Phone: 07 3355 1279
Opening Hours: 6:30 AM - 6:30 PM
At Camelia Avenue Childcare Centre we take pride in our environment. Part of our philosophy and centre values includes the provision of natural materials for the children to explore. We provide a mix of natural and man-made resources in both our indoor and outdoor environments and we encourage the children to contribute to the development of their surroundings. Their input is highly regarded; after all they spend the most time engaging in the environments at the centre. We teach the children to have respect for their environment. This concept ranges from the simple things such as packing away and responsibility for their belongings, to more topical issues such as our footprint on the global environment. The provision of learning experiences for groups and individuals is facilitated through the set-up of our indoor and outdoor environments. There are always spaces for large groups to explore activities together and, equally, spaces where children can have some time alone or with a small group of their peers.
We have two Nurseries aged (0 – 15 months) 8 children per room We have two Pre-Toddlers (15 months – 2.5 years) One Pre-Toddlers room has 12 children, the other has 8 children Toddlers (2-3 years) 14 children per room Pre-Kindy (2.5-3.5 years) 20 children per room Kindy (3-5 years) 22 children per room
During German lessons we go on a fun journey with the puppets “Coco and Benny” who live in a little yellow letterbox. Together we learn through music and games. The children get to be actively involved through action songs and games. The children at Camelia Avenue have been such eager learners and love telling their parents at home about the German words they have learned. In the younger age groups beginning with Nursery it is all about exposure to different sounds and generally just having fun dancing to german childrens songs and copying the actions. In the older rooms it gets more hands on i.e learning colours while making play dough or learning about food and how to count in German while cooking. Learning a second language at a young age has many benefits. Research suggests that children who are exposed to or actively learning more than one language at a young age, are more likely to learn languages easier later in life. During the first 10 years of a childs life the brain is wiring immensly and therefore it is best to introduce another language during this time when learning comes so natural to a child. Did you know?: that there are some primary and secondary schools in the area that offer German as a second language and also German immersion in High school!?