The staff will periodically perform direct visual checks of each sleeping child by being physically present beside the child while the child is sleeping and looking for indicators of distress or unusual behaviors. This will happen at least twice each sleep time.
The staff will ensure there is sufficient light in the sleeping area or room to conduct direct visual checks effectively by opening the curtain or turning on an indirect light as not to disturb the sleeping children. The date and time of the visual check will be recorded in the sleep log that is held in the sleep room/classroom. Any concerns regarding an individual child will also be recorded and that information will be shared with the other staff added to the main communication book and shared with the parents at the end of the day.