Water Room / Room Badu

Our rooms for toddler age children

Our two toddler (for 2-3 year olds) rooms are Water Room and Room Badu. Both are bright and naturally lit with ample space for children to explore and learn through play.

The rooms are divided into different learning areas including home corner, construction, sensory play, art and craft, and relaxation time.

In the Water and Badu Rooms, we cater for children that are just beginning to learn their independence and for the more developed (egocentric!) 2-year-olds.

We aim to develop individual skills as well as extend language vocabulary, self-help skills, build focus and concentration to encourage the starting and finishing of activities.

We work on building these skills through music and movement, language groups, art & craft experiences, and through the child’s regular, daily routine.

As with the infants, our toddlers are observed on a 6-8 week cycle to assist our staff with an objective set for each individual.  Again these objectives are incorporated into our program to assist your child in reaching their developmental milestones.



Room Features

Toilet training

Child-friendly toilets and sinks to increase toileting independence and our staff are trained and more than happy to help parents in toilet training their children.

Outdoor Play

A large outdoor area with two large sandpits for exploration, motor skill development, and separate outdoor time to preschoolers.

Interactive Learning

Equipped with interactive whiteboards and Ipads to extend the children’s learning as well as prepare them for the electronic equipment used in the modern classrooms.

Home-cooked food

Home-cooked meals throughout the day also all nappies and bed linen provided, all you need to bring is a change of clothes!

What is 'Badu'?

'Badu' means 'Water' in the local aboriginal dialect. Members of the local aboriginal community assisted us in keeping our theme of 'Water' for our toddlers.

How Turtletot came to be

After starting our own family with twins we began researching childcare options in our local area. While there were many good Bexley childcare centres nearby, we didn’t find what we were looking for.u003cbru003eOur vision was to find a place that offered a complete service for both children and parents/carers – a full-service childcare centre that felt like home but offered the best professional care. We began to research what an all-inclusive service for children aged 0 to 6 leading to primary education would look like, and we created our own vision.

Our learning programmes

We have a well developed set of learning resources utilising a variety of accredited government and independent programmes.

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Did you know?

Before age 2 or 3, your child is ambidextrous; it isn’t until around 2 or 3 that they start to favour their left or right hand. This leaves many to question why 90% of kids are right-handed? The answer to this question is still largely unknown. Kids with left-handed parents are more likely to be left-handed, but science thinks it might also have something to do with social norms. In cultures where left-handed is seen as “unacceptable,” there are even fewer left-handed individuals.

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Our waitlist

Spaces at our centre are limited, enrol now!