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 Qualified Room Co-Lead Educators each day when running at maximum numbers. 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. 

THE VALUE OF PLAY!

We encourage each child to learn from play. All programs are developmentally appropriate that caters for all children’s needs and abilities. We enable children to develop their fine and gross motor skills, problem solving, social skills and physical abilities by providing open ended experience in both indoor and outdoor experience.