2.5 to 3 years
This room is our transition room for children not quite old enough for pre-school but quickly outgrowing the toddler years. In here we have really gone to town! This learning environment has been designed around energy!! This is a very busy age group and they will love the diversity of toys galore! From indoor and outdoor cubby houses to play kitchens and much, much more! We have even imported permanent indoor climbing equipment normally only seen at indoor play centres!!
A separate playground has been lovingly created just for the 2 year olds. They have their very own private section of the kindy just to themselves. Outdoor we have wonderful fixed play equipment and plenty of wonderful activities to inspire their growing imaginations.
Ocean World Routine
6.30- Centre opens.
7.00- Breakfast / morning group in Garden Bugs Room– inside activities (Family grouping with siblings before going into own rooms).
8.15am - Separate into own rooms with Educator
9.15am - Morning meeting, day of the week, weather and transition to the bathroom 9.30am - Morning tea - Children are encouraged to socially communicate with peers at the table as well as develop self-help skills and independence
10.00am - Outdoor free play, (set up based on children’s development, needs and interests)
11.00am - Indoor experiences, (set up based on children’s development, needs and interests)
11.15am - Group time and progress into 2 groups for Language/Literacy, transition to bathroom
12.00pm - Lunch - Children are encouraged to socially communicate with peers at the table as well as develop self help skills and independence
12.30pm –Rest time – Children are encouraged to rest or have a sleep on the beds, rest time activities are planned for children who do not wish to sleep
2.00pm –Indoor quiet activities 2.30pm – Music and movement group time, transition to bathroom
3.15pm - Afternoon Tea, (shoes to be put on, lockers to be tidied up to be prepared for leaving the centre, prepare for transition outside)
3.30pm – Outside free play which includes circle games and physical experiences.
4.15pm - Pack away outside prepare to go into family grouping. Children are encouraged to tidy up own lockers.
5.15pm - Family grouping in Garden Bugs Room – which includes circle games, activities and experiences for all age groups, late afternoon tea.
6.00pm - Centre Closes
Ocean Room Staff