ABOUT EXPLORE & DEVELOP

Wamberal


At Explore & Develop Wamberal we cultivate children’s natural passion for learning by providing opportunities to experiment and challenge themselves. We achieve this through creative play and intentional teaching in a social and nurturing environment.

Family partnerships and participation is encouraged and we work hand in hand with families to develop routines, learning opportunities and inclusion of your culture to ensure children thrive.

Aligning with our philosophy at Explore & Develop Wamberal children have the opportunity to spend unhurried blocks of time in our natural environment to increase their connection to nature, fostering their love of the great outdoors. By providing rich and challenging play environments children learn to assess risks and are encouraged to make sound decisions around those risks which builds confidence, resilience and self-belief.

Experienced team of educators

All of our inspiring skilled educators hold qualifications, Working with Children Checks and are committed to ongoing professional learning development.

Rural bush setting

Set on acreage on Tumbi Road, we are spoilt for space and our outdoor environments are designed to build children’s connection to nature and love of the natural environment.

We care for the environment

Our children take an active role in caring for the environment by engaging in sustainable practices such as growing fruit and vegetables and learning about waste reduction and recycling.

All aspects of development nurtured

From 6 weeks to school age children are nurtured in all aspects of development from literacy and numeracy to physical, social and emotional development.

Transition to school program

Our transition to school program begins in our infant rooms and is designed to develop the necessary social and life skills which allow children to function independently and flourish when they commence school and for lifelong learning.

Family & community focused

At Explore & Develop Wamberal we believe in building strong community partnerships as this supports and enhances children’s learning and wellbeing. We regularly welcome community visitors to the service and support charities and communities in need.

OWNER / OPERATOR

of Explore & Develop Wamberal


Explore & Develop Wamberal child care and preschool Owner
Cheryl Bruce

Owner and Approved Provider, Cheryl Bruce – Philosophy

“Every day families place their trust in us to care for the most precious little people in their lives. We care, we nurture, we build trusting relationships, and we educate. Some children spend as few as seven hours a week in our care, and some as many as 48 hours a week, so I believe in the importance of becoming an extension of each child’s family by providing a safe and secure environment.

I respect that families have differing choices and needs from us as education and care providers. My team of educators and I endeavour to provide a service where feedback and open communication is encouraged and valued. As such, I also hope that families respect our views and beliefs as a team of highly qualified Early Education professionals.

I believe in keeping abreast of current thinking, research, best practice, and finding a balance between the latest teachings, and `old’ ways that are tried and tested over many years. We can learn from generations before us, early childhood theorists, along with international policy and practices to develop our programs to assist children’s minds to grow and develop.

While education is sometimes seen as children reading and writing, recognising colours and shapes etc., more importantly to me, is that we are encouraging a love of learning, and empower children to be the best people they can be, to respect others , be kind and to look after Earth.

As a service owner, my philosophy must also be inclusive of providing sustainable and secure employment for our team of educators, chefs, administration and support staff. We make ethical choices about keeping our dollars local where possible, by supporting many small businesses and local suppliers.”

LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS

Explore & Develop


Explore & Develop Wamberal Child Care & Preschool
0 – 2 years

Our focus in the Joeys and Bilbies rooms, is to build and foster strong relationships to develop a sense of security with the infants in our care. We have two rooms of Under 2s to ensure small groupings and quality care environments. Our large, separate playground area is designed to be developmentally appropriate, while still promoting play and exploration around the natural elements. An open style pool fence, and family grouping times allow the children to spend time with siblings attending the service.

Explore & Develop Wamberal child care and preschool
2 – 3 years

Our toddler room provides a warm and caring environment to extend on trust and well-being for the 2 – 3-year-old age group. Educators focus on relationships, language, and building children’s independence and self-help skills.

The children are involved in positive experiences with their educators and peers. Through interactions, children develop positive attitudes towards themselves, their families, their peers, and the community as a whole. We provide opportunities for children to learn about their emotions and to practice expressing themselves appropriately.

Explore & Develop Wamberal Child Care & Preschool
3 – 5 years

Children are encouraged to become active learners through a play-based program that fosters thinking, investigating, exploring and problem solving in a social environment. Our transition to school program is designed to develop the necessary social and emotional skills for children to allow them to function independently when they commence school. We do this through play-based learning focusing on self-help skills, extending children’s ability to participate in structured small group activities and supporting the development of early language, literacy and numeracy skills.

Explore & Develop Wamberal child care and preschool
Outdoor environment

Each day at Explore & Develop Wamberal children have the opportunity to spend unhurried blocks of time in our natural environment to increase their connection to nature, and their love of the great outdoors. Educators providing rich and challenging play environments where children learn to assess risks and are encouraged to make sound decisions around those risks building confidence, resilience and self-belief.

CONTACT US

Explore & Develop Wamberal


Address

6a Wilwendan Close
Wamberal NSW
2260

Business Hours

Monday – Friday
7.00am – 6.00pm