Koala Room (Infants)
Moresby Avenue Childcare and Early Learning Centre (MACC)’s Koala room is set up for infants from 3 months to 2 years. Three qualified educators care for a group of 12 children. We offer a number of cots, an enclosed change area and a separate outdoor play area, including a sandpit and age-appropriate toys.
We understand that leaving a baby in childcare can often be an emotional and stressful time for parents. This is why our highly experienced and dedicated educators are committed to ensuring that the transition is as smooth as possible. During orientation parents can stay with their infants to get to know the centre and our staff, and to communicate their child’s individual requirements. We welcome parents to call and check on their child’s progress or discuss matters directly with the room educators.
We have a separate, specialised menu for infants, and families are welcome to provide formula and bottle equipment. All nappies are provided during the day and infants will be changed into their nappy provided from home before leaving the centre.
A copy of the Koala education program is displayed in the room for parents to view. The program provides for a wide range of individual and group experiences, which foster all areas of children’s development. MACC’s program design is flexible and regularly modified to include or extend on the children’s current interests, parent/community input and the children’s strengths and needs. It is also designed to offer the children a balance of active and quiet play, indoor and outdoor play, structured and unstructured play, group/individual and open-ended play experiences.