Rooms

 Rabbits Burrow 

 Lions Den

Beehive

Our babies are in the Beehive room, we take babies from 6 weeks to 2 years of age. We have up to 16 babies per day with 4 permanent educators.
The major focus in our Beehive room is security and attachment, which is essential for early brain development. We achieve this through careful planning and the use of the primary caregiving model.
Educators try to maintain all babies home routines as much as possible within the centre.
The Beehive have their own outside play area.
Our toddlers are in the Rabbit's Burrow, these children are aged between 2 to 3 1/2 years.
We have up to 20 children in the Rabbit's with 4 permanent  educators, working on a 1 : 5 ratio.
Primary caregiving is again strongly used.
The focus for this age group is independence and learning things for themself, particularly with routines such as toileting and dressing themselves.
Our kindy aged children are in the Lions Den, these children are aged between 3 years until they go to school.
The Lions Den has up to 24 children with 3-4 permanent educators, including a Teacher with a Bachelor in Early Childhood Education. 
Routines plays less of a role than the other rooms which leaves more time for curriculum development and implementation. The program is more detailed  and areas such as technology are introduced.
A strong focus in the Lion's Den is social skills with children beginning to have the ability to show empathy, share and develop friendships. 

Curriculum

A significant factor in our curriculum is primary care giving and attachment theory. All children are assigned a primary caregiver to assit with the settling in process and to meet the physical and emotional needs of the children. This assists with children's security and attachment which in turn heavily influences their abilities to learn and develop.
 
Primary Caregiving also helps with strong building of relationships with parents and families. We strive to meet children's individual needs in routines, care and education.
 
Our developmental programs are based on the EYLF (Early Years Learnig Framework) and involves educators obversations, parent involvement and input, emergent curriculum and learning stories.
 
There are 5 areas in the Early Years Learning Framework:
 
Outcome 1 : Children have a strong sense of identity
 
Outcome 2 : Children are connected with and contribute to their world
 
Outcoem 3 : Children have a strong sense of wellbeing
 
Outcome 4 : Children are confident and involved learners
 
Outcome 5 : Children are effective communicators
 
Each room runs a curriculum consisting of an Emergent Program which is based on all the children's interests and individual planning. These individual programs are developed by the child's Primary Caregiver and are specific to each child and their developmental needs and interests.
 
Learning Stories : depict children's learning in a story format, using written text and photographs. They focus on children's intersts and strengths and highlight learning dispositions as well as refering learning back to the EYLF. Each child receives at least one learning story per school term.
 
Excursions, incursions and visitors also play an important role in the delivery of our curriculum.