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
Dannica Atkinson – Lead Educator (Diploma in Children Services)
Nunkeri Walker – Educator (Currently studying Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care)
Mahalia Brady– Educator (Certificate III in Children’s 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.