Born ready to learn, babies and young children absorb information through everyday play and exploration. Naturally curious about their world, a child’s brain development is at its peak during the first five years of life.
Scores of local young families flocked to Platypus Junction on Union Road in leafy Langwarrin. Parents, expectant mothers, children and babies attended two Open Days to have a look inside the newly constructed childcare centre and kindergarten.
Care tailored to meet the needs of each child is vital to working families.
“If you want something done well, do it yourself.” It’s a variously attributed quote that two busy, working parents took to heart in 1995 when it came to childcare for their own children.
Places were hard to come by and there were problems with safety, cleanliness, the curriculum and being heard.
Croydon has a village-feel and a tight-knit community. And that’s what the locals love about it.
The suburb of Croydon has much to offer and now boasts a new state-of-the-art childcare centre. Platypus Junction Croydon has just opened its doors after months of excavating, construction, landscaping and interior design and decoration. It was purpose-built on Croydon Road, conveniently located across the road from Croydon Primary School with easy access to Croydon Train Station and Maroondah Highway.
Children need basic skills by the time they start school. They should know how to hold a pencil, open a lunchbox, open and shut a water bottle and pack away books. They also need the ability to handle events that can make them angry, sad or frustrated. School requires them to know how to sit still, listen to a teacher, be open to new experiences, take turns and share.