Turtles Room

3 years to 4 years

Our Turtles room caters for children from ages 3 years to 4 years of age with a maximum of 16 children.

NLC complies with regulations of child to staff ratios of 1 educator to 11 children. Our centre employs 2 Full time Diploma/certificate lll Qualified Room Educators each day with an extra Educator to cover breaks and planning. Consistency of educators employed in each room is very important as it helps children build nurturing relationships with their Educators. With the use of a fortnightly roster we aim to have an Educator from each room present in the morning and in the afternoon.

Programs will include intentional teaching and stimulating activities, imagination, self help skills and building on their independence. Imaginative role playing, arts and crafts, storytelling, puzzles, and sharing their play spaces with their friends supporting children to build on their resillence and awareness of their peers.

Gross motor skills will develop as children at this age enjoy running, jumping, riding bikes and dancing. Our outdoor program and music and movements activities aims to support children's development in these areas. 

Our 3-4 year old program is an emerging curriculum reflecting play based learning, we aim to introduce children to literacy and numneracy activities daily through cooking experiences and group time interactions. Our beautiful outdoor environment offers a bike track, a hill slide, and a dry river bed that can be turned into a trickling stream from our recycled garden water tanks.

We aim to create elements of the program that encourage every child's participation and meaningful engagement within our community and surrounds. Educators organise regular excursions to the Library, Local shops and businesses as well as to some of our beautiful local parks.