Woodvale Rooms

Babies Room (6 weeks to 2 years)

Welcome to our babies room where qualified and experienced staff care for our babies. This age group has an adult to child ratio of 1 caregiver for every 4 children. We aim to care for your precious baby as you would at home. We ask parents to share their home routines with us on enrolment to the centre as well as during daily discussions with you on your arrival and departure from the centre to allow us to provide continuity of care for your baby. The less we change their routine the better it is for you and your baby.

Babies participate in experiences and activities to spark their interests and learning. Caregivers ensure many 1:1 interactions occur each day, with each child. Babies bond with their caregivers and feel secure in our loving environment.

A daily information board with sleep, meals and bottle times is maintained every day for parents to look over on arriving to collect your bundle of joy and parent communication books are also available.

Daily Routine

7.00am Centre opens / Free play
9.15am Pack away / Mat Session / Sunscreen on
9.30am Wash hands / Morning Tea
10.00am Outside play / Art and craft activities / Inside activities
10.45am Pack away / Nappy change / Mat session
11.00am Wash hands / Lunch
11.30am Sleep / Rest time / Quiet inside activities
2.15pm Pack away
2.20pm Mat session / Sunscreen on
2.30pm Wash hands / Afternoon Tea
3.00pm Outside play
3.45pm Check nappies / Change if needed
4.15pm Pack away outside area
4.30pm Mat session / Wash hands
4.45pm Late afternoon tea
5.00pm Inside activities
6.00pm Centre closes

Routine nappy changes occur at 8am, 10am, before and after sleep / rest times, 3.30pm and 5pm

The routine is flexible and is adjusted to suit weather conditions and the individual needs of the children.

What to Bring

These are daily requirements that will assist our staff care for your child in the best possible way. Please look through the list and ensure that your child has the relevant items with them on their arrival to the centre:

  • Bottles & Teats
  • Pacifier, Comfort toy & blanket (if required)
  • Drinking cup / Non spill (if developmentally appropriate)
  • Parents are able to supply breast milk in labelled bottles.
  • Parents can supply formula of their choice. (Cows milk is provided by Horizons Woodvale)
  • Disposable nappies. Bulk lots can be stored at the centre.
  • Sun hat (Bucket or Legionaries)
  • Change of clothing
  • 30+ Sun cream is provided by Horizons Woodvale but if your child requires a specific brand please provide.

Please ensure all of the above items are well labelled to ensure that none of your children’s items are misplaced.


Toddlers Room

This age group has an Adult to child ratio of 1 caregiver for every 5 children. Children in this care room are encouraged to develop independence and self-help skills. Praise and positive guidance from carers develops toddlers’ self-esteem.

The children sleep on individual, mattresses and the Centre provides the linen and blankets.

Toilet training is incorporated into the room’s routines.

Staff liaise with parents on each child’s progress and can give helpful suggestions. Children with identified developmental delays or extended abilities are catered for with our Early Intervention Programs.

A daily information board with sleep, meals and bottle times is maintained every day and communication books are available if required. Parents are able to make an appointment with their child’s Qualified carer to discuss any aspect of their child’s care.

Toddlers enjoy fun-filled days of painting, dancing, singing, games, construction, playing with friends and doing everything toddlers need to do!

Daily Routine

7.00am Centre opens / Free play
8.30am Free play
9.00am Pack away / Music session
9.20am Apply sunscreen / Wash hands
9.30am Morning Tea
9.45am Outdoor play / programmed creative activities
10.15am Pack away outside toys
10.30am Children return inside / remove shoes and place in childrens bags
10.40am Language session
10.55am Wash hands
11.00am Lunch
11.30am Wash face and hands / Sleep/ rest time
1.00pm Quiet indoor activities
2.15pm Pack away / Stories and songs / apply sunscreen / wash hands
2.30pm Afternoon tea
3.00pm Outside play
4.15pm Pack away / Sing songs / Story session / Wash hands
4.30pm Late snack
5.00pm Free play
6.00pm Centre closes

 

Routine nappy changes occur at 8am, 10am, before and after sleep / rest times, 3.30pm and 5pm

The routine is flexible and is adjusted to suit weather conditions and the individual needs of the children.

What to Bring

These are daily requirements that will assist our staff care for your child in the best possible way please look through the list and ensure that your child has the relevant items with them on their arrival to the centre:

  • Bottles & Teats
  • Pacifier, Comfort toy & blanket (if required)
  • Drinking cup / Non spill
  • Disposable nappies. Bulk lots can be stored at the centre.
  • Underpants if toilet training
  • Changes of clothing (just in case)
  • Sun hat (Bucket or Legionaries)
  • 30+ Suncream is provided by Woodvale but if your child requires a specific brand please provide.

Please ensure all of the above items are well labelled to ensure that none of your children’s items get misplaced.


Kindy Room

The program provides a Kindy program for children 3-4 years of age and a Pre-School program for the older children aged 4- 6 years of age. These two educational programs incorporate our Early Learning Curriculum and devise learning experiences appropriate for the children’s developmental age.

Kindy & Pre-School children receive progress reports every six months, which details how children are progressing with their learning and development.

In addition Horizons Woodvale include the following for all children 3-6 years.

  • Small Group & 1:1 Learning Sessions,
  • Letterland programs to develop pre-writing and pre-reading skills,
  • Kinda Dance

We find children in this age group revel in our exclusive programs.

Children are able to sleep/rest on matresses if required and the Centre provides the linen and blankets. If children no longer require a rest, supervised quiet activities are provided in the main playroom.

Daily Routine

7:00am Centre opens / Free play
8:30am Pack away and tidy room
8:45am Indoor / Outdoor play / Pack away / Settling activity / Wash hands
9:30am Morning tea / Settling activity / Hats and shoes off
9:45am Group time / Settling activity / Calendar
10:00am Programmed indoor activities
10:45am Pack away / Settling activity / Language and literature / Hand washing
11:15am Lunch / transition into rest/ quiet time, including handwashing and toileting
Sleeping children transition into toddlers room
11:35am Quiet individual activities / Quiet group activities / Sleepers joining upon awakening
2:20pm Pack away / Wash hands
2:30pm Afternoon tea
2:45pm Music and movement / transition to outdoors including sunscreen, hats and shoes on
3:15pm Outdoor play
4:00pm Pack away outside area/ Transition indoors / Handwashing / Settling activity.
4:30pm Late snack
5:00pm Free play
6:00pm Centre closes

Routine is flexible and is adjusted to suit weather conditions and the individual needs of the children.

What to Bring

These are daily requirements that will assist our staff care for your child in the best possible way please look through the list and ensure that your child has the relevant items with them on their arrival to the centre:

  • Comfort toy & blanket (if required)
  • Drinking cup / Water Bottle
  • Underpants
  • Changes of clothing (just in case)
  • Sun hat (Bucket or Legionaries)
  • 30+ Suncream is provided by Woodvale but if your child requires a specific brand please provide.

Please ensure all of the above items are well labelled to ensure that none of your children’s items get misplaced.