Tiny Tiger | Elephant
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Elephant

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.

  • Ages 20 months to 28 months
  • Daily Story accessed via parent protal
  • Bring 2 sets of clothes
  • Sheets provided for rest time
  • Cups provided
  • Food provided
  • 7:00 am – 6:00 pm

Elephants’s 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

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

Daily Program

On a daily basis, Educators in the room will email provide updates to the parent portal, sharing 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 (Please note: these individual observations are only sent to the parents).

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

 

3:00 – 5:30 –  Outdoor / indoor play activities weather dependant

5:30 – 6:00 – Transition to combined play

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

6:00 – Centre closes

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

Extra Curricular Activities

Children have access to a large number of incursions and events. Examples include DanceAlong shows such as “I Love my World” and “Naidoc/Multicultural/Australiana” shows

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