Our Rooms

Our Childcare Rooms

At Child’s Play, our rooms are broken down into ages and stages where children are benefiting from new challenges and new experiences. In each of our rooms, we strive to provide the best learning environments, this includes quality educators, transformative curriculums and adaptable indoor and outdoor facilities. Our facilities have 7 purpose built rooms designed to meet the developmental needs of every child.

Flexible Design

Our rooms are skillfully designed to match the needs of our families. We have purposefully designed them to have flexible furniture and resources to cater to changing influxes from local families. Often we will change the room design to match our children’s interests and further their development. In some of our rooms we also change up the design of part of the room to celebrate cultural holidays such as Mother’s Day, Holi and ANZAC Day.

More than a Play Space

In all of our learning environments, we create life-like play spaces to replicate the areas of the home and outside world to help children develop valuable life skills and knowledge. Children have the opportunity to grow vegetables, take care of gardens or look after resident pets at our centres.

Within our indoor environments, we use natural wooden home-style furniture and soft colour palettes to create calm environments for every child to enjoy.

Nursery Rooms

Room 1 and 2

Our Nursery Rooms generally cater for children aged 6 weeks to 24 months of age. In Room 1 and 2, our educators encourage and support children in reaching some of their first developmental goals. At this age, children often want to utilise their five senses to explore their environment and discover new things. At our facilities, we provide them with a range of experiences which give them the opportunity to harness their senses and become independent learners.

The developmental milestones your children will reach in this room include:

  • says words like ‘dada’ or ‘mama’
  • waves goodbye
  • sits without support
  • stands up by pulling themself using furniture
  • shows signs of anxiety or stress if a parent goes away

Toddler Rooms

Room 3 and 4

Our Toddler rooms cater for children approximately from 18 months to 3 years of age. In these rooms, we introduce our Reggio Emilia and Kathy Walker curriculums to encourage exploration of interests and learning through play. Our educators provide the children with new experiences and encourage them to participate in exciting and developmentally appropriate experiences. One of the unique opportunities that children undertake at our centres is self-serve lunch, where your child has the opportunity to determine when they eat and how much they eat throughout the day.

The developmental milestones your children will reach in this room include:

  • Walking, Climbing, Running
  • Feeding themselves
  • Begins to co-operate in play
  • Can drink from a cup
  • Recognise themselves in mirrors
  • Knows and repeats first name

When toddlers are ready to move to the next room, our educators work with our families to ensure there is a smooth transition between rooms.

Pre-Kinder

Room 5 and 6

For children aged 3 to 4 years old, they will be put into one of our pre-kinder rooms. In these rooms, children are given the opportunity to explore new ideas and concepts to help prepare them for kinder next year.

Our program is designed to cater to the children’s interests and incorporate developmental goals to ready them for kindergarten. Within this program, children actively choose what they want to engage with and begin to develop independent skills such as dressing themselves and making friends.

The developmental milestones your children will reach in this room include:

  • uses objects and materials to build or construct things, e.g. block tower, puzzle, clay, sand and water
  • asks many questions
  • hops, jumps and runs with ease
  • understands when someone is hurt and comforts them
  • shares, smiles and cooperates with peers
  • holds crayon/pencil etc. between thumb and first two fingers

Kinder

Room 7

Our kindergarten program caters for children from 4 to 5 years old and is a government approved 4-year-old kinder program. Our kinder program involves over 600 hours of dedicated teaching delivered each year by our qualified Kindergarten teacher preparing them for school the following year.

Our program is a unique indoor outdoor program which is facilitated by the child’s interests and prepares them for school, socially, emotionally, physically and cognitively. Within our curriculum, children will complete individual tasks, participate in long term projects and form friendships with other children.

We have key focuses on developing fine motor skills and self-help skills so children become independent and take ownership of their belongings. This could look like your child going to the toilet on their own or picking up their childcare bag at the end of the day.

The developmental milestones your children will reach in this room include:

  • enjoys playing with other children
  • may have a particular friend
  • speaks in sentences and use many different words
  • transfers weight forward to throw ball and attempts to catch ball with hands

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About Child’s Play ELC

Child’s Play Early learning is a family owned business, Ian and Sam Johnson that have over 20 years experience in Education.  The Child’s Play brand has high expectations and the Tarneit service is rated “exceeding”.

Torquay

1 Pintail Drive
Torquay VIC 3228
Phone: 03 5296 0105
torquay@childsplayelc.com.au

Child’s Play Tarneit

642 Tarneit Road
Tarniet Vic 3029
Tel: 03 9748 2004
tarneit@childsplayelc.com.au

Child’s Play Tarneit West

4 Hermosa Drive
Tarneit West Vic 3029
Tel: 03 9242 0145
tarneitwest@childsplayelc.com.au