Our Facilities

Appleseed Childcare was purpose-built as a day care centre in 2010. It is not a converted house.
Being able to design the centre from scratch has allowed us to plan the layout around comfort, safety and practicality.

Yellow Room (six weeks to 2 years old)

Our Nursery is a warm and nurturing room. The routine is flexible, allowing babies and infants to continue the individual routines they have at home. The children can move freely around the room to discover, learn, create and develop their skills.

Our Nursery programs are designed to develop children’s sense of belonging, their independence, language development, and motor skills. Story time, songs, and arts and craft time also develops friendships and fosters each child’s sense of belonging.

We have a minimum of four educators in the room each day, caring for 16 children.

 

Green Room (2 to 3½ years old)

The Green Room provides areas for discovery and investigation. Toddlers are very busy little people, learning many new things about themselves and about the world around them. The Green Room encourages the development of early language, cooperation, fair play and new discoveries.

Children will develop confidence as they explore different materials and objects throughout their play. Our programs enable children to indulge their curiosities and imagination throughout the day. Music and language programs are designed to engage children and encourage a wide range of learning opportunities.

We have a minimum of three educators each day caring for 15 children.

 

Red Room (3½ to 5 years old)

The Red Room encourages play-based learning to provide the most appropriate stimulus for brain development. Our educators focus on developing communication and language skills, including early literacy and numeracy, along with social and emotional skills. Some of the Red Room's goals include:

  • Develop the confidence and independence to separate easily in the mornings and be responsible for own belongings
  • Listening, concentrating and taking turns in talking at group time
  • Recognising name, letters and sounds of the alphabet, numbers 1-10, colours and basic shapes
  • Writing name and numbers from 1-10
  • Developing fine motor skills such as correct pincer grip and scissor grip

The room has two groups:

Dolphins

The Dolphin group is for children aged from 4-5 years who are preparing to enter formal schooling the following year. The group implements a School Readiness program to give children the cognitive, physical, social and emotional skills they need to adjust to "big school" life, e.g. asking the teacher when they need help and standing up in front of a group for news time. 

Jellyfish

The Jellyfish group includes children from 3-4 years and has a focus on developing children in all areas, such as short 10-minute group times, colours, numbers, shapes and name recognition all based on the interests of the children throughout the week. 

We have a minimum of two educators each day caring for 18 children.

  

Outdoor Play

Playing outside gives your child the chance to explore the natural environment and have adventures. Children can play their favourite games, test their physical limits, express themselves and build self-confidence. When your child is outside, they have more space and freedom for big movements, like running, jumping, kicking and throwing. Physical activities like these are good for health, fitness and physical development.

Our outdoor spaces are well shaded and provide for excellent supervision during play. We have fixed equipment to provide children with gross motor challenges and also provide a variety of outdoor resources to engage them in their large motor development.

Activities your child will enjoy outside could include:

  • Throwing and chasing balls
  • Wheeling, pushing or pulling different toys and objects
  • Walking, running or jumping
  • Blowing bubbles and chasing them as they float away
  • Playing in sand
  • Water play (supervised)
  • Playing games of chase, hide-and-seek
  • Moving in different ways with colourful leaves, flowers, scarves or streamers
  • Going on a walk together and naming all of the different sounds you hear

 

The Kitchen

Our incredible cook, Bereta, fills the centre with wonderful aromas and fills young tummies with nutritious and delicious meals and snacks.

The kitchen is equipped with a proper commercial kitchen and meets commercial standards of hygiene for food preparation and storage.

Bereta holds a Certificate in Commercial Cookery and Hospitality. She has been with us since 2013.

Your Words

We encourage regular feedback from all of our parents. It helps us quickly identify and fix any areas that may have room for improvement. It’s always nice to hear when we’ve done well too...