About

Learning Areas

We believe children learn best when they are in an environment that is set up to their specific abilities and needs. This is why we have chosen to split our centre into 3 rooms. Each room is designed to cater for the age and stage of the children within it. The rooms are:
Under 2 year olds, 2 – 3.5 year olds, and 3.5 – 5 year olds.

In the Under 2’s room we aim to provide a calm, safe, and peaceful environment for our children. We incorporate Dr Emmi Pikler’s approach to respectful care into our everyday practice, following her belief that infants and toddlers are confident, competent and unique individuals who are focused, self initiating, involved, resourceful, secure, co-operative and curious (Gerber, 1984). Our environment reflects these ideas.

Instead of combining 2 – 5 year olds we decided it was more beneficial for the children’s learning and wellbeing to be split over two rooms.

Our 2 – 3.5 year olds room is designed with exploration in mind. We believe this age group love to be challenged and we aim to provide an environment that allows them to be. We want them to feel safe and secure in the environment and free to take risks and push the limits of their own abilities.

In our 3.5 – 5 year old room we want our children to feel they have ownership and choice over their learning environment. We have chosen to use resources and furniture that can be moved and changed, so that the children can be involved in the set up of different spaces. Children are encouraged to be explorers, poets, actors, singers, artists, builders, inventors, scientists and anything else they dream of being. We want the space to reflect the children within it.

 

Meals

We provide three meals per day, Morning Tea, Lunch, and Afternoon Tea. Our aim is to ensure that the children in our care are fed nutritious meals which are limited in sugar and salt, and full of natural ingredients, especially vegetables and fruit. We understand that there are many children who have particular dietary requirements due to allergies and intolerances, and we will provide alternatives when necessary.
Below is a copy of one of our weekly menus to give you an idea of the meals we provide.

 Morning Tea
Lunch Afternoon Tea
MondayFresh Fruit

Popcorn
Make your own
Salad sandwiches

Frozen Yoghurt Pops
Fresh Fruit

Savory Scones
TuesdayFresh Fruit

Pikelets
Spaghetti Bolognese

Fresh Fruit Platter
Fresh Fruit

Corn chips and Hummus
WednesdayFresh Fruit

Rice Crackers and Cottage Cheese
Pizza
Vege Sticks

Apple Crumble
Fresh Fruit

Banana Cake
ThursdayFresh Fruit

Apple Cake
Butter Chicken

Frozen Yoghurt Pops
Fresh Fruit

Corn Chips and Salsa
FridayFresh Fruit

Savory Muffins
Beef Nachos

Fresh Fruit Platter
Fresh Fruit

Crackers and Vegemite/ Marmite