Our centre cook creates a four-week rotating menu with seasonally inspired dishes. Most importantly, everything we serve tastes great! We have a huge range of lunch options including sausage rolls, Moroccan chicken, Singapore noodles, pasta, quiches and vegetarian options. We’re very aware of allergies and make sure everyone is kept informed of any special requirements.
Meal times are great for learning about good nutrition, healthy habits and sustainability. Our educators like to sit with the children at meals and talk about things like types of foods and how to prepare them. We also encourage them to wash their hands and drink lots of water. When meals are finished the scraps are fed to the chickens and leftover water collected to water the gardens.
Children love our lush green gardens complete with chickens to feed and collect eggs from, and a vegetable patch to care for. There’s so much to do every day and music to suit every mood. Children might enjoy dancing, twirling, painting or sand play. In creating opportunities for children to explore in their own way we can build self-esteem and identity.
- Responsible pet ownership program
- Fish to feed
- Vegetable patch
Many of our activities have a cultural focus and this is especially true of extracurricular activities. There are many cultural experiences we can share as a community. Some of our visitors to the centre have included:
- Community group visits
- Indigenous didgeridoo player
- Child protection week
Annual special events:
- Chinese New Year
- NAIDOC Week
- Australia Day
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.