Overview

Our Elephants room is a toddler age room catering to slightly older toddlers where the children are encouraged to foster their independence and self-help skills. The Elephants room is stocked with age appropriate toys, learning resources and activities to further develop their skills.
We offer a wide variety of activities and programs in line with the Early Years Learning Framework and using music and movement, small and larger group times, one on one activities which are all designed to strengthen and further develop the children’s gross and fine motor skills, social skills and emotional development.
The Elephants room has access to a wonderful yard with hard, soft, level and undulating services including artificial turf, sandstone blocks, softfall, natural tan bark and garden beds, a bike track and our all new water play park.

Key Points

  • Ages 24 months to 30 months

  • Bring 2 sets of clothes

  • Sheets provided for rest time

  • Cups provided

  • Food provided

  • 7:00 am – 6:00 pm

Elephants Aims

Our program is based on the 5 learning outcomes of the Early Years Learning Framework and aims to:
Extend children’s interests, skills and abilities
Provide an atmosphere where children can bring their culture and home life into our environment
Create a safe and secure environment; and
Meet high quality indicators of assessment and rating

Room Goals

In the Elephant room, we focus on developing the following skills:

early self help and independence
early learning concepts and motor skills
early communication skills and language development
working on connections and routines

Daily Program

On a daily basis, Educators in the room will email provide updates, sharing a story and some photos of what the children have been exploring and learning throughout the day. On a regular basis, Educators will provide families personal observations on their children (Please note: these individual observations are only sent to the parents).

Early Years Learning Framework Outcomes

Outcome 1 : Children have a strong sense of identity

Outcome 2 : Children are connected with and contribute to their world

Outcome 3 : Children have a strong sense of wellbeing

Outcome 4 : Children are confident and involved learners

Outcome 5 : Children are effective communicators

Extra Curricular Activities

Children have access to a large number of incursions and events. Examples include DanceAlong shows such as “I Love My World” along with NAIDOC, Multicultural and Australiana shows.

Children also have access to various third party extra curricular programs such as PhysiKids, Ginger Sports and Superkid

Flexible Daily Routine

7:00 – Centre opens, quiet activities, put sunscreen on children

7:30 – 9:00 – Outdoor/indoor activities (weather dependent)

9:00 – transition inside, morning tea

9:45 – 10:45 – Indoor activities

10:45 – 11:00 – Transition to lunch

11:00 – Lunch

11:45 – 12:00 – Transition to rest time

12:00 – 2:00 – Rest/sleep time

2:15 – Pack away sheets

2:15 – 2:45 – Wash hands, afternoon tea, put sunscreen on

2:45 – 3:00 – Transition to outside

3:00 – 5:30 – Outdoor play activities

5:30 – Transition to combined play

5:30 – 6:00 – Quiet indoor/outdoor activities

6:00 – Centre closes

FAQ

How can I book a tour of the centre?

Easy!

The fastest way to is call us direct on 07 3077 8867.

Otherwise you can click here to book a time online,

Do you have any availability?

Our occupancy levels do go up and down, however we generally have space in all our age groups.

We suggest you fill out this form or call us at the centre on 07 3077 8867 asap to learn more!

What ages can attend?

We are licensed to provide care for children from 6 weeks of age, up to school age.

Do you have something I can download?

Yes! Please click here to read and download our Parent Handbook.

What is the childcare subsidy?

The Child Care Subsidy is provides higher levels of financial support to the families who earn the least, in order to make the process of returning to work less financially difficult. More importantly, this initiative gives your child an opportunity to take advantage of the benefits of an early childhood education. Family life is busy – in between juggling work and family life, there’s not a lot of time left to catch up on legislative changes, so we’ve outlined them for you.

The system is income and ‘activity-based’, giving families access to either 36, 72 or 100 hours of subsidised care per fortnight, based on the hours of combined work, training or study undertaken.

How much will I get back?

Your CCS is calculated using three components:

  • Your combined family income
  • Your level of ‘activity’
  • Your childcare provider’s hourly rate

The amount of subsidy you receive depends on your circumstances.