We use our in-house animal nursery as a significant learning tool. The nursery is complete with chickens, an aviary, dogs, lizards, guinea pigs and fish! We also have an onsite water park and numerous educational resources at our fingertips, including arts and crafts and dress-ups, which all work to assist the children to become confident in self-expression.
We acknowledge the Gubbi Gubbi people as the traditional owners of the land and work to help the children to understand culture and diversity in a way that is meaningful to them. We use a number of educational resources, visits, excursions and participation in community-based events to enhance this message of inclusion and understanding.
Our centre prides itself of being part of the community at large, which is why we take part in a number of activities and events.
- Charity events and fundraisers, such as the Day for Daniel and Pinktober
- Christmas and Easter celebrations
- Cultural events, such as NAIDOC
- Regular community-based excursions
- We participate in the annual community Christmas parade, whereby we work with the children to make decorations for our float and the children are able to ride in the float as part of the parade.
- We also take part in the annual ANZAC March.
Children with Additional Needs
We welcome all children with a wide variety of abilities, backgrounds or needs. If your child requires extra medical, emotional or learning support, we will tailor our care for them and work closely with you to ensure they have a smooth transition into our centre. This includes seeking support from other networks or professionals to bridge any gaps in our service delivery.
Some of the additional needs and support which can be provided at our centre include but are not limited to:
- English as a second language
- Autism spectrum
- Physical disabilities
- Minor or serious medical conditions
- Emotional issues
Our team cultivates a warm atmosphere of inclusion through continuous improvement and open communication. We are confident that your child will benefit from our dedicated approach to care and education.
Please speak to our staff about your child’s individual needs and how we can accommodate them.
Together we can create a plan to help them reach their full potential.
Child Safety & Welfare
All aspects of our operations are in line with the National Quality Standards and the Early Years Learning Framework. This includes our Health and Safety policy. All educators follow our health and safety policies and procedures and have access to these online.
We understand that leaving your child in someone else’s care is a difficult thing to do. We assure you that safety is our top priority and our educators follow safety practices every day.
At all times, we ensure that our centre is secure and free of hazards, both inside and out. Fire drills and UV checks are a regular part of our informed approach to safety. We emphasise safety education by creating an atmosphere of safety awareness in all aspects of the day. You will see visual safety guides around our centre, such as our sun smart posters. These tools support our lessons about safety, which we discuss as part of the curriculum. We take every opportunity to act as role models, pointing out tripping or slipping hazards and putting hats and sunscreen on for outdoor play. We talk about stranger danger so that children can build awareness and can freely talk to us if they are scared or worried. We aim to teach children to think about their own safety habitually too.