Nursery Program for Babies and Toddlers (0-2 Years)

Ensuring a strong start in life is essential. At Aurrum Kids’ childcare for 0-2 year olds, we understand the significance of early development. Our Nursery Program, catered to children aged 0-2 years, offers a nurturing environment where every moment is carefully crafted to lay the foundation for a lifetime of learning and growth.

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About Aurrum Kids’ Nursery Program

Our Nursery Program is thoughtfully crafted to foster your child’s growth during their most formative years. Through playful exploration and age-appropriate challenges, we stimulate young minds, encouraging curiosity, creativity, and a love for learning. With our tailored baby and infant child care programs, we celebrate each child’s unique potential and support them every step of the way as they develop into confident and capable individuals.

Our childcare for 0-2 year olds

Aurrum Kids’ thoughtfully arranged spaces are safe, stimulating, and nurturing, providing an environment where infants can explore and grow with confidence. Our age-appropriate resources are carefully selected to encourage curiosity and support children’s individual development. In these well-organised spaces, our dedicated educators have a deep understanding of children’s individual routines, ensuring the room setup allows for flexible routines to occur throughout the day. We form secure attachments with each child and foster a sense of trust and emotional well-being, allowing each child to flourish and reach their full potential in a warm and caring environment.

Group Personal Training
one-on-one PT

Sleep and rest

Aurrum Kids prioritises the wellbeing and comfort of every child, and that includes providing a safe and restful environment for sleep and rest. We understand the importance of adequate rest for a child’s growth and development. Our purpose built cot rooms are designed to promote peaceful sleep and rest, with comfortable cots, soft bedding, and a tranquil ambiance. We follow each child’s individual sleep schedule, ensuring they have the opportunity for rest when needed. Our educators are aware of each child’s sleep.

Our educators

Our educators are Certificate 3 or Diploma qualified and bring a wealth of experience to the table, ensuring that your child is in the best possible hands. With a low child-to-educator ratio, we can give personalised attention to each child, understanding their needs and interests. The educators at Aurrum Kids are passionate about nurturing young minds and are committed to creating a safe and supportive learning environment.

Group Personal Training
one-on-one PT

Our menu

We know that a balanced diet is crucial for child development and growth. That’s why our Nursery Program offers a carefully curated menu to support healthy eating at childcare that caters to the specific nutritional needs of babies and toddlers. We source fresh, locally-sourced ingredients to prepare meals that are both nutritious and delicious, encouraging healthy eating habits from an early age.

Your child’s development

All children are different and reach certain milestones at various stages of development. The below is indicative, providing a general framework for understanding typical developmental patterns.

0 to 1 year old



  • Rolls over from tummy to back and back to tummy
  • Sits independently without support
  • Developing motor skills such as grasping, rolling, and sitting
  • Exploring the world through senses and movements
  • Uses pincer grasp to pick up small objects 
  • Begins to use gestures like waving and clapping


  • Shows interest in their reflection in a mirror
  • Beginning to recognise familiar faces and objects
  • Begins to understand object permanence 
  • Responding to sounds and voices
  • Engages in simple problem-solving, such as finding a hidden toy
  • Begins to understand simple instructions, like “wave goodbye”


  • Forming attachments with caregivers
  • Enjoys social interactions, such as playing peek-a-boo
  • Smiling and responding to social interactions
  • Engages in back-and-forth interactions
  • Waves goodbye or reaches out to be held by familiar people
  • Shows interest in playing alongside other children

1 to 2 years old



  • Advancing to walking and running
  • Climbs onto furniture and low structures independently
  • Enhancing fine motor skills like stacking blocks
  • Begins to jump with both feet off the ground
  • Enjoys pushing and pulling toys while walking
  • Attempts to feed themselves


  • Showing curiosity and interest in exploring their surroundings
  • Starting to use simple words and gestures to communicate
  • Begins to sort objects by shape or colour
  • Starts to engage in pretend play
  • Recognises familiar people and objects in photographs
  • Starts to understand spatial concepts, like “in,” “on,” and “under”


  • Begins to show more awareness of other children’s presence
  • Engaging in parallel play with other children
  • Expressing emotions and developing empathy
  • Starts to imitate actions and behaviours of other children and adults
  • Initiates simple social interactions
  • Engages in turn-taking activities

Our centres

Aurrum Kids Ballarat Childcare

Ballarat, VIC

Our modern infant childcare centre in Ballarat provides a nurturing space for your child to embark on their learning journey.

Aurrum Kids Mornington Childcare

Mornington Peninsula, VIC

Located in one of Victoria’s most stunning areas, our Mornington Peninsula centre embraces the natural beauty of the surroundings, creating a calming and inspiring space for your child.

Aurrum Kids Penrith Childcare

Penrith, NSW

Nestled in the heart of Western Sydney, our Penrith centre offers a nurturing and stimulating environment, where your child can explore, play, and learn.

Aurrum Kids Penrith Childcare

Toowoomba, QLD

Our new centre in Toowoomba is carefully designed to spark creativity and curiosity in your child, with passionate educators guiding them every step of the way.


Frequently asked questions

What are the qualifications and experience of the staff who work in your nursery program?

Choosing a childcare centre with qualified and experienced educators who can support the specific needs of little ones aged 0-2 is crucial. At Aurrum Kids, our infant and baby childcare educators are carefully selected for their qualifications, experience, and passion for early childhood education. Each educator is either Certificate 3 or Diploma qualified, and undergo continuous professional development to ensure they are equipped with the latest and best practices in nurturing and educating young minds.

How does the nursery program support the individual needs and routines of each child?

Understanding and respecting the unique needs and routines of each child is fundamental to our Nursery Program. Our educators have a deep awareness of individual routines, ensuring flexibility throughout the day to accommodate activities such as meals, sleep, and play. By tailoring our approach to each child’s developmental stage and preferences, we create an environment where they feel secure, supported, and encouraged to explore their interests.

How do you ensure a smooth transition for children entering the nursery program?

We understand that the transition into childcare can be a significant milestone for both children and parents. Our team is committed to making this process as smooth and comfortable as possible. We offer orientation sessions, allowing parents and children to familiarise themselves with the childcare environment and meet the educators. Our nurturing approach, combined with personalised attention and a focus on building trust, helps children gradually acclimate to their new surroundings. We work closely with parents to understand each child’s unique needs, ensuring a positive and supportive experience during this important transition.

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