Our Samford Centre is located in the beautiful Samford Village and offers a secure, homelike environment. The centre is home to genuinely caring educators who are committed to ensuring that each individual child is seen, understood and is provided with a challenging, meaningful and thoughtful learning environment. We incorporate learning about our environment through our gardens and chickens, encourage our children to learn and play collaboratively and engage our families in developing our Centre program and culture.
Our Samford Rooms
6 weeks – 15 months
Our Nursery is designed to ensure that all aspects of the development of infants is accommodated and encouraged. We have a separate sleep room, which allows individual child/family routines to be respected and followed. Children are offered age and developmentally appropriate stimulation and activities, and are encouraged to explore, engage, experience and communicate – as only infants can! Our babies are treated with care, love and respect, and as capable and communicative people.
15 months – 2 years
The spaces in our toddler environment are designed to encourage the children to explore, discover, create and imagine through a play-based curriculum. The setting and program is vibrant and flexible and responsive to the interests and abilities of each child. Learning options include puzzles, literacy and numeracy activities, construction activities, creative arts, music and pretend play set-ups.
Our Junior children are further developing their language skills, often developing specific interests in activities that engage them for longer periods of time – with increasing complexity. Language skills and relationship building skills are enhanced through conversations and reflection as groups and one on one. Physical skills are developed through complex challenges and opportunities to take risk. The capabilities of 2 – 3 year olds are amazing, and our team ensure occasions to discover more are consistently provided.
Individual interests and preferences are readily apparent in our pre-kindy children – and our team works hard to ensure that the environments and activities provided offer further stimulation, the capacity to build on capabilities and strengthen skill sets. Mathematical reasoning concepts are explored through science and cooking experiences. Play based learning is still a strong focus in our Senior room, as well as providing children with opportunities to demonstrate their competence and be leaders in their own learning.
(Pre-prep) 4 – 5 years
We are proud to offer a Queensland Kindergarten Program at our Centre. Our Kindergarten program is led by a qualified Bachelor qualified Early Childhood Teacher who delivers a program grounded in the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guideline. “School readiness” is primarily ensuring your child is emotionally, physically and socially ready to embark upon the next, more formal, stage of their educational ‘career’. The opportunities for learning will focus on further building confidence and abilities – verbally, emotionally, cognitively, physically and socially.
Come Visit Us
The best way to see what Nurture can offer is to come and experience our centres! Our friendly team will give a guided tour of the centre, and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to book a tour.