Little Darlings aims to provide high quality care within a soothing and home like environment where the child feels safe, secure, and has a sense of belonging through strong connections with families and the community. The result of the child feeling this way will allow for education and learning to occur through the process of belonging, being and becoming.
NURSERY – Caringbah Only
The nursery has a separate outdoor and indoor area for play and learning, with also a separate kitchenette, bathing and change areas are provided to ensure the room is well equipped.
THE TODDLER ROOM
The room for 2-3 year olds has its own play area and separate outdoor area. A dining room is provided to ensure children eat meals in a hygienic environment, where nutrition and etiquette are discussed.
3-4 YEAR OLDS
This room has a separate indoor learning environment and outdoor area. A separate dining area is provided to ensure a hygienic environment. This age group focuses on an introduction to preschool program, in preparation for a more advanced preschool program in the 4-5 Room.
4-5 YEAR OLDS
This room in both our centres provides a more advanced preschool program for this age group, which assists in the transition to school. Our aim is to prepare children for school academically and socially, to ensure a smooth transition into the school system. Over a 2 year period, children will have organised activities, experiences and excursions to prepare for school, such as school visits, learning to take responsibility for belongings, hand preference and ensuring both social and academic readiness. Furthermore, staff have regular meetings with families to assist in making the transition from child care to school as simple and informative as possible.