little diggers preschool

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Mondays to Fridays 7.30am to 6.00pm


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A typical day Kittens

6 weeks to 2 years old

We know that childcare is a big transition for you and your child. It may take some time for your baby to adjust to the new sights, sounds, people and routines that they will experience at the centre. Take a deep breath. The infant teachers are here to work with you so that your child can make the smoothest transition possible into our centre.

With that in mind, we believe "play" is child's work. Play is one of a child's most natural actions even for under 2 year olds. As an early childhood centre, we cater to individual needs of young babies and toddlers, meeting their needs in consultation with their parents .

 
During the day

Very young babies are growing and developing rapidly and can be profoundly and positively affected by the types of stimulation and interaction to which they are exposed. For this reason our experienced and well-qualified staff work hard to provide our students with carefully selected ideas, materials and activities designed to stimulate their physical, emotional, social, intellectual, spiritual and creative development; all of which are interrelated.

We believe that rich early learning experiences- primarily in the form of ‘play’- best support very young children in the development of the knowledge, skills, understanding and attitudes which will predispose them to a lifetime of learning.

Through play, children most easily learn to express, explore and extend their understandings of the world; release energy for physical and emotional health; build relationships,develop language and social skills as a scaffold of their early learning years. For this reason both adult and child-directed play are a central feature of both our curriculum and everyday schedule.

Our 'infant' space

Our space is built for babies on the move: look for bright mirrors, warm rugs, sensory tables, great books, and baskets filled with soft, natural materials. There are musical instruments, toys for pretend play, safe equipment, and outdoor places to explore. You’ll have peace of mind knowing that our stringent safety, security, and cleanliness standards meet or exceed all state and local guidelines.

 
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No visit to see the centre

We love showing our service to prospective families, however during COVID-19 we are following NSW Dept of Health and NSW Education guidelines and accepting NO visitors at this time.   ►   details...

 

  Thursday 23rd December 2021
Christmas Holiday Period

Little Diggers Preschool will be closed for four our annual end of year break. The service will re open on Monday 10th January, 2022   ►   details...

 

  Due to COVID we are currently unable to visit our Grandfriends
A friendship is formed....Visiting our Grandfriends in the care homes

As a part of our weekly programme, we just love visiting the residents in the care homes, affectionately known as the 'Grandfriends'. It is so heart warming to see friendships form between the residents and the children at Little Diggers. We hope this may resume. later this year, we still see them and wave through the windows and doors.   ►   details...

 

What other's say

I just wanted to send you a quick email to say we miss our Little Diggers family a lot! We hope you’re all well, we continue to keep track of all the wonderful activities via social media.

I wanted to give you a little update on Miss Bronte...

As you would well know, Bronte at times can be quite shy and reserved and at drop off time could be a little sad, but she was well prepared for her transition to school thanks to all of your efforts (& probably her big sister Char too).

We had a bit of a rocky start to school with tears and not being able to find friends/making new friends was a bit tricky and the school playground was just so BIG!!!

But can I tell you, we are now at the end of term 3 and wow has she come a long way.

Bronte last week did a speech (with palm cards) to all of her classmates and was shortlisted to the finals this week (this is the same little girl who a year ago hid behind me at the Little Diggers gate). And two week ago she was voted by her peers as SRC representative for her class.

She is also excelling in her reading, writing and maths.

She has a truly wonderful teacher, but I can’t help but share this news with you all as you laid the solid foundation for her to grow and I wanted you to hear and see the fruits of your loving labour.

So thank you all,

Kylie
Kylie C