$80 per day - per child
ages 2 and half to school age
Monday - Thursday
7:30am - 4:30pm
"To educate the whole child, his heart and his will must be reached as well as the mind"
Our doors open, children place their belongings away and join us for outdoor/indoor play; this may include seasonal arts & craft, gardening, music, cooking, table activities, household tasks or free play. All activities offer opportunities for social development, personal empowerment, language development, preliteracy and pre-mathematical skills, building independence, as well as a broad range of basic living and self management skills.
We come together for Morning Circle, this is a time to celebrate our place, our group and honour cultural and seasonal experiences. Rhythmical verse, song and repetitive poetry stances are combined with thoughtful movement opportunities to provide a meaningful context for language awareness and development. We aim to develop the children’s sense of belonging and expand our ideas and understandings, enabling us to become stronger in our social and cultural identities.
We have designated story time which aims to encourage ethical and moral awareness through puppetry and features as part of our `whole language approach’. Children will take these impressions and retell them in play.
Children are transitioned to rest time by the gentle song of educators, children are lovingly settled into relaxation to refresh for afternoon activities.
The day is filled with shared meal times that support healthy nutritious clean eating practices.
We transition to morning tea at 10:30am, lunch at 12:30pm and afternoon tea at 3:00pm.
We say goodbye for the day, centre closes.
A home-like environment has been lovingly and consciously created where children are surrounded with beauty, truth and goodness in every activity of their day. Supporting children in an ebb and flow of consistent rhythm (daily, weekly, seasonal and celebratory) helps the children to move through their day and week in a safe and predictable environment that is necessary for the healthy development of boundaries, physical skills and ultimately inspires trust in their world.