Rooms
Please select one of the following rooms

WHAT TO BRING

  • Disposable nappies for the day
  • Dummy (if needed)
  • Comfort blanket/toy (if needed)
  • Change of clothes
  • Formula bottles made up from home (please sign the bottles in on arrival)
  • We provide cows and soy milk (please provide an empty bottle)
  • Hat/coat depending on weather
  • Water cup / drink bottle
  • Family Photo for the Family Tree in the room

Note: 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 ENSURE ALL ITEMS ARE CLEARLY
LABELLED WITH YOUR CHILD’S NAME.

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What to expect:

4-6 months

  • Play actively with small toys, such as rattle or block
  • Manipulate and mouth toys and other objects that come to hand
  • Enjoy playing with soft squeaky toys and rattles; putting them in the
  • mouth, bitting and chewing on them
  • Bang objects together playfully; banging spoon on table
  • Handle and explore objects in a variety of ways: visually; turning them
  • around; feeling all surfaces; banging and shaking

6-9 months

  • Find feet and hands and sometimes use feet to grasp objects
  • Sit steadily on the floor stretching out in all directions for toys without
  • falling overHold two objects simultaneously one in each hand
  • Pass a toy from one hand to the other by releasing the grip.
  • Begin to crawl and reach towards eye catching objects that are out of
  • Range. Pull to standing, holding onto support for a few moments but
  • unable to lowner oneself. Falls backward with a bump
  • Babble loudly and tunefully in repetitive strings of syllables e.g. “dad- dad”, “mum-mum”

9-12 months

  • Enjoy large motor activities such as pulling to stand,
  • moving around furniture holding on, standing alone
    and crawling
  • Enjoy the sensation and noise of banging or sliding
  • objects on a hard surface

progression to banging two toys together

  • Enjoy putting things on head
  • Enjoy putting objects in and out of each other- manipulating toys care
  • Fully show an interest in opening and closing doors and cupboards

12-15 months

  • Get to feet unaided
  • Walk unassisted though falling often and not always able to
  • manoeuvre around obstacles
  • Enjoy pushing and pulling toys while walking
  • Carry toys from place to place
  • Begin to understand functional relationships e.g. put spoon in bowl

15-18 months

  • Use two words
  • Drink from a cup

18-24 months

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

18-24 months

  • Take off an article of clothing
  • ‘feed’ a doll
  • Build a tower of four blocks

 

Routine

The routine is flexible and caters for the children’s individual needs.
Nappies are regularly changed throughout he 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.

Duckling Room Daily Routine


7.00am – Centre open
– Children arrive
– Change nappies of children
8:00 – 8:30 – Breakfast served to children
Offer drinks
– Free play
– Follow up individual children’s
routines (refer to chart in kitchen)
9:15 – Outside play if weather permits
10:45 – 11:00 – Prepare children for lunch
11:00 – Lunch time
11:15 – 11:30 – Change nappies and undress children for sleep
– Prepare bed and cots
– Prepare before sleep bottles
– Children’s sleep comfort items
11:45 – 12:00 – Rest time, sit besides children until they settle
1:30 – 2:00 – Children start waking up
– Change nappies and dress children
– Change sheets on beds and cots
2:20 – 2:30 – Prepare children for afternoon tea
– Children’s afternoon tea time at table
4:00 – Start getting children ready for home, change into home nappy
4:30 – 5:00 – Provide children with late night snack of sandwiches
6:00 – Centre closed

WHAT TO BRING

  • Comfort blanket/toy (if needed)
  • Disposable nappies for the day
  • Change of clothes, and shoes and extra underpants if toilet training.
  • Water bottle
  • Nappy Cream
  • Family Photo for the Family Tree in the room

Note: 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
accidents. No thongs or crocs.

Some signs that your child might be ready for toilet training are:

  • Holding on with out soiling or wetting for a longer period
    Refusing 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 15 children. It is difficult for educators to be toilet training your child with many other children to be cared for .

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
  • Use propositions (by, to, in, on top of)

Routine:

The routine is flexible and caters for the children’s
individual needs. Nappies are regularly changed throughout he 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.

Penguin room daily routine


7.00AM – Centre opens
– Family grouping in duckling’s room and rosella room
7.30AM – Children move into their room
– The children are offered breakfast in all rooms
9.00AM – Morning tea is offered to all children
– The children participate in planned experiences
9.55AM – The children are encouraged to participate in cleaning up the room before moving to the next part of the program
10.00AM-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)
11.00AM – 11.10AM – Getting ready for lunch Children are sent indoors in small groups to wash their hands and put hats and coats away
11.15AM Lunch – The children sit down at the table then serve themselves lunch (with assistance if needed)
– Children are encouraged to scrape their bowls and wash their hands and face once they have finished lunch (assisted if needed)
11.45AM – 12.15PM – Preparation for rest time
– Children have a quiet play
– 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
12.15PM – 2.00PM – Sleep time
– The children are assisted to go to sleep
– The room is set up for the afternoon
– (Staff need to check the laundry and fold nappies)
2.00PM – 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
2.30PM – Afternoon tea
3.15PM – Outdoor play if weather permitted
4.00PM – 4.30PM – Children prepare to go home
4.45PM – Children are offered late snack
5.30PM – The children move to the duckling’s room for family grouping
6.00PM – Centre closes

WHAT TO BRING

  • Hat/coat depending on weather
  • Comfort blanket/toy (if needed)
  • Library / Calico bag for artwork
  • Water bottle
  • Change of clothes, extra underpants if toilet training, pull ups if not toilet trained
  • It is preferred for children in this room to be toilet trained however if this is not the case please provide pull ups for your child
  • Family Photo for the Family Tree in the room

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

Routine

The routine is flexible and caters for the children’s individual needs.

Nappies are regularly changed throughout he 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.

 

Rosella Room Daily Routine


7:00AM – Centre opens
8:00AM – Breakfast is offered on one table.
– Children wash their hands and have the option of breakfast.
8:45 AM – Kinder program starts
– Progressive morning tea is provided on designated table
– Indoor/outdoor play is continued
11:15 AM – Children are offered a progressive lunch and engage in conversation with peers
– Children are encouraged to serve them selves
Children are encouraged to scrape their bowls and empty their cups
– Children are encouraged to wash their faces
– Children who sleep begin to go to toilet and prepare for bed
– Children who do not sleep continue indoor/ outdoor play or have option of laying on the mat for a story
– Children who are awake are offered quiet activities which can be offered indoor/ outdoor
2:30PM – Children begin to wake and dress themselves
– Children who have a sleep are encouraged to go to the toilet
Progressive afternoon tea begins
Indoor/ outdoor play continues
By 4:00PM – Staff and children work as a team to pack away all messy play and outdoor area slowly
4:30PM – Progressive late snack is provided at the tables for all children who are interested Continue indoor play
4:45 PM – Kindergarten finishes for the day, children move into the long day care program
5:30PM – Children begin preparing to pack bags and collect belongings while staff begin packing up room
– Children are taken down to the Duckling room for family grouping
6:00PM – Centre closes