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 – 18 months: Pipis Room
Our Pipis Room offers a warm and inviting early learning environment for children from birth to 18 months 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.
18 months – 2 years: Starfish Room
The Starfish Room children are aged between 18 months to 2 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.
2 – 3 years: Seals Room
Our Seals Room children are aged between 2 to 3 years. Children are provided with a welcoming, happy and safe environment where they have the freedom to be themselves and to explore. Children in the Seals Room are encouraged to be independent, confident throughout the day and explore their self-help skills. Our children have access to experiences for the development of their social skills such as home corner and dress ups. Children are also encouraged to engage in group times and in our book corner where we read books and sing songs for our children’s language development, social skills and also have a quiet time for themselves.
3 – 4 years: Dolphins Room
Our Dolphins Room provides a supportive and inclusive program for children aged 3 to 4 years. We encourage self-help (toilet training, dressing themselves, hygiene practice) for the children to attempt and eventually succeed with the aid of the educators.
In the Dolphins Room we try to provide a dynamic program where the children are always learning through their play. We provide sensory/messy play, creative/expressive art and dramatic/imaginative play which are all planned by the children communicating and expressing their wants and needs to the educators.
Throughout the day the children are offered an indoor/outdoor program where the children have the choice on what they want to experience. Outside we offer many different play spaces for the children to experience. They can create in the sandpit, build with the variety of blocks or move the dirt with dump trucks.