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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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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.
 
TRANSITION TO SCHOOL PROGRAM
We are aware that when a child first attends school, it involves a great deal of change for them and their family. To help ease this transition, our educators will always discuss starting school in a positive manner that reinforces a healthy attitude toward the transition and provide opportunities for discussion and reassurance.
Our curriculum incorporates school readiness experiences such as lunch box days, school uniform show & tell, and taking part in progressive independence necessary for big school. This is done over the course of their time in our preschool room, allowing children to grow, learn and develop in their own way with assistance. We don’t believe in a crash course in school readiness. We believe in adopting practices that are incorporated into every day that strengthen children’s readiness for school. 

TRANSITION TO SCHOOL INFORMATION SESSIONS

Transitioning to school is such an important time and is one of the biggest milestones for children and families. Forming strong relationships between early childhood settings and schools before children start kindergarten assists in ensuring a smooth transition. This also allows for information sharing between families and primary school settings prior to commencement. As part of our Transition to School Program, our services host school readiness information sessions for families in the month of June and again in September. The information session not only provides parents with information for a smooth transition but also information needed in the decision-making process in sending your child to kindergarten. We will also provide information on how you can support at home, your child/rens readiness for school in conjunction with what they are learning at Little Explorers.

"NSW TRANSITION TO SCHOOL STATEMENT”

The NSW transition to school statement is prepared by educators with input from children and families. The NSW Transition to School Statement is given to your child’s teacher the following year. It consists of important information to help your child have a successful start to school.

GRADUATION

Our services hold this very special event for our school leavers at the end of the year. Our Graduation celebration marks this special time in our children’s lives as we all come together to celebrate the end of an amazing year we have had.

WHAT TO BRING

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