Dinky Di Children’s Learning Centre is licensed to cater for up to 90 children per day with four home rooms. The theme that runs throughout the centre’s environment and the grounds are specifically designed to inspire, while providing an ambient and peaceful atmosphere that is gender neutral. Each of the rooms and adjoining amenities is purpose built to cater for specific age groups
The centre itself, our abundant play and softfall areas and the amenities that are provided for our children are second to none! We are sure that you will agree that along with the landscaping and natural environments, there is a massive difference in the feeling of the centre compared with other alternatives. Come on in and play with us! Our environments are set up to provide stimulating and engaging experiences and interactions, integrating a variety of skills and interests into each experience to promote the holistic development of each child at their developmental level. Children are offered a variety of choices that provokes them to engage in activities while encouraging them to explore a wide range of materials. There are many opportunities for children to represent and explore ideas using a multitude of media. Thoughtfully organised learning centres in each room and outside allow children to revisit equipment daily, building upon skills and developing knowledge.
Each learning centre is equipped and designed age appropriately to allow the children to self-select materials to enhance their current interests. Provisions are made for moments of tranquillity and solitude, thought and reflection, collaboration and teamwork, exploration and movement.
Outdoor play allows children to explore their surroundings. At Dinky Di our outdoor environment fosters each child’s abilities and current stage of development while encouraging social skills and peer friendships. The range of outdoor equipment, incorporating permanent structures including a sandpit, freestanding climbing structures, tricycles, and varying construction, creative and cognitive resources, vegetable gardens and “Magical Garden” supports children’s exploration and holistic development.
At Dinky Di we have a centre that promotes a non-bias attitude by recognising and respecting the diversity of the community, encouraging open communication and active involvement from the families at our service.
Lauren Dunk manages the administration and is also the Centre’s Authorised Supervisor who manages the smooth operation of the Centre on a day to day basis with attention to the safety, health and well-being of all children in our care. Lauren also looks after the professional development, health and well-being of all our staff.
The Centre operates via a Provider Approval and Service Approval which are awarded by the Early Childhood Education and Care Directorate (NSW Regulatory Authority). The centre participates in the assessment and quality rating process under the National Quality Standard. This process is administered by the NSW Regulatory Authority. Our centre implements recommendations from the Sun Safety Council and Promotes Positive Mental Health in Early Childhood.
We couldn’t be happier with Dinky Dis. After changing day cares we worried that it would take time for Quinn to adapt and settle again But this was not the case. Quinn settled immediately and is always happy in the updates we receive.She’s loving her time at Dinky dis and we are very happy as well. We love the daily updates and pictures always the best part of our days is receiving them.The staff have been very welcoming and loving and caring towards Quinn
When I moved to the local area I was hesitant to change my son’s daycare. I went to a couple of orientations at the local daycare providers and dinky di stood out from the rest. my son and I are so happy, he settled in quickly due to the way staff love and support him, every teacher in the daycare knows my child by name and likes, dislikes and comforts, even teachers that are not in his room. I also receive daily photos and updates of what he has been up to and also what he has eaten. I would recommend this school to everyone. one very happy mother and son
“We moved our 4yo from a small local centre (where she had been since 1yo) to Dinky Di Tumbi Umbi when she was diagnosed with sensory processing disorder and a 12 month learning delay and it was the best decision we have made! She has advanced ten fold in language, socialising and toilet training in just 5 months. Our OT did a preschool visit after 2 months and commented that she was a different child and Dinky Di already had in place all the interventions she usually recommends to centres! I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for high quality, consistent and positive focused care”
our Dinky Di information pack