Fairy Penguins

13 Months to 2 years old

Our dedicated toddler room is a warm and inviting learning space for growing babies to grow and develop. The educational program runs a morning and afternoon program. Each play room has a familiar and predictable routine that includes active play times, meal times, nappy changing time and a sleep routine. Children are supported and encouraged to grow strong healthy bodies and a love for learning. Every child will take a unique path to their learning and development. Daily yoga classes will help to teach children breathing techniques to calm their emotions and regulate their behaviour. These are skills children will use throughout their life.   Our educators are bright happy inspiring people who have been handpicked to work with toddlers because of their experience and specialised training in early childhood development.

Each day your child will have many learning opportunities to engage with their educators and other children. As children progress through their development they begin to play for longer periods of time. At this age children are beginning to use language to communicate with others.

Our chef prepares good wholesome fresh food to fuel growing bodies. Young children need good nutrition, plenty of fresh food & water, educational stimulation, care/ nurture and rest times.

At this age children will be playing with musical instruments, standing at a table and playing play dough, learning how to squeeze and manipulate the dough in their hands. They will be painting, using strokes to make marking on paper. They will be learning rhyming finger songs which help to stimulate neuron connections in their brain. The play area will be set up to include a home area with dolls, tea set, dress ups and prams. The play area also has a large comfy mat with soft cushions, cupboards that house a variety of different sized wooden blocks, people, cylinder and cars and trucks.

The library is situated in a quiet area in the room. From time to time children need quiet areas to withdraw and listen to a story or simply have some time to play. Children will be taken on daily outings in the local community, (4 seated prams) enabling children to make connections within their community and extend their wellbeing.

Our beautiful outdoor gardens are a great place for young children to run, jump, sing and explore. The sand pit is situated in a quiet area in the yard so that young children can dig, manipulate and make food with the sand. The area has bikes, prams, painting and climbing equipment to keep our bright children happy and engaged in learning.

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Collard's Childcare & Kindergarten - Mill Park