Child Care for Toddlers Aged 1-3 Years

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Toddlers: Early Experiences

We know your toddler is ready to socialise, make friends, and to be introduced to new challenges in a safe and nurturing environment.

The Early Experiences program offered at Milestones provides toddlers aged 1 to 3 years an exciting environment in which to explore and experiment as their confidence and social skills emerge.

Our qualified childcare educators are trained and accredited in the Lifelong Learning Curriculum by Affinity Education Group. This incorporates the Abecedarian Approach which is a progressive and personalised way for toddlers to learn to communicate their thoughts, emotions and intentions.

Our educators are recognised for the happy and loving environments they create where toddlers laugh, learn and thrive.

During ‘Early Experiences’ your toddler will also learn in our Lifelong Learning Curriculum zones including:

  • Discovery Zone
  • Toddler Talk
  • Book Nook
  • Little Artists
  • Imagination Station
  • Completely Connected
  • Move and Groove Zone
  • Construction Zone
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What Toddlers Learn

As toddlers start to communicate their interests, share their ideas and connect with other children, they develop self-identity and awareness of the world around them. They learn the impact their actions and behaviours can have on others, and how to participate in learning opportunities.

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How Toddlers Learn

Toddlers learn best through play, supported by gentle and fun interactions with their educators and with other children. Our educators reflect on each child’s unique interests and provide opportunities for children to contribute to their own learning and development.

We consider children’s opinions and allow them to be involved in decisions which affect them, therefore building confidence and capability for our little people to play an active role in the community around them.

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Where Toddlers Learn

Our indoor and outdoor learning environments allow toddlers to choose between solitary, small and large group play. Their sense of adventure and wonder is stimulated through learning games as they are encouraged to create and explore, every day!

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Our Educational Programs

Milestones Early Learning Centre educators are trained in the Lifelong Learning Curriculum, Australia’s most progressive approach to early education. The Lifelong Learning Curriculum focuses on what children learn, how children learn and where children learn as babies, toddlers and older 3-5-year-olds. It draws on the best models of early education, contemporary research and evidence-informed practices, which are incorporated into each age specific program, and gives children the very best start before they commence Primary School. Learn more about each educational program, including initiatives and inclusions below.

Schemas In Action

Nursery Curriculum

The Lifelong Learning Curriculum offers babies aged birth to 1 year a safe, nurturing environment to begin their early learning journey. The Healthy Beginnings program is supported by the Circle of Security and Key Educator approaches.

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Toddler Curriculum

The curriculum offers toddlers aged 1 to 3 years an exciting environment in which to explore and experiment as their confidence and social skills emerge. The Early Experiences program is supported by the Abecedarian approach for language development.

Moving up to the Big Room

Preschool & Kindergarten Curriculum

Children aged 3 to 5 years are given the very best start before they begin Primary School. The Lifelong Learning Curriculum's School Readiness program is supported by inquiry-based project work with children, and our literacy and numeracy program.

Why Choose Milestones?

Milestones Early Learning is a high-quality provider of childcare where every child experiences the joy of learning in a caring community.

We’re experts at knowing how kids develop and grow, and we nurture them through these vital and precious early stages of their lives. Through these important early years, children change so quickly - constantly absorbing new information and expanding their skill set. We gently encourage and guide them to explore their own potential.

Our Lifelong Learning Curriculum is Australia’s most progressive approach to early education for children from birth to five. Our curriculum focuses on what children learn, how children learn and where children learn as; babies, toddlers and older 3-5-year-olds.

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Our Lifelong Learning Curriculum

Our Lifelong Learning Curriculum is Australia’s most progressive approach to early education for children from birth to five. Our curriculum focuses on what children learn, how children learn and where children learn as; babies, toddlers and older 3-5-year-olds. Our Lifelong Learning Curriculum draws on current research, evidence-informed practices and specific programs in each age group, such as The Circle of Security in our babies’ rooms, Abecedarian Language Priority for our Toddlers and Inquiry-Based Learning Projects for older children. We are also proud to offer children access to our unique programs to Affinity, including our Big Thinkers STEM, Aussie Wildlife Champions, Positive Living Skills and Grandfriends programs.

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Leading The Private Childcare Sector In Quality

Our centre practices, policies and procedures aligned with legislative expectations outlined in the National Quality Framework. This means that every effort is made to comply with the Education and Care Services National Law and Education and Care Services National Regulation, the approved learning frameworks and the National Quality Standards.

Throughout the year, our dedicated Quality Team work tirelessly alongside our Centre Managers to ensure our teams maintain Quality Standards across the Affinity Education Group in line with the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA).

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Lifelong Learning Curriculum

Developed by Affinity Education, our educators and Early Learning Teachers are trained in the Lifelong Learning Curriculum.

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Health and Wellbeing

Our Educational programs, incursions, excursions, events and daily activities are based on health and wellbeing themes.

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Sustainability Activities

Sustainable practices include gardening, care of centre pets, recycling stations, and electricity conservation.

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Our Quality Commitment

We thrive on excellence – from how we implement our curriculum to our commitment to safe, high-quality services.

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