Wimbi Room (Wallaby)
6 months –2 years
Number of children: up to 12
Number of educators: 4
The Wimbi Room educators provide high quality care and education for up to 12 children per day ageing from 6 months up until 2 years. At this age, it is vital for educators and families to work closely to ensure a smooth transition between children’s home life and their time at Clifton Street CC. We provide a warm, safe, caring and stimulating environment which challenges and supports children in their learning and development. Children are provided with morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea all prepared by our experienced cooks and is nutritionist approved to make sure children’s nutritional needs are being met. Children’s individual sleep routines are accommodated to continue home routines.
The first few months of the year concentrate on building trusting relationships with children and families. We welcome families to spend time with their children in the Wimbi room to get to know the room, routine, educators and to help settle children. We believe it is important that children orientate by attending for short periods of time and slowly building up their hours. As children develop, educators support children’s self-help skill and independence as children start to toilet and eat independently.
Weather permitting children generally have the opportunity to choose between indoor and outdoor play including a range of experiences that support their learning and development in a range or areas such as wellbeing, physical development, social and emotional development, problem solving, sensory exploration, language, emergent literacy and numeracy, arts, crafts and music. We strongly believe in the benefits of explorative and messy play so please make sure to always bring spare clothes! Orientate by attending for short periods of time and slowly building up their hours. As children develop, educators support children’s self-help skill and independence as children start to toilet and eat independently.