Our Child Care Services
At Little Steps Early Learning in East Lindfield, we provide quality child care services and educational early learning programs to a maximum of 40 children in 3 age groups.
You can enrol your child from the early age of 6 weeks up to when they’re 5 years old, either on a full-time or part-time basis.
We have 3 spacious, bright and colourful rooms in our brand-new early learning centre, each catering to a specific age group:
- Baby Room
Capacity: 8 children
Ages: 0 to 2 years
- Toddler Room
Capacity: 15 children
Ages: 2-3 years
- Pre-schooler Room
Capacity: 17 children
Ages: 3-5 years
Our operating hours are from 7am to 6pm, 50 weeks a year. The centre will close on public holidays and for 2 weeks over Christmas.
Included in our fees are: meals, morning tea, afternoon tea and late afternoon tea, nappies, sunscreen, a stimulating educational program and all on-site experiences.
Our Child Care Program
The children’s learning environment is dynamic, complex and holistic. Physical, social, emotional, personal, spiritual, creative, cognitive and linguistic aspects of learning and all intricately interwoven and interrelated. Play allows for the expression of personality and creativity, it enhances dispositions such as curiosity and creativity. We have implemented the Early Years Learning Framework to extend and enrich children’s learning from birth to five years and through the transition to school and this consists of principles, practices and learning outcomes. Fundamental to framework is belonging, being and becoming.
We use weekly reflection sheets each week to plan our indoor and outdoor curriculum and we conduct 2 group times a day. We evaluate and reflect on the days outcomes and plan new activities for the next week. We have incorporated environmental education into all aspects of our curriculum and in everyday practices. We do detailed observations of all the children in our service, including learning stories, project work, celebration of achievement records, and child’s profile for each child. We have portfolios for each child (including photos, observations, learning stories, art work and information about your child and planning ideas, project work, learning outcomes and what we would like your child to achieve). We set up activities each day, both indoors and outdoors, and we plan on your child’s interests and needs, and strengths, and we evaluate and weekly do extension activities for ongoing learning. We invite and welcome parent and community input.
Our Daily Routines
The daily routine is reflected on the season’s, we have warmer and cooler weather routine.
Our Menu at Little Steps Early Learning in East Lindfield
Here is a sample menu for the food that is delivered daily that is from a well established children’s catering company; Kid’s Gourmet Food. Full weekly menu is available in all of the room’s.
Yes. We provide delicious and nutritious breakfast, hot lunch, morning and afternoon tea, late afternoon snack.
We aim to provide nutritious, home cooked, healthy food which meets the children’s individual dietary needs.
A pack of spare change clothes, bed sheets if your child needs a nap.
Sleeping teddies and bunnies are very welcome.
Yes. We provide nappies for children all age who attend our centre.
Yes. Our educators will work together with parents and provide positive encouragement to help children from nappies to the bathroom.
We have an open door policy; families are welcome to visit anytime.