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Setting your Child up to Blume

As a child’s first experience of a structured environment outside of the family home it is essential that children are nurtured and cared for in a very special way.

Our team of educators understand how to gently transition the children to feeling comfortable in this new world where they make connections with little friends like them and carers who tend to their every need and curiosity.

Like our educators, the space too is important to a child’s sense of comfort and belonging.  Our Nursery is designed as a welcoming and homely environment, a stimulating space where children can learn and grow in confidence through stimulating play, music, storytelling, creative experiences and physical challenges.

Our Nursery Approach


Babies’ toileting needs are a fundamental part of a child’s sense of comfort and well-being. Our educators make the nappy changing experience positive through providing supportive and respectful engagement. Where older children show agency and a willingness to try to go to the toilet, they are supported to do so in consultation with families.


Play is fundamental to a child’s growth and development. During their early stage in the nursery, children tend to play beside their friends and explore play experiences on their own or with their educators. Gradually they begin to make connections with new friends and share play experiences together. Sharing and negotiating supports their growth as confident learners for the future.

Your second set of eyes

In the first year at childcare, it is paramount that parents feel reassured about their child’s health and wellbeing, which is why our carers will keep you informed of diet info, toileting, sleep, play, learnings and photos through our Blume app. Educators will call and consult families regarding any question that requires parent input. They will supply and record all daily activities about your baby and maintain constant and ongoing supervision and care.

Play room

The play room is architecturally designed to promote learning opportunities, with light, warmth, equipment and resources that stimulate children’s senses. Educators regularly change the space to meet the choices indicated by the children and to stimulate their learning and exploration. As they grow in confidence and independence they start to make decisions about play, learning and what gives them joy.

Nursery Outdoor Area

The outdoor nursery space is a safe, stimulating and natural environment designed to support children in their growth and sensory development. It is where crawling, first steps, walking, running, climbing and exploring with friends take place.

Home Style Nutrition

We help your child develop a good relationship with health and nutrition at an early age through a culturally diverse menu. Meals are tailored to babies’ needs and their sleep times. We use fresh quality local produce by our in-house chefs and in line with the National Dietary Guidelines. Babies are fed in highchairs by educators. As they grow, they are encouraged to start feeding themselves. As they become more confident they learn to use cutlery and join their friends at the table.

Sleeping Under the Stars

Sleep time is a special time for our babies. The cot rooms provide a comforting experience from the moment they go down to when they wake. Stars glitter above while ambient music plays in a temperature-controlled environment. Each baby has a personal set of fresh cotton sheets, an ergonomic timber framed cot (or stretcher bed for older children) and a sleep routine managed in consultation with families. Red Nose safe sleep recommendations are followed in our nursery, and video cameras record sleep, rest and supervision during this time

How Our Babies Learn

First learnings occur through what  babies smell, hear, see, touch and feel.

Educators provide continued opportunities to stimulate children’s senses and talk them through experiences that develop literacy, numeracy and scientific skills.

Children’s progress through this stage is an exciting experience for their educators and families alike. It is a journey that they will follow together.

A Day in the Nursery

The routine is flexible and takes into consideration changing weather conditions and the interests of the children. Throughout the day children experience a range of learning experiences and activities which are part of their curriculum.


Centre opens to families

7.00am – 8.00am
Breakfast is offered

8.00am – 9.00am
Indoor & outdoor educational play 

9.00am – 9.30am
Morning tea 

9.30am – 11.00am
Indoor & outdoor programmed experiences


Lunch time

11.45am – 2.00pm
Rest time


2.00pm – 2.30pm
Afternoon tea 

2.30pm – 4.30pm
Indoor & outdoor educational play 

4.30pm – 5.00pm
Late afternoon snack

5.00pm – 6.00pm
Family grouping & afternoon activities

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