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Our vision

The ultimate vision we have for our Little Explorers is twofold and rooted in both the present and the future. For the present, our goal is for parents to feel good about their childcare choice, and that the children are safe, engaged, educated, and smiling. And for the future, we want these children to warmly look back at their experience with us and see it as a cherished part of their childhood.

Our Mission

The mission of the Little Explorers is to provide the highest quality of care and education for children ages 0-5 years. Our focus is to provide an encouraging educational experience, promoting social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development. Our role is to encourage and support each child in all areas of development, therefore creating a positive self-image and realistic opportunity for success. Centre administration, children’s educators, parents and members of the community all play an integral part in promoting and providing an environment rich in learning experiences and opportunity for children within the Little Explorers community.

Philosophy

Little Explorers see play as a teaching strategy and using NQF and EYLF as a backbone to ensure children's health, safety, staffing, supervision, and development; we also respect children's rights to play.

Children feel a sense of belonging when they feel accepted, develop attachments and trust those who care for them. Thus providing positive attachment relationships with the children. All educators in the service are emotionally available for the children at all times.

We believe that each child is unique and their learning style, interest, ability, family expectation, and socio-cultural backgrounds are varied. Understanding this allows us to adapt our learning environment according to the child/children’s needs. We also believe that children benefit from natural play environments. These environments provide meaningful play experiences.

The educators in the service maintain relationships, actions, and behaviours at the highest level of ethical standards. They encourage and extend children's developmental knowledge through careful observation, interaction, and documentation.

Our programs reflect each child's current interest, knowledge, ideas, abilities, powerful social discourses, and culture.

Programs, resources, and relationship enable us to provide a harmonious and effective learning environment. In that context, children and families will feel comfortable, secure, engaged and that they belong.

To gain a good understanding of children and their developmental componence we will work in partnership with families and communities. We believe that parents and other family members are a child's first and most important teachers. By knowing the family's values, cultures, and child rearing practice we will have effective ongoing communication. Families will be involved in developing curriculum programming, events, creating menu and decision making.

We believe that when children feel connected with the community they live in, their sense of well-being is enhanced. Our service plays an essential role in encouraging children to feel part of their community and supporting families by providing support as well as access to community resources.

Our values and beliefs allow us to provide positive early childhood memories for all the children who are under our care.

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Let us help your child experience the love of learning the natural way.

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INFANT CARE

(Under 2 Years)

Young children need lots of love and extra special care and our Infant Care program provide just that for under 2-year-olds. Each dedicated infant room is a comfortable place filled with nurturing surroundings and loving care. Our program offers each child one-on-one and group activities, gentle play and safe exploration. It is stimulating to the development of young minds without being overwhelming.

Each infant's needs are different, so we have flexible routines for babies under 12 months. There are areas for sleep, relaxing and personal space and the opportunity for outdoor experiences in the fresh air. Moreover, you don’t miss out on all those little things that happen each day, your child has their own personal learning journal that captures their journey as it unfolds.

Teachers in our infant classrooms are committed to creating a safe and nurturing atmosphere where babies can explore and interact with their environment and peers in the classroom. Teachers will encourage and assist the children on Physical Development, Language/Literacy, Cognitive and General Knowledge, Approaches to Learning, Social/Emotional Development and Creative Arts using healthy interactions with other infants and adults.

WHAT TO BRING

  • Bottles filled and labelled
  • Labelled sipper cup/water bottle
  • Sun hat/winter hat
  • Change of clothes
  • Cot sheets
  • Comforters
  • Any medication or cream
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TODDLER CARE

(2-3 YEARS)

For a toddler, the world is a magical place, full of constant learning and exploration. When caring for toddlers we help facilitate that adventure along with positive emotional guidance helping them to understand the boundaries of their independence.

We help provide structure to little lives through a consistent routine, which includes free play, structured play, group times for music and language, and outdoor experiences. Our encouraging and nurturing staff are sensitive to the individual needs of each toddler’s social and emotional development. In addition, each child has their own personal learning journal, which helps you follow them on their exciting journey of self-discovery.

Teachers in our toddler classrooms focus on self-soothing and self-regulation techniques, promoting independence, motor-skill development and coordination. Curiosity and imagination are where the learning begins. The teacher will assess the children daily in the areas of Physical Development, Language/Literacy, Social/Emotional Development and Creative Arts.

WHAT TO BRING

  • Bottles filled and labelled
  • Labelled sipper cup/water bottle
  • Sun hat/winter hat
  • Change of clothes
  • Comforters
  • Any medication or cream
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PRESCHOOL CARE

(3-5 YEARS)

As 3-year-olds start coming into their own, it’s important they have time and space to explore their independence in a safe and supportive environment. We help develop autonomy and an openness to learning.

We encourage respectfulness and nurture social development skills. Our structured yet flexible program provides lots of opportunities for individual and group learning in language, music, communications and problem-solving skills. And because children also have so much energy to burn, our exciting outdoor play areas offer plenty of room for active play. Your child will also have their own personal learning journal so you can see what they’ve been up to.

Our teachers will focus on helping the pre-schoolers explore and develop their sense of self. Our daily schedule provides consistency and flexibility with a good mix of Physical play, Social/Emotional Development, Language /Literacy, Approaches to Learning, Cognitive and General Knowledge Activities and Creative Arts. Our teachers will track your child’s progress through the child’s assessment portfolio system and daily communication tools.

School Readiness Program

Our school readiness program is aimed at preparing our young people for a big school/kindergarten. We focus on helping children understand and deal with their emotions, to be able to initiate friendships and develop self-confidence and self-esteem. We know that social and emotional readiness will assist in successful entry to school, allowing them to be effective learners.

Our school readiness program, with qualified teachers, offers a secure and encouraging environment for children to develop autonomy focus on respectful relationships and understand social courtesies. We engage children with an individual, small group and whole group experiences and structured group sessions for discussion times, music and language. All activities are designed to be flexible and are focused on the learning experience rather than the academic outcome, while literacy and numeracy are introduced naturally through everyday experiences.

WHAT TO BRING

  • Bottles filled and labelled
  • Labelled sipper cup/water bottle
  • Sun hat/winter hat
  • Change of clothes
  • Comforters
  • Any medication or cream