Our Cherubs room cares for children around the age of 2-3 years. This room caters for up to 12 children per day, with 3-4 educators. Cherubs aims to nurture your child’s interests and teach them about the world in a fun environment. Educators take note of new topics that engage your child’s interest and imagination and qualified educators develop a themed program to suit. This ensures that your child is always involved with activities and free play that stimulate learning in a fun and pleasurable manner.
Indoor play area
The cherubs’ indoor area is a haven designed for learning and play, featuring a cozy reading corner, imaginative home corner, and engaging sensory activities. The room is enriched with a variety of resources that are regularly updated, ensuring a stimulating environment. The room also has it’s own kitchenette and dining area, which is utilised during meal times and during cooking activites with the children.
Outdoor play area
This space is shared between cherubs and their older Footprints peers and cultivates bonds between the ages through collaborative play. In addition to a cubby house, sandpit, water feature, balancing beam, and bike paths, the area boasts a variety of play equipment that is changed daily. This dynamic environment encourages social interaction and unity among the two rooms, with the older Footprints class serving as positive role models, guiding and supporting the cherubs in their exploration of play zones. This creates a harmonious sense of community and excitement within the shared outdoor setting and assists the Cherubs when they transition into the Footprints room.
Soft Fall and Gazebo Area
This play area is utilised mostly when we have very wet weather and we are unable to use the other outside area. This area is equipped with resources such as bikes, slides and climbing equipment. We also enjoy having afternoon tea in this area as a picnic in the warmer weather which the children really enjoy!
CBELC provides; Breakfast, Morning Tea, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Late Snack.
The children usually enjoy story time whilst their meals are being prepared as well as a food prayer song before eating. The Cherubs children are encouraged to eat their food independently where they are able to, as well as clean up after themselves.
Meals times are typically:
Morning Tea: 9.30am
Afternoon tea: 2.30pm
This does not include any extra bottles that they may have before or after sleeps etc.
Each child has their own bed and linen for the day that is washed at the centre so no need for parents to take linen home and have to remember it for next time. The staff will keep to the nap time routines that you maintain at home as much as possible so that your child adjusts quickly to their new sleep environment and is able to have restful sleep while at the centre. The designated nap time is typically between 12pm and 2pm each day. If your child does not normally sleep for this long, they will be provided with a quiet activity so that they do not disturb the other children. The staff remain in the room throughout this nap time to maintain supervision.
Our curriculums are based upon the EYLF outcomes that are set by the Australian Department of Education. This includes practices and teachings based upon Belonging, Becoming and Being.
Belonging is based upon the knowledge of “where and with whom you belong”. This also “acknowledges a child’s interdependence with others and the basis of relationships in defining identities”. Becoming is the development of “identity, knowledge, understandings, capacities, skills and relationships”. It is the understanding that children are “shaped by many different events and circumstances”. Being is regarding children “knowing themselves, building and maintaining relationships with others, engaging with life’s joys and complexities, and meeting challenges in everyday life”.
The staff greatly appreciate input from parents as to what activities their child/ children enjoy and any learning that they show particular interest in so that they can implement related activities and topics into the curriculums.