WHITE ROOM RAINBOW ROOM
BABIES & TODDIES ROOM
The baby’s room at Sunny Stars Berwick is known as the ‘White Room’. This room carters to all children aged between 3 months to 18 months. Our ‘Rainbow Room’ caters to all children from 18 months to 24 months. Our dedicated and qualified Educators, seek to develop both a loving and caring environment, where every individual child’s need is fulfilled and routines are met. The sense of safety, warmth, cheer and calmness is felt by all the children and parents. Educator’s use various approaches to help further advance the development of children. Technique’s such as ‘learning through play’ are encouraged to help all babies and toddlers to achieve their milestones, such as reaching for objects and mouthing them, recognize their own names and many more.
GREEN ROOM AND YELLOW ROOM
Our ‘Green Room’ and ‘Yellow Room’ Educators understand that Childhood is the time when you start to explore and learn about the world around yourself. This is why we are committed to provide a snug, secure and protected environment for each and every child. Being, Becoming and Belonging are used to create strong relationships between each families, center, the community and other fellow educators. To maximize each child’s potential, we channel and guide them through home and center observations to create an individual goal. By reflecting on the child’s individual goal, on a daily basis, we are able to understand the child’s identity, knowledge, understanding, capacities, skills and development as they grow. This includes reaching milestones such as specking in clear sentences, being toilet trained and many more.
Our Centre provides a “child centered” program that includes the Early Years Learning Framework for Australia. The programming is based on observing children on a regular basis, evaluating their needs and planning activities from these observations. We aim to develop programs to meet the children’s needs and therefore enhance individual development. Each child will be pace guided to develop as an individual according to his or her unique, individual way. Programs are evaluated on a regular basis.
Kindergarten programs are designed to improve children’s development in the following key areas:
- social skills, like how to play with other children in a calm, sharing and rewarding way
- self-awareness and respect for others
- emotional skills, for example understanding their feelings
- language, literacy and numeracy skills, such as reading stories and counting objects
- a joy for learning and group activities, such as talking, drawing and making
- things together with other children their own age
- ability to make new friends
- Exposure to new ideas and concepts.
Kindergarten also provides families with access to:
- Support and assistance for children with special needs
- Resources and links to community support services.
- QKeYLM – Digital Portfolio and EYLF Documentation Program
QKeYLM allows managing many areas within the NQS, providing educators with a framework to meet and exceed expectations within many of the Quality Assessment Areas, document all aspects of Programming Children’s Learning, As well as involving parents through the Parent Portal.
THING TO EXPECT
The bond between child and parents is not something that can be separated with ease. Often there may be tears from everyone and feeling such as sorrow, distressed or insecurity. For some it can take around two the three weeks or even months to settle into the new and adventurous change. During this time we encourage all parents to provide either a small blanket, teddy or something that the child likes, is familiar with and can hold close to them during their time at Sunny Stars Berwick. We also recommend in all room that parents drop of their children without staying for too long, yet at pick up time to spend time with the child in the room. This way children get familiar with the process and difference of parents leaving time and pick up time.
- All sign in and sign out sheet are located in the specific room your child is in
- Children’s bag should include spare clothes and socks
- Hats for children from September to April
- Warm clothes such as jackets, jumper, beanies from May – August
- Formula or alternative milk supply
- Any other extra food or drinks from what the center does not provide (please discuss with director as we cater to many dietary requirements)
- Your child’s name labeled on their personal belonging to avoid mix up with others
- Lost property basket is located in the hall way next to the notice board
- Medication form, once filled out are kept in the sign in clipboard and medication needs to be handed to staff
- Suggestion box is located on the hallway table
- Important notices and newsletters are displayed on the notice board
- Important dates are written on the first Rainbow Room window to keep you up to date