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 – 12 months:  Pipis Room

Our Pipis Room offers a warm inviting early learning environment for children from birth to 12 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 Educators.

We provide a range of experiences, which helps early developmental milestones, and we also offer a flexible routine, which allows us to keep as close as possible to your child’s home routine. Your child will be introduced to the joys of painting, water play, sand and play dough along with many other experiences. As your child grows we also have opportunities for them to climb, jump, crawl and dance – all this is delivered in a safe supervised environment.

12 months – 2 years:  Starfish Room

The Starfish Room children are aged between 18 months to 3 years. This room offers a safe environment where we encourage a lot of curiosity, enthusiasm, co-operation, confidence, creativity and imagination.  Children in our Starfish Room enjoy using their creativity throughout the day whether it is getting involved in painting, drawing, pasting or play dough.  Our room offers an indoor/outdoor program in which our children have opportunities for longer periods of uninterrupted play enabling them to engage in areas of interest and extend on their learning.  Our children are at the age where independence plays a big part and as Educators we do our best to promote this as much as we can throughout the day.

2 – 2.5 years:  Seals Room

Our Seals Room children are aged between 2 to 2.5 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 and confident learners throughout the day and explore their self-help skills. Our children are encouraged to engage in group times where we read books, sing songs and participate in music and movement activities as well as taking time to rest and relax in quiet areas of the room.

2.5 – 3 years:  Jellyfish Room

Our Jellyfish Room children are aged between 2.5 to 3 years.  As with our Seals Room, children are provided with a welcoming, happy and safe environment where they have the freedom to be themselves and to explore. Children in the Jellyfish Room are encouraged to be independent and confident learners throughout the day and explore their self-help skills. Our children are encouraged to engage in group times where we read books, sing songs and participate in music and movement activities as well as taking time to rest and relax in quiet areas of the room.

3 – 4 years:  Dolphins Room

Our Dolphin 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 Dolphin 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 collaborating with the children during daily group times.

Throughout the day children are offered an indoor/outdoor program where their agency and independence are supported.  Outside we offer many different play spaces for the children to experience and encourage children to take part in caring for the natural environment including a herb and veggie patch which are utilised in our kitchen.

4 – 6 years:  Kinder Room

Read about our Kinder Program here.