“Children develop trust in themselves and those who care for them.”
Our Infant Room provides high quality care and education for children aged 6 weeks to 2 years and we have a preferred staff to child ratio of 1:4.
The Infant Playroom is large and versatile, with three adjoining sleep rooms, an enclosed kitchenette that is inaccessible to children, and access to a large nappy changing and toddler toileting room.
The Infant Room shares its outdoor area with the toddlers, supporting children to form relationships with the toddler staff and other children before they begin the move to that room. The large, grassy, outdoor play area has an undercover sandpit and deck, and lots of trees. Sun safe practices are used at all times.
Having a child centered approach, staff aim to work in close partnership with families to maintain individual child routines, such as sleep and bottle times. Staff record and display all information relating to sleep, feeding, and toileting for parents so they can be accurately informed of their child’s routine for the day.
Like all the staff at Conyngham Street Community Children’s Centre, our Infant Room staff aim to foster development by creating a safe and warm environment that nurtures trust, confidence, and a sense of belonging. The team practices primary care-giving, which fosters healthy attachment relationships between children and staff, further creating a sense of security. Staff see children as competent individuals, showing respect towards their individual thoughts, feelings, and beliefs, and supporting them to develop their emerging independence and autonomy.
The rooms program is based on the learning that is occurring at home which may then be extended and built on whilst the child is at care. Careful observation is informed by the early childhood curriculum, The Early Years Learning Framework. The curriculum has five outcomes: that children have a strong sense of identity, are connected with and contribute to their world, have a strong sense of well being, are confident and involved learners, and are effective communicators. Staff aim to support equal development of all outcomes in each child.
Infant Room Staff:
- Karin (Diploma and Team Leader)
- Hannah (Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood)
- Rhonda (Cert 3)
- Danni (Diploma)
- Renee (Cert 3, and Studying Bachelor of Education)
- Boyoung (Diploma)
- Sheryl (Assistant Director)