The Jellyfish Room caters for 20 children from 6 weeks to 2 years old each day. Currently the staff ratios are 1 educator to 4 children. The centre employs 2 qualified child care workers as Room Leaders and 3 child care assistants each day. In line with our Staffing Policy, consistency of educators is important and remains constant each day.
The Jellyfish Room is divided into 3 sections separated by a low divider. This allows educators to cater for the 3 developmental stages in children of this age: Babies, Crawlers and Walkers.
The room is equipped with a kitchenette where staff can heat bottles and baby food if necessary.
All nappies, food and drinks (except baby formula), are supplied by the centre.
The Jellyfish Room has a separate sleep room allowing staff to accommodate children’s various sleep requirements.
For most children, beginning care means beginning a new and different way of life. Children all react differently to change. Some will respond enthusiastically, interpreting the new experience as an opportunity to be with new people and to enjoy new activities in a new environment.
For many other young children however, beginning care can be an unfamiliar and bewildering experience and for some it is very frightening. As such the implementation of an orientation process is essential to ensure a smooth, safe and secure transition from home & family to a care environment. The centre has a very individualised orientation process which is determined in collaboration with parents prior to the child’s first day.