Our Monkeys room is one of our younger rooms catering to small toddlers. It has a bottle preparation space, a nappy changing area and dedicated cot room for those younger children who are more comfortable sleeping in a cot or are transitioning from the routine in the Hippos room. The room is fully stocked with appropriate toys and resources for the developmental stages of the children in the room.
We offer a variety of different activities and programs utilising art and craft experiences, music and movement, small and larger group times, one on one activities all of which are designed to foster gross and fine motor development and development of social and emotional skills.
The Monkeys room has its own private, full fenced and specially designed yard providing opportunities for various outdoor play experiences and is also able to be utilised for outside play in inclement weather and allows children to still experience the outdoors without being exposed to rainy or wet weather.
Ages 15 months – 24 months
Daily Story accessed via parent portal
Bring 2 sets of clothes
Sheets provided for rest time
7:00 am – 6:00 pm
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
The program is based on individual observations, the interests and needs of the children and their individuality and developmental stages. This information is then adapted into a daily program that is set to the goals outlined in the Early Years Learning Framework.
Children at this age are learning important independence skills and with repetition can acquire competency, success and autonomy for personal care such as learning to feed themselves, using large gross motor skills, fine motor skills and take responsibility for packing up their own toys and activities. They are rapidly producing language and need simple books, puzzles and pictures. The children in the Monkeys room are also very active and enjoy, crawling, jumping, running, dancing, climbing, using large and small muscles requiring lots of space. They are also building social relationships with their peers and will seek out specific friends to interact with.
On a daily basis, Educators in the room will update the parent portal with a story and some photos of what the children have been exploring and learning throughout the day. On a regular basis, Educators will email families personal observations on their children (Note: these individual observations are only sent to the child’s parents)
Children’s learning is directed by the children’s interests so therefore we provide focussed activities lead by what the children are enjoying at the time.
In the Monkeys room we focus on creating warm and inviting environments to allow children to form positive relationships with their Educators and to make their day at Tiny Tiger a positive and memorable experience.
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.
Flexible Daily Routine
7:00 – Centre opens, quiet activities, put sunscreen on children
7:30 – 9:00 – Outdoor/indoor activities (depending weather)
9:00 – Transition inside, morning tea
9:45 – 10:45 – Indoor activities
10:45 – 11:00 – Transition to lunch
11:00 – 11:45 – Lunch
12:00 – 2:00 – Rest/Sleep time
2:15 – Pack away sheets
2:15 – 2:45 – Wash hands, afternoon tea, put sunscreen on children
2:45 – 3:00 – Transition 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
*For the younger children (12 months and under) we will follow the child routine for sleep and meal times.