Our BABY Program (0-18 months)

We acknowledge that entrusting someone else with their child’s care is a big step for parents.


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We also acknowledge that no one knows a child better than their parent, and therefore we place a strong emphasis on building positive and trusting relationships with families. During the initial orientation we aim to spend us much time as possible getting to know your child and understanding your expectations and requirements. You as parents provide us with invaluable information regarding such key details as your child’s temperament, strengths, needs, routines and so on. Ongoing communication is maintained through a variety of methods including communication books, emails, newsletters, Storypark, daily journals and photos. One of our most valued modes of communication is verbal interaction between parents and staff during drop-off and pick-ups.

We love that our children are comfortable and have so much fun while learning. As working parents, our minds are at ease as our family love the educators and centre. The staff have always been so understanding and helpful. Thank you all for caring, teaching and nurturing our two little ones.

Natalie & Mitchell Ryan / Newcastle

How we nurture your baby’s development

Infants and toddlers are explorers. Their interactions with trusted adults provide the emotional fuel that these very young children need to puzzle out the mysteries of their world.

Because trusting relationships are so important, we strive to ensure that each infant has the same primary caregivers throughout the year. Staff cuddle, hold, play and talk with children in a warm, unhurried and soothing manner. Within this context of warm and trusting relationships, staff support children’s natural desire to learn by providing an environment which is rich in opportunities for exploratory play.

Planned and spontaneous opportunities are used to encourage each child’s growth and development. Spontaneous learning opportunities include things like singing and talking during routine activities such as feeding, nappy changing and so on, snuggling up on the lounge to read a book, noticing a bird drinking from the bird-bath in the playground and talking about these experiences. Examples of planned opportunities include finger painting (for sensory and artistic development), matching and sorting games (for cognitive development), singing and dancing (for co-ordination and creative expression) and reading and finger puppets (for language development).