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 – 2 years: Pipis Room
Our Pipis Room offers a warm and inviting early learning environment for children from birth to 2 years of age. 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 of painting, water play, sand and 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.
2 – 3 years: Starfish Room
The Starfish Room children are aged between 2 years to 3 years. Our room offers a safe environment and accommodates for all children in need. Our children are at the age where independence plays a big part. The children are learning to put words into sentences, or even speaking. Our room encourages a lot of curiosity, enthusiasm, co-operation, confidence, creativity and imagination. Our room enjoys using their creative skills whether it is painting, drawing, pasting or play dough. Our room enjoys frequently playing outdoors which promotes their large muscle development to run, jump, dig and dance.
3 – 4 years: Whales Room
The Whales Room caters for children aged between 3 and 4 years old. As with all of our other rooms, the learning is based on learning through play, inline with the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF). Children are supported to become confident individuals through opportunities to succeed and learn through play. Families are encouraged to provide input to enhance and extend the program.
Longer group times and moments of learning are extending in this room. Self-selection shelves have an increased variety of age-appropriate resources that the children can access, as well as a yard that they share with the Starfish Room.