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Why Choose
Little Graces

We are a family owned company that prides itself on our relationships with our families and our team. With us you are not another number. Little Graces is a centre built by a family, for families.

We immerse ourselves in ensuring we are meeting yours and your child/rens needs and that our service is reflective of a “home away from home” ambiance.

Our aim is to ensure both parents and children feel safe, comfortable and confident at Little Graces. Confident children become confident learners and therefore education becomes a natural part of their transition into their daily lives while with us.

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A DAY IN THE LIFE OF

  • Baby Chicks
  • Little Ducklings
  • Little Lambs

7:00am

Family Grouping – Indoor/Outdoor

(weather permitting) (Dining Room) (Breakfast Served – Optional)

Little Lambs and Little Ducklings Separate to Little Ducks room.

Baby Chicks separate to their room or outdoors. (weather permitted)

Spontaneous free play

(optional)

Group Time/ Nappy Change

Morning Tea

Curriculum planned activities

Sleep Time

(according to individual routines)

Group Time/ Nappy Change

Lunch

Sleep and Rest Time for Baby Chicks

Grouping and Quite Activities

(For those who don’t sleep)

Group Time/ Nappy Change

Afternoon Tea

Indoor/Outdoor Play

(weather permitting)

Sleep/Rest Time

(according to individual routines)

Group Time/ Nappy Change

Late Snack

(Dining room)

Spontaneous free play

(optional) or outdoors play (weather permitted)

Little Lambs and Little Ducklings Join for Family Grouping

(Baby Chicks room)

Centre Closes

7:00am

Centre opens

Families and Children are greeted as they arrive. Staff communicate with parents about important information and messages are passed on.

Inside activities / Breakfast

A range of indoor programmed activities from all programs are set up. Family grouping occurs with siblings able to play together during this time.

Outdoor free play

Where there is a variety of physical, fine motor, social and cognitive activities set up for Children to further develop their skills of co-ordination and strength, social interactions, language development and small muscle strength. Painting activities – to enhance creative and fine motor development.

Exercise / movement activities / Gross Motor program

a group experience to enhance Children’s large muscle development and develop an enjoyment of physical activities.

Morning Tea

We wash our hands and Children help themselves to fresh fruit using tongs. This enhances their fine muscle control as well as social skills.

Morning Group Time

What day is it? What is the weather like? What will we be doing today. Which Letterland character will we meet this week?

Interested based experiences inside/outside

Activities are set up for individual Children based on their interests, needs and development.

Language/Story Time

Educational detailed stories are read to the Children. Children are encouraged to recall the events in the story and ask questions. Stories encompass both printed tales as well as felt board and puppet stories.

Lunch

Children are transitioned to wash their hands in readiness for lunch in the dining room. The Children are provided with a nutritious meal and encouraged to serve themselves with tongs and spoons. Children are encouraged to try different foods and clean up their bowls once they have finished.

Rest time or quiet activities

Children are settled to their beds for rest time. Quiet activities are planned for those who do not require a sleep – School readiness program.

Afternoon Tea

After washing their hands, Children are seated at the table in the dining room and encouraged to help themselves to afternoon tea using tongs.

Music and Movement Experience

Children have the opportunity to develop their skills of rhythm, beat, singing and expressing themselves through different types of music.

Letterland character for the week

including sharing the sound of the week and practicing writing the letter associated with the sound.

Free play outdoors or indoors depending on the weather

Children are grouped together, allowing siblings to interact with one another.

Pack away outdoors/ hand washing

Children help pack away the outdoor equipment and progressively move indoors to wash hands then have quiet activities and late snack.

Late snack for Children

Still in attendance at the Centre. Inside Group Activity – Family Grouping and transition to home time.

7:00am

Centre opens

Families and Children are greeted as they arrive. Staff communicate with parents about important information and messages are passed on.

Inside activities / Breakfast

A range of indoor programmed activities from all programs are set up. Family grouping occurs with siblings able to play together during this time.

Transition to rooms / Small Group Time

Outdoor free play

Where there is a variety of physical, fine motor, social and cognitive activities set up for Children to further develop their skills of co-ordination and strength, social interactions, language development and small muscle strength. Painting activities – to enhance creative and fine motor development.

Exercise / movement activities / Gross Motor program

A group experience to enhance Children’s large muscle development and develop an enjoyment of physical activities.

Morning Tea

We wash our hands and Children help themselves to fresh fruit using tongs. This enhances their fine muscle control as well as social skills.

Morning Group Time

What day is it? What is the weather like? What will we be doing today. Which Letterland character will we meet this week?

Interested based experiences inside/outside

Activities are set up for individual Children based on their interests, needs and development.

Language/Story Time

Educational detailed stories are read to the Children. Children are encouraged to recall the events in the story and ask questions. Stories encompass both printed tales as well as felt board and puppet stories.

Outdoor free play/activities and Letterland Program

The Children are split into 2 groups. The first group engages in outdoor play whilst the second group will focus on the Letter land character for the week including sharing the sound of the week and practicing writing the letter associated with the sound. The Children will swap after 15 minutes.

Lunch

Children are transitioned to wash their hands in readiness for lunch in the dining room. The Children are provided with a nutritious meal and encouraged to serve themselves with tongs and spoons. Children are encouraged to try different foods and clean up their bowls once they have finished.

Rest time or quiet activities

Children are settled to their beds for rest time. Quiet activities are planned for those who do not require a sleep – School readiness program.

Afternoon Tea

After washing their hands, Children are seated at the table in the dining room and encouraged to help themselves to afternoon tea using tongs.

Music and Movement Experience

Children have the opportunity to develop their skills of rhythm, beat, singing and expressing themselves through different types of music.

News time

Children are divided into 2 groups giving the Children the opportunity to share their news item. Teachers encourage open ended questions which helps further develop expressive and receptive language as well as confidence and social development.

Free play outdoors or indoors depending on the weather

Children are grouped together, allowing siblings to interact with one another.

Pack away outdoors Group time

Children help pack away the outdoor equipment and progressively move indoors to wash hands for late snack.

Late snack afternoon meal

for Children still in attendance at the Centre.

Inside Group Activity

Family Grouping and transition to home time.

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