INFANTS - 3 to 24 months

This is where your child’s journey often begins. It's a transitional period where your child is free to adapt to our environment at their own pace.

 

For new families, we encourage visits to our infants room with your child so they can gain a feel for our centre, whilst still having the comfort of their family with them. These visits also allow families to become familiar with our Educators, the other children and the environment.

Once you have started, our open-door policy allows you to spend time in your child’s room as often as you wish. Our Educators endeavour to follow home routines for eating, resting, sleeping and comfort as much as possible to support the continuity of the child’s care.

As your child approaches 2 years of age the staff will transition the infants from a cot to a mattress to prepare them for their move to the toddler's room.

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Here's a photo of part of the infant's outdoor play area.

The activities for your child are programmed based on a learning framework with a new plan created each week. The programming aims to enhance each child’s individual learning and development.

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Our educators are caring, focused, active and reflective in delivering the education program for each child. Your child's learning and development is assessed as part of an ongoing cycle of planning, documenting and evaluation (there is a folder for your child that documents their individual development and progress which you are encouraged to look at and provide feedback at any time).

Parents also receive a daily reflection by email that includes photos and an outline of the activities that have gone on that day and their connection to the educational framework.

An approved learning framework informs the development of a curriculum that enhances each child’s learning and development. - See more at: http://www.acecqa.gov.au/Educational-program-and-practice#sthash.Kkh8BuW1.dpuf

Our programs

Attachment
Your child will develop attachment to their caregivers learning to trust them.

Trust
Through the established trust between your child and their caregivers your child will learn to leave them and explore and play in their new environment.

Play
Your child will learn and grow through play and creativity.

Our Educators

A wonderful team of warm, caring and patient staff.

Our team is rich with the experience of staff who have been caring for the infants in our centre for over 20 years.

Educator : child ratios
A minumum 1 educator to every 4 children

First aid officers

Occupational health and safety officer

Language resources

Environment

Indoors Environment

Adjacent open plan spaces for play and creative activities.

Soft floor open space for floor activities.

Separate cot sleeping room.

Bathroom with nappy change areas and toddlers toilet.

Outdoors Environment

Our infants enjoy their own outdoor play area.

The yard provides a lovely shaded area for them to explore.

Large undercover sandpit

Large verandah and shaded open play area.

Swing