of social and language skills.

An overactive child or distressed child can be comforted and calmed, or inactive children become engaged. Sensory rooms are particularly useful for children with sight or hearing problems or for children with varying degrees of attention deficiency disorders.

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