Our Toddler’s Education and Care Program

Our Warriewood child care centre caters for toddlers aged 20 months to 32 months.

In our Toddler Room we focus on developing self-help and social skills such as communication,  verbal and non verbal cues and emotional skills, labeling their feelings and displaying empathy. Ultimately giving our toddlers the tools to move on to the preschool room with confidence, happiness and success. To achieve this we will start introducing some structured formal teacher directed sessions, daily reading sessions and sessions that develop their fine and gross motor skills using tools and creating projects .

Toddlers will have the opportunity to access both nursery and preschool playgrounds depending on their gross motor development.

Our toddler program at a glance…

Features of this program
  • Physical milestone development
  • Self-help Program
  • Art Program
  • Yoga Program
  • Multiple Intelligent programs
  • Portugese Program
Room facilities
  • Custom designed learning areas
  • Low lying mirrors, sink and fridge so children can collect their morning tea or afternoon tea with educator assistance.
  • Toddlers can access the art studio so children can create with the guidance of the art educator.
  • Open areas in the room and outside for yoga.
  • Rooms and outdoor areas set up to cater to different learning styles.
  • Outside we have a music corner, nature corner, water hand pump for the sandpit.
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Developing fine motor skills.


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Natural and safe outdoor play areas.

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.

Settling toddlers

We always put the child’s needs first and to ensure children settle in, we actively encourage consecutive day attendance, with a minimum of 2 consecutive days preferred.  We find that having consecutive days assists with the children seeing familiar faces each day, which greatly assists with the settling in process. However, we understand the individual needs of each family and always take this into consideration when dealing with attendances.

mi kids has an orientation process which enables children to visit our centre for short periods of time, before their actual first day in their room, to assist them meeting their educators and new friends. We strongly suggest that each child has at least two orientation sessions before they commence. We welcome you to phone in and check on how your child is settling into mi kids and we fully understand that you may need to call for re-assurance at anytime.

 


Self-help program

In the toddler room we are introducing the concept of self help where children are being part of their routine, helping educators in preparing their morning tea and cleaning up for themselves.

Ongoing support and involvement

Our early childhood educators provide an ongoing record of children’s learning and development and families are encouraged to access this information.  We will continually discuss with families our observations and together with families set out short-term and long-term goals for their child’s growth and development.  Also the educators will discuss the learning styles that their child is strong in using Gardner’s theory. Throughout the year there will be educational summaries and milestone checklist reports provided to families to show their child is meeting the goals set. More information for families »

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Accessible shelves foster independent play.


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Toddlers have the opportunity to access both nursery and preschool playgrounds.

Our curriculum

Following Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligencemi kids embrace 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  »

Our menu

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 prepared 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 toddlers, call us on 9979 8559, send an email or complete our online enquiry form.

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Centre Information

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.

Operating Hours

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.

Attendance

To promote consistency and help settle our children, we actively encourage consecutive days of attendance. Our preferred attendance patterns are:

  • minimum 2 consecutive days
  • 3 consecutive days
  • 5 days

We understand that each individual family’s needs are different and we are happy to work with you to accommodate your needs.

 

Location

137 Warriewood Road, Warriewood
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Helpful links

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