We have re-designed the 3 year old room to make it more aesthetically pleasing for the children by opening it up and adding new learning areas. This will help to develop the children’s self-help and confidence skills. They now have a library corner, learning tables, an art area, and an area for construction and dramatic play. Their curriculum will involve child initiated learning and also educator intentional teaching.
Over the summer break Our House has had a face lift. The inside rooms have been given a new coat of paint.The walls in each room now have Perspex boards on which the educators can display the children’s artwork and learning. In addition, the 2-3 old room will soon have another air conditioner installed.
As you well know the centre has a new room layout. This was done to benefit your child with their learning and development. The funded kinder now has its own room as this is a separate program run by our Bachelor of Education accredited kinder teacher Cameron. Having their own room will improve the kinder children’s education. Your child’s kinder year is an important one. We provide an enriched educational program. In our kinder your child will learn to make friends, join in cooperative activities, and focus on learning their letters and colours. All this will help your child get ready for the next milestone of going to school. The babies now have much more room in their new nursery. This bigger room enables us to extend the nursery room to provide for children up to 2.5 years old. After that, they will then move to the toddler room which is for ages 2.5 to 3. The toddler room caters to a whole different set of learning and development than the nursery room does, and the play and educational programs there will be much more age appropriate.
For the last few months, all the children that will be moving up from the nursery and the toddler room have been transitioning into their new room and have been settling in quite well. On the 16th of January 2017 all the children moving up will start on this day in their new room, with their new educator. Each room will keep their room leader, so children staying in their room will have a familiar face leading the group.