Overview

The Tigers Room is our pre-Kindy room where children’s independence is encouraged and nurtured.

Children at this age are learning important independence skills and, with repetition, can acquire competency and autonomy for personal care such as learning to dress and toilet themselves as well as take responsibility for packing up their own toys and activities. Children at this age are also taking increasing responsibility for their own routines, including making their own beds, keeping track of their own belongings and feeding themselves.

Children of this age are also generally very active and enjoy jumping, running, dancing, climbing, using large muscles and requiring lots of space. They are also building social relationships with their peers and will seek out specific friends with whom to interact.

We offer a wide variety of activities in line with the Early Years Learning Framework. The specific educational programs are designed based on our Educators’ observations of the interests, needs and developmental stages of the children. We use music and movement, small and large group activities as well as one-on-one activities all of which are designed to strengthen and further develop the children’s gross and fine motor skills, social skills and emotional management skills.

We create opportunities for the children in the Tigers Room to take part in more structured learning activities and participate in small and large group activities during which the children are encouraged to share their thoughts, ideas and interests with the group. We also continuously challenge the children to develop new interestes and skills. This puts them in good stead for the transition into our approved Kindergarten program and for their subsequent entry into Prep.

The children in the Tigers Room have access to two separate yards that provides them with a wide range of outdoor play activities and options. Children’s gross motor skills are encouraged and fostered as are shared learning experiences with children from other rooms.

Key Points

  • For children from 3 to 4 years of age

  • Five meals provided each day

  • Sheets for rest time are provided each day

  • Free incursions include multi-sports, music, dance and language programs

  • Care is provided from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm, Monday to Friday

Overview

The Tigers room is our pre-Kindy room where children’s independence is encouraged and nurtured.
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 dress and toilet themselves 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 Tigers are also very active and enjoy jumping, running, dancing, climbing, using large muscles and requiring lots of space. They are also building social relationships with their peers and will seek out specific friends to interact with.

In the Tigers room, we will also challenge the children to develop new skills and introduce skills to prepare them for our pre prep room. The Tigers room has access to an interactive whiteboard which enhances the children’s learning and their use of technology in their learning.

The Tigers children have access to two separate yards to provide an unlimited number of outdoor play activities and options. Children’s gross motor skills are fostered and encouraged as are shared learning experiences with other rooms

Key Points

  • Ages 3 years to 4 years

  • Daily Story accessed via parent portal

  • Bring 2 sets of clothes

  • Sheets provided for rest time

  • cups provided

  • Food provided

  • 7:00 am – 6:00 pm

Room Goals

The Educators in the Tigers Room aims to create an environment into which children are comfortable to bring their culture and home life. In addition to creating a safe and secure environment for the children, the programs in the room are focused on extending the children’s interests, skills and abilities.

Room Programs

Our programs are based on the five outcomes of the Early Years Learning Framework.

Furthermore, our programs are also aligned to what the children are interested in and, therefore, the children drives the activities we plan.

On a daily basis, Educators in the Tigers Room will provide parents with information and photos on the activities of the children, particularly on what they have been exploring and learning throughout the day. Educators will further provide parents with specific observations, focused on the developmental progress, of each child.

EYLF Outcomes

The Early Years Learning Framework Outcomes are as follows:

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 in the Tigers Room have access to a wide range of incursions and events, including:

  • Soccer program with Ginger Sports
  • Multi-sports program with Camarada Kids
  • Singing program with The Swaggie Man
  • Music program with Musical Circle
  • Zumba program with Camarada Kids
  • Proprietary developed language program with our multi-lingual Educators

Flexible Daily Routine

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

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

9:00 – Transition inside, morning tea

9:45 – 11:00 – Indoor activities

11:15 – Group time

11:30 – Make beds

11:45 – Lunch

12:00 – 2:00 – Rest / sleep time

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

2:45 – 3:00 – Transitions 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.