TAKE A LOOK AROUND
Dinky Di Children’s Learning Centre is conveniently located in the heart of the Morisset Industrial Business Park, with easy access for local residents and close to the Sydney/Newcastle freeway for commuters.
Our environments are set up to provide stimulating and engaging experiences and interactions, integrating a variety of skills and interests into each experience in order to promote the holistic development of each child. 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.
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 individual abilities and current stage of development, whilst encouraging social skills and peer friendships.
Dinky Di Morisset caters for children 6 weeks to 6 years and is open Monday – Friday from 7am- 6pm. We look forward to being part of your child’s early learning journey and welcoming you into the Dinky Di family!
WHAT TO BRING
What Dinky Di Will Provide
At Dinky Di Morisset, we provide an all inclusive program. Our onsite Chef will prepare nutritious meals each day and your child will be provided with Breakfast (early arrivals), Morning Tea, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Late snack. In addition, your child will be provided with cool drinks throughout the day.
To maintain the requirements in our Sun Safety policy, we will provide your child with a hat which will be washed regularly and remain at the centre, and sunscreen.
What You Need to Pack
To ensure your child’s rest and relaxation needs are met, could you please provide a bottom sheet and a top sheet- cot sheet size fits our beds well. If you would like, you can also include a blanket in the cooler months.
If your child has a special comfort item or dummy, please provide this, labeled. Dummies will be stored in individual dummy pots to maintain health and hygiene requirements.
We enjoy a range of different sensory exploration activities and love to be creative. Sometimes this means we get a little wet or messy! Can you please provide your child with a couple of changes of clothes and underwear, just in case.
If you can label everything and supply it in a small bag, your child will have their own locker to keep it in.
Our Educators are the driving force that enable us to lead the way in the provision of Premium Early Education and Care.
We are lucky to have a team of dedicated Early Education and Care professionals forming the team at Dinky Di Morisset . Our team are well versed in child development theory and practices, and keep abreast of current trends within the Early childhood education and care industry. They work together to ensure the facilitation of exceptional learning programs for the children and families at Dinky Di Morisset.
The Team at Morisset consists of Early childhood Teachers, Diploma and Certificate 3 trained Educators, in line with the requirements within the NSW Childrens Services Regulation and Law.
Our Educators role model fair and inclusive practices that promote equality and a strong sense of belonging. We realise that reciprocal relationships are central to children’s ongoing education and care.
Staff in children’s rooms work weekly rotating shifts, with regular casual staff employed to cover staff absences, ensuring familiarity and stability for you and your child.
Please contact the centre to schedule a time for your personalised tour, where you will meet the rest of our wonderful team.
A Word from our Centre Director
For the Educators In any early childhood setting, team work and effective communication are essential requirements for positive outcomes across all aspects of the Services’ functioning, for ‘together everyone achieves more”.Educators are responsive to all children’s strengths, abilities and interests. We will value and build on children’s strengths, skills and knowledge to ensure their motivation and engagement in learning (EYLF).
We aim to create an environment of trust and respect, where we work towards achieving a shared goal. Ongoing education and training is a critical aspect of staff’s professional development. It is through accurate evaluation and assessment, which occurs when we critically reflect on our actions, that we are able to identify areas that may be considered a skill and those which may need further development.
We recognise Educators/Staff as our Service’s most precious resource and aim to provide them with a satisfying and safe working environment. Further we also appreciate the experience and skills of all Educators/Staff. We appreciate their dedication as an integral element of the success of our Service.