What to  bring:

  • Disposable nappies for the day
  • Dummy (if needed)
  • Comfort blanket/toy (if needed)
  • Change of clothes
  • Hat/Beanie/Coat (depending on weather)
  • If toilet training extra change of clothes, underpants and shoes
  • Wet bag for dirty clothing
  • Water cup / Drink bottle
  • Family Photo for the Family Tree in the room
Note: Please ensure all items are clearly labelled with your child’s name.

Children’s water bottles must be taken home at the end of each day and bought back the next day your child is in.

Please put children in supportive shoes to avoid accident. No thongs or crocs.


Signs your child might be ready for toilet training –

  • Holding on without soiling or wetting for a longer period
  • Refusing to wear their nappy
  • Showing interest in sitting on the toilet

Please keep in mind that toilet training can be a long process causing some stress at times, but given the time and encouragement all children will master this new skill at their individual pace.

It is recommended that all children are toilet trained before moving up to the Rosella room due to there being no nappy changing facilities in the Rosella room. Parents need to be aware that there is a change in staff ratios in this room to 1 educator to 11 children.

What to expect:

By 2 years –

  • Take off an article of clothing
  • feed a doll
  • Build a tower of four blocks
  • Identify two items in a picture by pointing

By 2½ years –

  • Use 50 words or more
  • Combine words
  • Follow a two-step command without gestures
By 3 years –

  • Identify four pictures by naming
  • Wash and dry hands
  • Identify a friend by naming
  • Throw a ball overhand
  • Speak and be understood half the time
  • Carry on a conversation of two or three sentences

Daily Routine:

The routine is flexible and caters for the children’s individual needs. Nappies are regularly changed throughout the day. Water is available for children throughout the day. Children are supervised at all times however accidents do occur from time to time. Every effort is taken to ensure your child is nurtured and cared for when this occurs.


  • Centre opens
  • Family grouping in duckling’s room and rosella room
12:15 – 2:00pm
  • Sleep time
  • The children are assisted to go to sleep
  • The room is set up for the afternoon
  • Children move into their room
  • The children are offered breakfast in all rooms
2:00 – 3:00pm
  •  Children begin to wake up
  • Children’s nappies are changed as well as toileting
  • The children are assisted with dressing
  • Children participate in planned experiences
  •  Morning tea is offered to all children
  • The children participate in planned experiences
  • Afternoon tea
  •  The children are encouraged to participate in cleaning up the room before moving to the next part of the program
  • Outdoor play if weather permitted
10:00 – 11:00am
  • Outdoor play
  • The children sit down for group interaction
  • The children then slowly move to the bathroom to get their hats, sunscreen or coats
  • The children participate in outdoor experiences (If weather does not permit outdoor play under cover outdoor permitted)
4:00 – 4:30pm
  • Children prepare to go home
11:00 – 11:10am
  •  Getting ready for lunch – Children head indoors in small groups to wash their hands and put hats and coats away
  • Children are offered late snack
  • Lunch Time
  • The children sit down at the table and serve themselves lunch (assistance if needed)
  • Children are encouraged to scrape their bowls and wash their hands and face once they have finished lunch (assisted if needed)
  • The children move to the duckling’s room for family grouping
11:45am – 12:15pm
  • Preparation for rest time
  • Children have a quiet play (outdoors in weather permits)
  • Staff assist children with undressing (i.e. shoes, socks and any other items of clothing children wish to take off)
  • Nappies & toilet training process occurs
  • Centre closes