Our Warriewood child care centre and long daycare caters for babies aged 6 Weeks to 20 Months.
A homely setting with nice organic, warm and inviting colours, a physical environment which entices sensory development and assist in reaching physical milestones. Two separated cot rooms so to ease in settling without disturbing other sleeping babies and a separate play area with the toddlers. Low-level planter boxes so that children can crawl and pull themselves up to support their gross motor balancing.
At a glance…
Features of this program
- Physical milestone development
- Sensory Program
- Art Program
- Yoga Program
- Custom designed learning areas
- Low lying mirrors, colour lightboxes and access to music and also chickens in the outdoor play area.
- Babies have access to the art educator to participate in lots of sensory and expressive art experiences.
- Open areas in the room and outside for yoga instructor to do some yoga massages and stretches for babies.
Reaching physical milestones
In the nursery we focus on reaching physical milestones like crawling, standing, grasping and walking by providing many opportunities for autonomy, like assisted self-feeding, flowerbeds and seats in the purpose-built nursery playground where they can pull up on their own and stand and take steps.
Strong sensory program
There is a strong sensory program which will be part of the daily activities including music, reading, song, art, sport, material exploration like Play-Doh and paint. We will introduce social and emotional skill development by covering the core elements of labelling feelings, taking turns and sharing.
Optimising time spent with educators
Our first and foremost priority is putting our children first and providing them with quality care. To achieve this we believe in optimising the time educators have with each child through increasing the educator to child ratio in each room. Also for educators to be more present with each child we are restricting documentation for daily learning to be only a reflective journal for the day with meaningful photos. We strongly believe children will benefit more with educators being with them in the present moment and are tailoring our system to allow staff to concentrate on achieving this.
Transitioning between the nursery to the toddler room
To help children transition between rooms we have made the nursery and toddler room open so children can freely move between rooms in the morning and afternoon. Likewise, the preschool rooms are open for free-flowing movement between rooms to encourage relationships to formed between children and educators in different rooms. To assist children in settling in we have a consecutive day attendance policy with minimum 2 days so that children are socializing with the same children most days enabling them to form bonds and participate in the program happily.
We always put the child’s needs first and to ensure children settle in we have set consecutive day attendance, for a two-day session it can only be Monday and Tuesday or Thursday and Friday. For three days it can only be Monday- Wednesday or Wednesday- Friday. These consecutive days will have the same children present in the class and the same teachers assisting in children settling with ease due to familiarity and minimal change.
You are more than welcome to phone mi kids to check how they are settling into the program. We understand that you may need to call for reassurance at any time.
Ongoing support and involvement
Our early childhood teachers provide an ongoing record of children’s learning and development and families are encouraged to access this information. After a month we will invite new families to have one on one session with the educator to discuss their observations and together with families set out short-term and long term goals for their child’s growth and development. Also in this meeting educators will discuss the learning styles that their child is strong in using Gardner’s theory. Throughout the year there will be progress reports on how their child is meeting the goals set and possibly resetting new goals and milestones. More information for families »
Following Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligence, mi kids embraces the different learning styles of each child through the physical environment and through our daily programs, expressing learning opportunities in multiple ways through music, bodily kinesthetics, mathematics, visual, verbal, nature and group experiences. More information about our curriculum »
All meals are made on the premises by Isara Crea our cook and co-owner. Tested on our own families to ensure that they are child-friendly and tasty for little mouths. Filled with hidden vegetables so to give parents/carers and guardians a peace of mind that their child has had a wholesome meal during the day.
Some meals will be prepared with the children’s assistance and some will be part of the Stephanie Alexander Garden to Kitchen program. All meals are made using seasonal fruit and vegetables fresh from the markets rotating each season to provide and introduce a variety of meals to the children. View our current menu »
Want more information?
If you have a question or would like more information about our child care program for babies and infants, call us on 9979 8559, send an email or complete our online enquiry form.
mi kids is a family owned long-day early childhood school aiming for excellence in early childhood education and care.
We serve families in the Northern Beaches community and beyond. Our educators provide a nurturing, happy and stimulating learning environment for children from six weeks old to when they start school. Our centre provides children and families quality care and education in a warm, welcoming, nurturing and enjoyable environment. We celebrate all types of learners – ensuring each child feels valued and encouraged to develop to their full potential.
We offer and are committed to thoughtful and meaningful programs that are based on the diversity of learners in our school and work together with community groups and families to pursue excellence through collaborative and reflective teaching practices. Through a nurturing environment, we put children’s rights first and give each child a sense of belonging, being and becoming. Celebrating diversity, culturally and intellectually within the child, the family and the community.
Monday – Friday : 7.00am to 6pm.
We operate 50 weeks of the year and closed on public holidays. The Centre shuts down for 2 weeks during the Christmas/ New Years Holiday so that educators can recharge their batteries and families don’t have to pay during the festive period and have more time with their children.
To maintain consistency and help settle our children, we have a consecutive day policy :
- Minimum 2 consecutive days: Monday and Tuesday or Thursday and Friday
- 3 consecutive days: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday or Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
- 5 days
137 Warriewood Road, Warriewood
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