At our child care centre, children are grouped according to their age levels. It is our belief that the developmental and education needs of children are best met within this framework. Children at different developmental levels have very different needs. Each of the rooms has their own philosophy as to how it will work with your child and the other children in the group. Our aim, right across the centre, is to offer the very best in care and education for your child, whilst ensuring that you feel connected with your child’s life while he/she attends the centre.
The Babies Room
The babies room is set at the far end of the premises and is fully air conditioned for comfort. We have set the room up to stimulate and cater for all the babies individual needs. We try to make the room as homely as possible to allow them to settle in their new environment. The first few months are important as the child bridges the gap between home and child care.In this group we aim to be highly supportive of parents whilst providing a program which incorporates warmth, interest, stimulation and security to each baby. The needs of you and your child will be our highest priority as we work together with you to ensure your child’s happiness and security, and your peace of mind.
The junior kindy room is for children 2-3 years and can accommodate 15 children per day, with 3 full time educators. It set out with multiple activity areas to allow children the freedom to stimulate their imagination and allow them the space to express themselves. It has its own shaded outdoor area to promote outdoor free play and also allow children to interact with nature and natural surroundings. Our aim in this age group is to provide a safe, but stimulating environment to enable your child to explore and learn. We believe that by offering children choices, and encouraging them to express their needs, we are providing them with the opportunity to further develop their skills on an individual basis. Our respect for you as the primary educator of your child is apparent in the way we continue to work with you as a family.
The senior kindy room is for children 3-4 years and can accommodate 15 children per day, with 2 full time educators. By the time your child moves into this group at our centre, he/she will be developing a whole range of new skills. Our aim in this age group is primarily to encourage children’s independence and self-help skills. We base all our learning experiences on children’s needs and interests and work with you to exchange information about your child’s development. We do not establish “criteria for success” but rather encourage every child to learn and progress as their individual development dictates.
The pre-school room is for 22 children 3.5-5 years and can accommodate 22 children per day, with 2 full time educators. Queensland Kindergarten Guidelines and (EYLF) were developed to support the child’s development and their learning outcomes during their Pre-prep year. The main focus was on Identity, Connectedness, Wellbeing, Active learning and communicating. These areas are monitored to assist the pre-schooler to have learning opportunities that are rich in lifelong learning experiences. It ensures that your child is ready for the next exciting step in his/her, schooling.
Please feel free to see our Directors Linda and Alana or our Teacher Nicki if you have special needs or information about the school your child will attend. If there is anything else we can do to ensure that the transition will be a happy one. We are more than happy for you to take your child’s Transition statement (report) with you when your child takes that “next step” off to school.
Within our room groupings, there is always a lot of room for your input, and we organise special events so that you may have the opportunity to discuss your child’s progress with the staff. However, do not feel shy about approaching us at any other time if you have concerns or news that you wish to share with us.