Welcome to the Wallaby Day Care Room
Group size – Maximum of 12 children. Ratio – 1 Educator per 4 children
The Wallaby Day Care Room’s name comes from the Aboriginal name “Wara” which means ‘Wallaby’ and is derived from the Darumbal language
At Elfin House Community Child Care Centre we as Professionals believe early 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 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 Wallaby Day Care Room. Children will experience both indoor and outdoor play. They will be encouraged to participate in a range of physical, creative and sensory experiences.
What is the main focus of the Wallaby Day Care Room?
To develop children’s’ self-help skills, self-settling at transition times and rest time, to assist with social development, communication development through the use of songs and books, and fine and gross motor skills.
Wallaby Room Educators
Alex Russell – Lead Educator (Diploma in Children Services)
Loyola Boustead – Educator (studying Diploma 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
Wallaby Room Routine
|6:30am – 9:00am||Combined play with toddlers room (either inside or outside)|
|9:00am – 9:30am||Inside play/Prepare for morning tea/Nappy change|
|9:30am – 10:00am||Morning tea|
|10:00am – 11:00am||Play time/Art/Music/Outdoor play|
|11:00am – 11:30am||Inside play/Prepare for Lunch/Nappy change|
|11:30am – 12:00pm||Lunch/Prepare for sleep time|
|12:00pm – 2:30pm||Sleep/Rest time|
|2:30pm – 3:00pm||Inside play/Prepare for Afternoon tea/Nappy change|
|3:00pm – 3:30pm||Afternoon tea|
|3:30pm – 4:00pm||Sunscreen/Hats|
|4:00pm – 6:00pm||Combined play until home time|
How will we communicate with you about your child and their day?
In the room you will find an information sheet. On this sheet you will find a column with information about your child’s day including sleep times and what they have eaten that day. You will also find our Daily News which contains news of the happenings in our room. Every month you will receive a newsletter which will inform you of changes within the room, future events and about our fun times in the room.
What should children bring to day care each day?
Morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, nappy’s (include lots of spares), spare clothes, water bottles, creams/medication (if required).
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 – labelled “Medication Folder”.