Phone 4928 3944

Welcome to the Koala Room

Group size – Maximum of 21 children. Ratio – 1 Educator per 5 children 2-3 years old. 1 Educator per 11 children 3-4 years old.

The Koala Room’s name comes from the Aboriginal name “Wal Pal” which means ‘Koala’ and is derived from the Darumbal language

At Elfin House Community Child Care Centre we as Professionals believe early learning during childhood is a unique, exciting and valuable stage in life and that with positive partnerships and teamwork, together, we can genuinely contribute to the best start in life for each child with play based early learning.  We are committed to providing a safe, secure and healthy environment for the children in our care.

We would like to welcome you and your child to the Koala Room.  Children will experience both indoor and outdoor play.  They will be encouraged to participate in a range of physical, creative and sensory early learning experiences.

What is the main focus of the Koala Room?

In the Koala Room we focus on developing self-help skills such as self-toileting and hygiene, self-confidence with being in a group, to have knowledge, to use knowledge, to use manners, to be able to recognise colours and shapes and to begin learning the skills required for writing such as how to hold a pencil.

Koala Room Educators

Dianne Murphy  Lead Educator (Diploma in Children Services)

Jordan Malone – Educator (Certificate in Children Services)

All Elfin House Community Child Care Centre educators hold a valid Blue Card, Senior First Aid Certificate, CPR Certificate and Asthma & Anaphylaxis Certificate

Koala Room Routine

6:30am – 9:00am Combined outside play
9:00am – 9:30am Group time/Toilet/Morning tea
9:30am – 11:00am Free play/Art activities
11:00am – 11:30am Pack up/Group time/Toilet
11:30am – 12:00pm Lunch
12:00pm – 2:15pm Rest time/Quiet time
2:15pm – 3:00pm Toilet/Afternoon tea
3:00pm – 6:00pm Outdoor play

How will we communicate with you about your child and their day?

In our room you will find a Daily Information Sheet which has a record of what your child has eaten during the day, sleep times and special comments. This sheet is left on the lockers in the afternoon.

What should children bring to day care each day?

Morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, nappy’s (if required), spare clothes, spare underwear, water bottles, sheets set.

For health and hygiene reasons we advise that you do not use insulated lunch-boxes.

Where can you find the medication folder?

The medication folder can be found on top of the lockers in the green folder.

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