Overview

Our Zebras 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 Zebras 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. Children in this age group are entering early learning stages with colours, letters and numbers to build the foundations for more structured learning in older age groups. 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 Zebras 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. The Zebras room has access to a wonderful yard with hard, soft, level and undulating services including artificial turf, sandstone blocks, soft fall, natural tan bark and garden beds, a bike track and our water play park.

Key Points

  • Ages 2 – 3 yrs (30 – 40 months)

  • Bring 2 sets of clothes

  • Sheets provided for rest time

  • Cups provided

  • Food provided

  • 7:00 am – 6:00 pm

Overview

Our Zebras 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 Zebras 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. Children in this age group are entering early learning stages with colours, letters and numbers to build the foundations for more structured learning in older age groups. 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 Zebras 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. The Zebras room has access to a wonderful yard with hard, soft, level and undulating services including artificial turf, sandstone blocks, soft fall, natural tan bark and garden beds, a bike track and our water play park.

Key Points

  • Ages 2 – 3 yrs

  • 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

Zebras 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.

Daily Program

On a daily bases educators in the room will email all families a story and some photos of what the children have been exploring and learning throughout the day. On a regular bases educators will email families personal observation on their children, these individual observation are only sent to the parents.

Focus

Our programs are targeted to what the children are interested in and therefore the children drive the activities we plan.

Room Goals

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

  • toilet training
  • self help and independence
  • early learning concepts such as numbers and colours

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 learner

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 – 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 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.