18 Months – 2.5 Years
Our Philosophy of Care
In the Seahorse room, educators believe it is important for toddlers to feel safe and comfortable in their surroundings. We strive to foster a sense of belonging so that children feel confident becoming involved in experiences and the within the environment.
Toddlers are unique, knowledgeable, feeling and thinking people and are therefore treated as individuals, with respect.
Toddlers are naturally curious and are eager to learn. We value play, as it is vital in their learning process.
- children’s work, self initiated and spontaneous
- the way children make sense of the world and the people around them
- a means of developing and practicing skills
- a way of nurturing creativity and self expression
- an opportunity for toddlers to use their curiosity and to explore, experiment and test ideas.
Our program is developed to meet the many and varied needs of the toddler. Through observations, carers recognise and strive to meet the toddler’s emerging skills, both as individuals and as part of a group. The environment should be “homelike”, varied and interesting. It should provide:
- consistency, safety and encourage challenges, individual interests and needs
- equal opportunities to participate in all aspects of the programme.
Educators in the Seahorse Room believe a partnership between them and parents enhances the toddler’s overall development and well-being. Two-way communication between families and children is actively encouraged.
Seahorse Room Booklet
Signing In & 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 medication whilst in care, you will be required to fill out the Medical Authorisation Form (located in the room). Please ensure that the form is filled in correctly, as we are unable to give medication if there is an error (please see the medication policy). Medications MUST NOT be left in the child’s bag, please leave them with a educator who will place them in the appropriate area. Medications are to be signed both in and out at either end of the day.
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.