Our rooms cater for different ages and levels of development.
When children have reached a certain age and/or level of development, as assessed by our qualified educators, and in collaboration with parents, they are assisted in making a successful and exciting transition to the next room.
With this in mind, the following age-split is provided as a rough guide only to help you navigate our room structure and developmental goals and objectives.
Birth – 1.5 years: Pipis Room
Our Pipis Room offers a warm inviting early learning environment. We understand this may be the first experience leaving your child with people outside your family and we invite parents and family members to spend as much time as they like in the room interacting with their child and also getting to know the staff members.
We provide a range of experiences, which helps early developmental milestones, and we also offer flexible routine, which allows us to keep as close as possible to your child’s home routine. Your child will be introduced to the joy painting, water play, sand, play dough along with many other experiences. As your child grows we also have opportunities to climb, jump, crawl and dance all this is done in a safe supervised environment.
1.5 – 2.5 years: Starfish Room
The Starfish room offers an environment set up to accommodate the growing toddler in a safe and stimulating way. Our environment encourages curiosity and exploration and you will often see sensory experiences such as play dough, painting, goop, slime or sand on offer. Children in this room have frequent access to outdoor play area with plenty of opportunities to run and climb, dig and build.
2.5 – 4 years: Dolphins Room
The Dolphins children are aged between 2.5 to 4 years old. Children in this room have access to experiences throughout the day that encourage their independence and decision making skills. Our dramatic play spaces provide opportunities for imaginative role play and a safe space to explore diversity in children’s families, the centre environment and the community. As the children are getting more independent at this age, this is when we, in collaboration with families, commence toilet training too.
The children in this room are taught responsibility by learning to care for two hermit crabs that live in a tank in their room.
The Seals children share a beautiful, natural outdoor area with two sand pits. This yard also features clear perpex sections in the fence so the children can observe the nearby creek and the passing trains on a daily basis. These are often topics of conversations and a great way for the children to interact with their peers and the educators.