The educators in our Possum’s room care for children aged between 6 weeks to 20 months. In the Possums room we provide a ratio of 1 educator to 4 children, enabling us to create a trusting, warm and nurturing environment.
We are committed to building relationships with the families and children and understand the importance to have open communication with verbal interactions and communication books for each child.
We share our outdoor area with the Joeys room which includes a sand pit and mud kitchen. There is a grassed area to play on and small garden for the children to be hands on and learn about sustainability.
By the age of 20 months children have achieved so many milestones. Children begin to crawl and walk, pick up and manipulate objects, make their first sounds and words, play with objects and toys and explore their environment. It is a very busy and important time in a child’s life, and to achieve all of these skills they need stability, support and encouragement of caring educators who at Woodleigh are all trained in the circle of security.
We have a term program for the room along with a program for each child individually. We do this by observing each child, noting their actions and abilities, their strengths and what challenges they are ready for. The experiences we plan are developmentally appropriate and outcomes are set for the child to work towards.