Our Playrooms

CSIROCare offers a total of 65 places for children, options for either full or part time care for children aged from 6-weeks old through to 5-years.

All our playrooms feature:

- Reverse cycle air conditioning for heating and cooling
- Ceiling fans
- Regulation staff ratios
- Individual child portfolios
- Room journal & room information board
- Indoor and outdoor play areas
- Sleep/rest areas

Playroom 1 (6 weeks to 12 months)

Playroom 1 caters for a maximum of 10 children per day.
Indoors, there is an area for experiences, a separate nappy change room and two cot rooms.

The outdoor area has both fixed and moveable equipment, a sandpit, cubby house, trees and garden beds. The outdoor flooring is softfall, which provides protection for the children.


Playroom 2 (12 to 24 months)

Playroom 2 caters for a maximum of 10 children per day.
The indoor area has several activity sections and tables for the children to explore, a separate nappy change room and two cot rooms.

The outdoor area has both fixed and moveable equipment, a sandpit, cubby house, trees and garden beds. The outdoor flooring is softfall and matting, so the children have a soft landing in case of any falls!


Playroom 3 (2 to 3 years)

Playroom 3 caters for a maximum of 12 children per day.
The indoor area is open-plan but separated into different sections and tables with activities for the children to experience. The room also has a separate nappy change room and toilet area with 2 toilets.

Outdoors there is both fixed and moveable equipment, with trees and garden beds. There is a combination of softfall, matting and tanbark flooring helping to protect the children in case of falls. Playroom 3 children also have access to our vegetable patch and assist educators and Playrooms 4 children with watering it!


Playroom 4 (3 to 4 years)

Playroom 4 caters for a maximum of 15 children per day.
Indoors, there are a variety of areas and tables that the children can learn and explore in, and a separate toilet area with 3 toilets.

Outdoors there is both fixed and moveable equipment, with a sandpit, 2 cubby houses, a swing set, vegetable patch, compost heap, trees and garden beds. The outdoor flooring is a combination of matting and tanbark, helping protect the children from injuries.


Playroom 5 (4 years to school age)

Playroom 5 caters for a maximum 15 children per day. It is located in a separate building from the main building of CSIROCare.

This room was opened in 2015 and provides a 4 year old Funded Kindergarten Program, delivered by a dedicated, passionate and qualified Early Childhood Teacher. The programs are incorporated into long day care hours over 3 days per week.

The Kinder teacher and two educators work together to establish a learning environment where all children will learn and engage with new ideas or knowledge as they explore their learning environment with peers and educators.

Find out more about the kindergarten program >

To enquire about enrolling your child in our kinder program, please contact Tegan on 03 8521 2117.

 

Playroom 1
Playroom 1

 

Playroom 1
Playroom 1

 

Playroom 2
Playroom 2

 

Playroom 2
Playroom 2 - Reading area

 

Playroom 3
Playroom 3

 

Playroom 4
Playroom 4