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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What's on
  Friday 22nd December 2017
Christmas Holiday Period

Little Diggers Preschool will be closed for 2 weeks only at Christmas Time. we will re open on Monday 8th Jan 2018   ►   details...

 

  ongoing
A friendship is formed....Visitng 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...

 

  Wednesday,18th January, 2017
Chinese Dragon Dancing

The classes will be having a visit from Dept of Education for a Chinese New Year Dance!   ►   details...

 

  Wednesday 19th April, 2017
RSL ANZAC Service

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What other's say

Congratulations! You guys are amazing - as if you didn't already have enough on your hands!! Love the name and think it's such a great idea!! Mel Reeves