At SDN Tigger’s Honeypot, the central playground is surrounded by vast grassy lawns and gardens to explore.
Children feed and care for our resident chickens as well as plant and harvest their own produce in our blossoming vegetable patches. All planned to develop understanding, appreciation and connections to our natural environment and local cultures.
Our qualified team facilitate innovative, child-centred and child-led learning programs in a safe, healthy, happy and stimulating context that help all children to develop a love of life-long learning through activities and activities and teaching approaches that nurture caring hearts, healthy bodies and curious minds.
Children visit their older friends at the aged care facility Milford House to paint, sculpt, sing, laugh and share stories. Our four rooms offer children time to interact in separate age groups for specifically targeted learning experiences. As well, educators plan opportunities with mixed age groups so the children can learn from each other.
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My name is Monica, and I was born and raised in China. With a background in Linguistics, I worked briefly as a translator. In 2009, I started a job teaching Mandarin to young children. Realising my passion in teaching, I went back to Sydney University, and completed a Masters degree in Early Childhood. Since then, I’ve worked as a teacher at several non-for-profit centres, and as a Children’s Activity Leader at the Australian National Maritime Museum. I joined Owl’s House, UNSW Early Years (now known as SDN Kingsford Owl’s House) in 2016, and stepped into the role of Acting Director in 2018. In 2020, I had the opportunity to come to Tigger’s Honeypot (also as the Acting Director) and work with this amazing team of educators.
In my earlier studies in Linguistics, I focused on childhood bilingualism/multilingualism and cross-cultural communication. Now working in early childhood, my passion is supporting children and families from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. To me, growing up with more than one language helps shape one’s identity, and opens up windows in their life. Uniqueness and diversity are honoured and celebrated at SDN Randwick Tigger’s Honeypot, and we invite families to share their ways of knowing, seeing and living with us.
Our centre itself is unique is many ways: Inclusion and Social Justice is a big part of our curriculum and philosophy. Educators strive to embed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives into our curriculum. Children are provided with unlimited opportunities to explore their natural surroundings - in any weather. We seek every possibility to connect with, and contribute to our local community.
Please come and visit us at SDN Randwick Tigger’s Honeypot, where you can meet the educators, experience our learning environment, and join the children’s day.
At Tigger’s Honeypot, “you can get a piece of paper and write a story, and you can draw a picture of you and thinking”. Anything is possible.
From 4 July 2022, our fees will be $186 per day for children under three years old and $164 per day for children three years and over.
NB: UNSW University staff fees will be $175 per day and $154 per day for children three years and over. UNSW University student fees will $143 per day and $128 per day for children three years and over.
The majority of families in our centres do not pay the full daily fee because they receive Child Care Subsidy (CCS) from the government.
The subsidy you may receive through the CCS will depend on:
- Your combined family income
- The number of hours you work, study or participate in recognised volunteer work. This is called the ‘activity test’. If your child is in the year before school, if you are on a very low income, or if you are on parental leave, you will not have to pass the activity test to receive some CCS.
Try our CCS estimator tool here.
You can also calculate what your out of pocket child care costs will be on the government’s child care subsidy calculator.
When you start you will be provided with details of exactly what you need to pack. However, you may consider packing:
- Sun-safe hat (such as a broad-brimmed or legionnaires hat) which covers your child's face, neck and ears
- At least one full spare set of clean clothes
- A bib or two (if required)
- Comfort item or transitional object (if required), such as a small toy or blanket
- Dummy in a sealed container (if required)
- Bottles with expressed milk or formula (if required)
- Water bottle
- Any medications your child may require – please do not leave these in your child's bag, instead, give to centre staff and do not leave the centre until you have completed the relevant medication form.