We know and understand that children have different sleep, rest and relaxation needs. Children of the same age can have different sleep patterns that we need to consider within the Centre.
We define ‘rest’ as a period of inactivity, solitude, calmness, or tranquillity, and can include a child being in a state of sleep. Considering the busy and energetic nature of children’s day, we feel that it is important for children to participate in a quiet/rest period during the day in order to rest, relax, and recharge their body. Effective rest strategies are important factors in ensuring a child feels secure and safe in an early childhood environment.
Our educators will consult with families about their child’s individual needs, ensuring all parties are aware of the different values, cultural, and parenting beliefs and practices, or opinions associated with sleep requirements.
Each room has different sleep environments for the children.
All bed linen is washed daily and dried in natural sunlight.