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.

 
Quick links
 
What's on
  Thursday 21st June 2019 6:00pm until 7:30pm
Back on Track Consultancy : present Building Independence and resiliance in Children

Angela and Donna are back again to talk to parents and carers on this topic.
This workshop focuses on children aged 2 to 6 years of age.
What type of adult do you see your child becoming?
Whatever that may be you need to be fostering elements of independence and Resilience for them to achieve their maximum potential.
Angela and Donna will aim to provide you with ways to encourage and nurture these life skills, a in caring and practical way.

WORKSHOP INCLUDES :
TIPS AND STRATAGIES
DEVELOPMENTAL MILESTONES
PARENTAL EXPECTATIONS
FOSTERING INDEPENDENCE BUILDING RESILIENCE

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  June, 2019
RSL Annual Winter Festival

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  ongoing
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.   ►   details...

 

  September, 2019
Father's, Grandfather's and Special Friends

A fun afternoon for dads grand parents and special friends.   ►   details...

 

  Tuesday 29 October, 2019
Diwali Dancing

The Education Department (an incursion) will be visiting our Centre and teaching Diwali Dancing to our 3-5 year old class. We hosted this event last year and the children enjoyed it so much we've booked for this year.   ►   details...

 

  November, 2019 Date TBC
Healthy Harold

Life Education will be bringing their Healthy Harold Program to our service for our 3-5 year old children   ►   details...

 

  Friday 20th December 2019
Christmas Holiday Period

Little Diggers Preschool will be closed for 2 weeks only at Christmas Time. we will re open on Monday 6th Jan 2020   ►   details...

 

What other's say

Your email last night about your new centre was very exciting. I work as a Case Worker in Disability and Aged Care, and I have told some of my colleagues about your new centre this morning and all have had such a positive and excited response. We deal with some much social isolation and loneliness in our clients, and I think your new centre will greatly benefit both the aged care and younger people! Nice work! Great news! Lotte's Mum