On-site Swimming Lessons (optional)
Helping every child find swimming a positive experience
- Tuesdays, Wednesday, Thursdays
- Ages 3+
- Small lesson sizes - only 4 children at a time
- 30 minutes with AustSwim qualified instructors, book lessons at reception
- $12/class (added to weekly fees)
The vision across our swimming program is that every child finds swimming a positive experience, and we aim to provide the best quality tuition available in a safe, friendly and non-threatening environment.
Lollipop Lane has a small outdoor pool and runs swimming lessons in the summer months to children 3 years and up. Our instructors are all AustSwim qualified and our classes have no more than 4 children at a time, with both the Instructor and a second Educator present at all times.
All children learn water safety skills, including breath control, movement, floatation and move onto the basic swim skills. All children get a report on EarlyWorks at the completion of each lesson, so parents know how their child is progressing. Parents are always welcome to come and view as well!
Swimming is an optional program and parents are charged a small fee of $12 a class which is added to their weekly fees. Parents are welcome to have as many lessons a week as they would like; each lesson takes between 20-30 minutes and our classes run Monday Wednesday and Friday (or course weather depending).
Fun with movement!
- Every Morning at 9:30 am
- All Rooms
Our yoga programs get children learning and moving!
Yoga helps the children’s body, mind, strength, flexibility and breathing. It is storytelling, imagination and visualisation. Our program is adapted for each age group and we often combine with other learnings (for example, incorporating counting in various languages).
Each Room has Educators with Yoga competencies and periodically we bring in outside Yoga teachers to inspire and encourage our children and staff.
Above all our focus is having FUN with movement (and not practicing perfect poses!).
Inspiring and encouraging children through sport and movement
- Mondays and Fridays @ 3:00 pm
- Thursdays @ 2:00 pm
- Sports Partner: Phoenix!
Our Sports program works to inspire and encourage the children across a range of basic skill fundamentals, enhancing motor development capabilities, and working to promote self-esteem, social and cognitive development.
We aim to assist development of our children’s balance, coordination, fine and gross motor skills through a range of fun activities involving movement to music, games and using age appropriate equipment.
Once a week we bring in our Sports Partner, Phoenix, who coordinates new activities for our little ones as well as working with our staff to increase their core competencies.
Kids in the Kitchen = fun!
- Tuesdays & Thursdays
Hands on in the kitchen our little ones have fun with our Educators across a variety of cooking activities.
Cooking is not only a fun, engaging activity for children, but is also an important teaching and development tool. Following directions, organising ingredients and using their thinking skills, cooking promotes curiosity and problem solving and develops pride and confidence in their skills and abilities.
Creating and preparing different types of food and meals can help build their confidence and also lay the foundation for healthy eating habits.
Music & Dance
Move around and make noise!
- All Rooms
At Lollipop Lane we get our children singing, dancing and playing music - it benefits their development in so many ways and we ALWAYS have fun too!
Music and dancing are fun activities. Children love to move around and make noise, but it is also an important part of their development. Singing, dancing and music are part of a child’s process of learning what their bodies can do and teaches them how to interact with other people, objects and the world around them.
Getting dirty and having fun
- Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays
Gardening is a new program for Lollipop Lane and we are aiming to create opportunities for kids to learn through gardening, engaging their natural curiosity by learning skills across caring for plants and growing things.
By encouraging our children to be outdoors, digging in the soil, getting dirty, creating things and watching plants grow we want them to gain new skills and learn through experience where fresh food comes from.
Look for some of the things we grow to head into our Cooking program!