Our Tiny Tots room provides high quality care for infants aged 6 weeks to 2 years and has a 1-4 Educator to Child ratio.
Having a child centered approach, Educators work in close partnership with families to maintain individual infants routines such as sleep and bottle times. Educators record, display and send electronically all information relating to sleep, feeding, and nappy changes to parents so they can be accurately informed of their child's routine for the day.
Before infants reach the age of 2 years they achieve so many milestones. They begin to crawl and walk, pick up and manipulate objects, make their first sounds and words, play with objects and toys, explore the environment, search for objects and start to complete simple puzzles. It is a very busy and important time in the child's life and to achieve all these skills they need security, stability and the support and encouragement of caring Educators.
We do this by observing each child, noting their actions and abilities, their strengths and what challenges they are ready for. The activities we plan are developmentally appropriate and goals are set for each infant to achieve.
The Tiny Tots Playroom is large and versatile. It has three adjoining sleep rooms, an enclosed kitchenette that is not accessible to children, and a large nappy, changing and toileting room. The infant room shares it's outdoor area with the adjacent Mini Toddlers supporting children to form relationships with the Mini Toddler Educators and other children before they begin the move to that room. The large grassy outdoor play area has an undercover sandpit, built in bridge and lots of trees - sun safe practices are always used.
Our Educators are very experienced and aim to foster development by creating a safe and warm environment that nurtures trust, confidence and a sense of belonging. Educators see children as competent individuals, showing respect towards their individual thoughts, feelings and beliefs and supporting them to develop their emerging independence and autonomy.