Childcare Atwell

Monday to Friday 7am to 6pm

129 Lydon Boulevard Atwell, 6164

Our staff at Sonas love to spend quality time with your children. They are experts at breaking down the barriers the children may have through anxiety of being in a new environment and they love to engage with the children in a happy, caring and supportive environment.

Some proud moments our staff would like to share with you….

Why we work in childcare

Our Sonas People

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Sonas Atwell – Rainbow Collages
Last week as the weather started to get colder we started the morning off in the Stem Room. The children got the opportunity to choose different coloured paper to create...
Sonas Atwell – There Was a Stink Bug in the Yard 
Last week we found a stink by walking along the floor. We placed the stink bug into the container, then we walked over onto the grass, everyone gathered around to...
Sonas Atwell – Building On Hand Eye Coordination & Fine Motor Skills 
In the nest the children have been engaging in experiences to promote their fine motor skills and building on their hand eye coordination. The children used their hands to pick...
Sonas Atwell – Paint Bags With Surprises
A bit of red, yellow, green and blue.. with a little bit of this and a little bit of that. The blue paint bag was filled with sequins, the yellow...
Sonas Atwell – Easter Celebrations 
We hope everyone had a well-deserved rest this easter break. Here are some photos of the children exploring different sensory trays around the art studio. The children had so many...
Sonas Atwell – Sticky Tape Challenge 
The educator’s placed the black tape onto the table. The objective of this experience was to see if the children could pull the tape off the table and if they...
Sonas Atwell – Emotion Balloons 
This week one of our weekly objective is: For children to express a broad range of emotions and recognise them in themselves and others. Our first experience to implement this,...
Sonas Atwell – Harmony Week – Everyone Belongs 
This week we are celebrating harmony week. In the Nest we are creating a wall for handprints created by children and educators who belong here at Sonas Atwell.  Each child...
Sonas Atwell – St Patrick’s Day Celebrations 
This week we celebrated St Patrick’s Day on Thursday. To show our respect and help celebrate this tradition with our cook, her daughter and other families who have an Irish...
Sonas Atwell – Water Wise – Sustainability Action Goals 
This week has been the beginning of a wonderful project and learning for everyone here at Sonas Atwell.  We started by talking to the children about making sure they keep...
Sonas Atwell – Shrove Tuesday – National Pancake Day 
This week we celebrated Shrove Tuesday with our children. Together we made pancakes for everyone and then sat down and enjoyed our yummy tasty sweets. The children were very excited...
Sonas Atwell – Our First Excursion Within The Community 
What fun we had this week.  We took some of our children to our local IGA shopping centre to purchase fresh fruit for the children. We all excitedly gathered the...

Family day care Atwell – what is the Sonas difference?

Where children’s play has no boundaries

At Sonas child care Atwell we are continuously reflecting upon our practices to ensure you and your children are receiving the highest quality care in line with our service philosophy, the National Quality Framework and research on current practice from recognised guidelines.

Sonas Learning Studios

Sonas Learning Studios underpins our approach and allows children to engage, explore, learn, and further develop their skills and abilities in open-ended learning environments.

Our ultimate aim is treasuring and protecting the childhood experiences of our most precious little ones.

Welcome to the Nest

This is where our littlest people will be.

As babies are developing some skills for the first time, having a safe space to do so is important. This is to ensure they are safe and are provided with all the care requirements that our babies need on a day-to-day basis.

The babies are still able to explore the other studios around the service to gain experience and engage with the older children, including sharing meals with our older children in our family room.

Children’s transition from the nest to the larger Sonas Family Group is ultimately dependent on each child’s social and emotional readiness as well as the achievement of key motor skills.

They graduate to the larger group only when they show signs of being developmentally ready for this move.

An indicative age is anywhere between 15 to 18 months, but could be earlier, or later, depending on each child’s journey.

Welcome to the ZEN

Who doesn’t need a space for R&R?

In the Zen studio children can come and engage in quiet play, exploring a range of independent experiences from puzzles, sand trays, reading and so much more.

The Zen studio will also be used as our sleep and rest space and incorporate yoga and mindfulness activities.

Welcome to the STEM Studio

This is where children will be discovering and learning through experiences that focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematical concepts.

All experiences will be designed to cater to the needs, interests, and abilities of all children.

It is like our little version of Sci-Tech!!!

Welcome to the Arts Studio

The Arts studio is where children will be able to explore and develop their creative side through all types of the arts such as visual, dramatic, and expressive arts.

This is a space for your child to explore their inner actor, artist, singer and much more.

Welcome to the Garden

All children love being outdoors.

Our garden is not only space for children to engage in outdoor physical play but also includes elements of all other studios as we believe the outdoor environment adds another layer to learning.

Welcome to the Family Room

Like in any home the Family Room is like the heartbeat of it all.

This is where children will gather for meals, store their belongings and engage in our ‘Kids in the Kitchen’ program.

In the family room we encourage, teach, and facilitate children’s acquisition of their independence and self-help skills, fostering their confidence and self-esteem.

In this space we create opportunities for children to engage in meaningful mealtimes with children of all ages, learning important social skills and etiquette.

There are two lasting bequests we can give our children. One is roots. The other is wings. 

– Hodding Carter

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At Sonas we believe in a child’s community and by allowing the children to build relationships with children of other age groups we can introduce new skills that will support children as they grow and thrive.