Lullaby Lane

Lullaby Lane is a very special place at Active Pathways for babies and toddlers. The children in this room range from 6 weeks to three years old, and the room is licensed for 16 children. Given Active Pathways is a small Centre, the educators have a very special bond with all their children. Having a high staff to child ratio in this room allows educators to create loving and nurturing bonds with the children in their care. This well-resourced room has equipment ranging from sensorial, cognitive, practical life, language, music and gross motor equipment.

The educators in this room pride themselves on their exceptional care, notably their commitment to high quality programming. On entry to this room, parents can see for themselves the wide array of activities that are provided, with a ‘programming corner’ that clearly displays a wide range of activities that are undertaken daily by the children. The children in Lullaby Lane have strong bonds with their carers and have daily opportunities to learn and grow in a loving and nurturing environment.

All of the activities in Lullaby Lane are developed in conjunction with Active Pathways in-house curriculum, and the criteria outlined in the National Quality Framework. The activities focus on a range of key skills and abilities including:

  • Gross and Fine motor skills
  • Language and problem solving skills
  • Music enjoyment and appreciation
  • Social and Emotional development skills
  • Dance and movement skills
  • Sensorial skills and abilities
  • Environmental sustainability skills

The educators are very passionate about their responsibilities in Lullaby Lane, and all work to ensure that all children in their care receive the highest level of nurturing and support.

All Active Pathways staff are trained in First Aid, CPR, Asthma and Anaphylaxis Management. Educators are also required to have a Blue Care (working with children check), before being employed. All educators are thoroughly screened against a range of key indicators that relates to character, conduct and ability. All educators work to ensure that all information relating to children and their families remains confidential. Active Pathways values privacy for families and is committed to ensuring that the childcare environment remains a trustful one.

Active Pathways educators are aware of what a significant decision it is in choosing childcare for your child. We take our responsibilities very seriously and encourage open two way communication with parents. Central to our communication ethos is that all educators are totally honest about a child’s experiences while in care, and we work from a platform of honesty at all times. We find that parents appreciate this transparency and we believe that it instills a sense of trust in parents. We encourage parents to contribute to the Centre’s programming and there are avenues for them to do this. Some of these opportunities include parents coming into the Centre and developing and implementing their own chosen activity for their child’s room. This is a great way for parents to contribute to the educational life of their child, while providing lots of fun for the child who has their Mum or Dad attend their class to help with activities!

Lullaby Lane Room Goals

1. To individually cater for each child by working closely with parents as to the child’s interests and stages of development.

2. To always value cultural and social diversity in each child.

3. To work within the guidelines of the National Quality Framework and the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF).

4. To demonstrate grace, courtesy and ethics in interactions with children, fellow staff and parents.

5. To meet educational goals by working on a child’s individual strengths and interests and using these to develop a program that promotes learning and play.

6. To provide a loving and supportive environment

7. To promote high quality learning and play through program preparation and implementation.

8. To provide a safe and hygienic environment.

9. To retain strict policies around illness and prevention.

10. To meet children’s health and fitness goals by implementing programming that promotes healthy eating; positive self-concepts; and sustainable lifestyles.