We offer a number of different rooms and activities to suit the needs of all children at Samanthas Child Care in Camberwell.

Baby Room at Samanthas Child Care in Camberwell

Room 1 – Babies

For children 3-18 months

There are 12 babies in this group who are cared for by a Diploma qualified team leader and two educators.

There is a 1:4 ratio of educators to children.

The program provides a stimulating and responsive natural environment that reflects the needs and interests of the children and families.

We adhere to babies individual routines from home and provide a caring and nurturing environment for the babies to grow and learn.

There is a separate cot room for the babies to sleep as well as a private outdoor yard to explore and discover during their indoor and outdoor program.

Toddler Room at Samanthas Child Care in Camberwell

Room 2 – Toddlers

For children 18-2.5 years

There are 15 children in this group who are cared for by a Diploma qualified team leader and three educators.

There is a 1:4 ratio of educators to children.

The program in the Toddler’s room ensures that each child’s individual needs are met as they gain confidence in their exploration of their environments; both indoors and in their own private outdoor yard.

Programming includes a variety of music and movement, stories and rhymes, physical as well as creative and sensory activities and experiences.

The toddlers also participate in extracurricular musical sessions which are on a weekly basis.

Pre Kinder Picture

Room 3 – Pre Kinder

For children 2.5-3.5 years

At Samantha’s there are 20 children in this group each day, cared for by a Diploma qualified team leader and three educators.

There is a ratio of 1:4 educators to children.

The children are offered a flexible indoor and outdoor program based on individual and group interests, strengths, skills and values.

Our program is ‘play based’ using open ended, natural and recycled materials and a range of experiences including language and literature, maths and science, sensory, imaginative, visual arts, music and movement, physical, self-help and environmental.

The children have access to a large outdoor yard area as well as weekly extracurricular sessions such as sport and music.

Kinder Room at Samanthas Child Care in Camberwell

Room 4 – Kindergarten

For children 3.5-5 years.

There are 15  children in this group a day who are cared for by a qualified Kindergarten teacher and one educator.

Our Kindergarten Program is developed in accordance with the Early Year’s Learning Framework (EYLF) and Victorian Early Year’s Learning Framework (VEYLF) with our program carefully planned to meet the individual needs of each child through regular observations and evaluation.

The kinder program is designed to challenge and extend each child‘s thinking through intentional teaching, resourcing their own learning and applying their knowledge and skills to group and individual learning and tasks.

The aim of the Kindergarten room is to achieve “school readiness” and this is promoted through self-help skills, establishing social and emotional competency, exploring the letter land literacy program and to develop a desire for learning.

The children have access to a large outdoor yard area as well as weekly extracurricular sessions such as sport and music.