Our Rooms

At Child’s Play. Our rooms are broken down into ages and stages where children are benefiting from challenges and new experiences.

Our rooms are flexible when it comes to design, furniture and resources and can be altered at any time to cater for the needs and influx from the local families and their children. Depending on the service your child is enrolled , the rooms may be sub-divided further, some services have only 4 rooms, whilst others are larger and have up to 7 rooms. Therefore there may be multiple rooms at the various stages outlined below:

In all of our indoor environments we use calming and soft colours, natural wooden resources, home like furniture and equipment, plants, veggie patches and gardens for children to have fun with while learning. We will create life like play spaces to replicate the areas of the home and life, that will help them develop valuable life skills and knowledge.

Nursery Rooms

Nursery Room’s cater for children approximately from 6 weeks to 18 months of age. Staff encourage and support children to become independent as they grow and develop. Children are provided with a range of experiences that give them the opportunity to explore their environments allowing them to continuously learn and discover new things.

Some examples of activities that the child at this developmental stage should be doing:

  • 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 parent goes away

Toddler Rooms

Toddler Room’s cater for children approximately from 18 months to 3 years of age. Educators prepare and implement a curriculum that is developed from the interests and needs of the children. The children are encouraged and supported to explore the world around them through exciting and developmentally appropriate experiences.

Some examples of activities that the child at this developmental stage should be doing:

  • Walks, Climbs, Runs
  • Feeds themselves
  • Begins to co-operate in play
  • Can drink from a cup
  • Recognises themselves in mirrors
  • Knows and repeats first name
  • The educators assist children in preparing to move up to the next room by working closely with families.

Pre-Kinder

Pre-Kinder Room’s cater for children approximately from 3-4 years of age. In these room’s children are given the opportunity to explore new ideas and concepts as well as prepare them for kinder the following year.

The program is developed from children’s interests as well as incorporating activities that assist children to achieve goals set by their parents and educator, children begin to develop independence skills in this age group, they begin to dress themselves, choose activities and become aware for other children and form friendships. Children are given the opportunity to contribute to the program their ideas and activities that they wish to engage in.

Some examples of activities that the child at this developmental stage should be doing:

  • 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

Kindergarten room’s cater for children from 4 to 5 years of age and these room’s includes a government approved 4-year-old Kinder program delivered for over 600 hours per year by our Early Childhood Teacher. Children spend time developing the skills they will require for school the following year. They engage in a wide range of experiences, both developed from the children’s interests as well as the educator’s goals for the children.

Our program is designed to prepare children for school socially, emotionally, physically and cognitively. We run an indoor-outdoor program which provides ample time for the children to develop gross motor skills as well as having the choice about where they want to play.

With a focus on self-help skills we will help your child to develop the skills to become independent with their belongings, to dress themselves, personal hygiene and meal time etiquette. Your child will have the opportunity to form friendships and play together with children in group activities as well as participate in solitary experiences in the room.

Some examples of activities that the child at this developmental stage should be doing:

  • 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

Childs Play Tarneit

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