The menu operates on a four-week rotating roster of well-loved choices. Breakfasts might include cereal or toast, while lunch could be pasta and vegetables, stir fry, stroganoff and more. Healthy snacks are important too, with fruit, yoghurt, vegetable sticks, dips and crackers providing a colourful and nutritious selection for children. Children staying late in the day will be offered a small snack.
We follow the Munch and Move government guidelines and have our own vegetable garden where children can plant, tend and pick vegetables. To see the very same vegetables used to create healthy meals for them is a great learning experience.
Our families can be assured that we can accommodate special dietary requirements, such as allergies or cultural needs, by finding the right substitutes or alternatives. Please don’t hesitate to talk to us about your special needs.
Whether it’s caring for vegetables in our garden or feeding leftover scraps to our pet rabbit, there is something here for every child.
Cultural events might include special visits from an African drumming group or a local Aboriginal performance group. Other guests from the community, such as police and ambulance officers are informative and much loved.
In addition to our range of physical fitness programs, an extra soccer class is available.
Our educators come from a variety of different cultural backgrounds and we love to include cultural days for everyone to learn and enjoy. Special days include:
- Harmony Day
- NAIDOC Week
- Chinese New Year
- Persian New Year
- ANZAC 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.