2.5 Years to 5 Years
Dolphin Room Philosophy
Our main aim for the Young Children’s Room is to create a safe, happy, welcoming and child friendly environment. Educators will support and encourage development in all major areas of growth. Educators will respect individual needs whilst promoting the child as a whole. Educators will expand upon children’s cues to create stimulating, learning and challenging experiences, which will embrace our multicultural community. Educators will work as a team, have empathy with children, parents and other team members. We will promote a positive self image and be able to accept criticism constructively. Family participation in all areas of the programme is encouraged and welcomed.
Dolphin Information Booklet
Belonging, Being & Becoming
Our main aim for the Young Children’s Room is to create a safe, happy, welcoming and child friendly environment.
Educators use the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF). Fundamental to this framework is the view of children’s lives as characterised by belonging, being and becoming. From before birth children are connected to family, community, culture and place. Their earliest development and learning takes place through these relationships, particularly within families, who are children’s first and most influential educators. As children participate in everyday life, they develop interests and construct their own identities and understandings of the world.
Belonging: knowing where and with whom you belong.
Being: recognises the significance of the here and now.
Becoming: reflects the significant change that occurs in the early years.
Educators of the Dolphin Room believe a partnership with parents and families enhances the child’s development and so that we can provide the best possible care please fill out the getting to know you form provided and return it to one of the room educators.
Signing In and Out
On arrival and departure parents/guardians must write and sign the time of arrival and departure on the sign in sheets, located at the main entrance to the centre.
Please note that this is a legal requirement
If your child requires any medication, a consent form must be filled in. The medication folder is located in your child’s room. Please ensure that the form is filled in correctly, otherwise the medication will not be administered. Please also ensure that the written instructions match that what is on the medication bottle. Medications must be stored in the medication box located in your child’s room or the kitchen fridge. If you accidentally leave any medication in your child’s bag, it will be removed and can be collected at the end of your child’s day for the safety of all children. The centre will not administer any herbal medications.
Family and Friend Involvement
Children and educators enjoy having visits from family members and animals/pets. For the children, family involvement is related to increased positive self- esteem and an improved regard for learning and themselves as learners. We understand the needs of working parents, therefore we also encourage involvement of grandparents, aunts, uncles and friends.
If your child requires medication whilst in care, you will be required to fill out the Medical Authorisation Form (located within the room). This form must be fully completed and correct, as we are unable to give medication if there is an error (please see the Administration of Medication policy). The written instructions must match what is detailed on the medication container. Medications MUST NOT be left in the child’s bag, please leave them with an educator who will place them in the appropriate area. Medications are to be signed both in and out at either end of the day.