Welcome to the Seahorse Room, our team consists of Miss Mel and Miss Kim who are the educators in this room. Miss Mel is Diploma Qualified and studying for her Bachelor of Early Education and Miss Kim is Diploma Qualified. We also have Miss Georgia who is currently studying her Diploma of Children's Services. In this room we can have up to 22 children with the 2 educators.
In the Seahorse room we are developing the necessary skills, and independence to get your children ready to go to big school. Our Curriculum is developed in accordance with the Early Years Learning Framework and is constructed around play based learning. We take your child’s interests, needs and strengths and extend on these to develop them into learning opportunities for the whole group, through these learning experiences we can incorporate literacy, numeracy, science, music, movement, cultural and environmental development. We feel the most important skill to have before going to school is social, emotional and independence skills and focus on this through different large and small group experiences, and encouragement, help and guidance from their educators.
We have a big emphasis on sustainability at our childcare centre and foster this in the room through encouraging children to recycle their containers, feed their scraps to the worms and chooks, tend to our herb and vegie gardens and look after the numerous pet Geckos, Beetles, Fish, Native Bees and Chooks that we have throughout the centre. We have our own courtyard outside our room where we can do activities, have art and craft and look after our own native garden.
We also take part in the QLD Nature Play initiative and have our own nature play passports and licences to assist with our outdoor play experiences, through this we take part in regular excursions to participate in exploration experiences and gets us all out into our local community!