The Babies and Toddlers Room at Bumblebee provides children with a safe and nurturing environment. The children will develop secure relationships with their educators and carers. We understand that babies need to follow a routine to help them settle quickly and feel safe and happy. With this in mind, we follow the regular family routine which you have in place at home as closely as possible throughout the whole day. With careful guidance, babies are encouraged to learn through the program to progress across all areas of development.
We have an outdoor playground designed specifically for children under 3 years of age. This allows for space where babies and toddlers can calmly explore and play. They do this at their own rate in a safe and stimulating environment. In addition, there is a large verandah for hot, sunny or rainy days. The children also have their own shaded sandpit where play promotes physical and social skills. We have climbing frames and other equipment to promote large muscle development as well as smaller blocks and toys to promote small muscle manipulation. Finally, we also take part in music, art and craft experiences to express and develop creativity.
Prep, Pre-School and Nursery children all participate in a physical fitness program. We follow the Dept. of Health guidelines ensuring the Munch ’n’ Move program is embedded in our daily activities. The children learn the Fundamental Movement Skills as well as a deeper understanding of healthy foods and good hygiene practices. This develops an understanding of how to keep their bodies healthy and improve skills with movement, balance and control. Furthermore, children take part in musical experiences where the Early Years Learning Framework is reflected in the outcomes planned for the weekly lessons.
Our day care/creche hours of operation are from 6.30 a.m. – 6.30 p.m. Monday to Friday, except gazetted public holidays. The centre operates 52 weeks a year.