Our onsite cook provides a range of delicious and nutritious options for the children four times a day. Our rotating menu includes favorites such as fruit platters, yoghurt, custard with fruit, hard-boiled eggs with wholemeal toast, beef stroganoff, baked chicken and vegetable risotto and a mix of sandwiches. Our meals are inspired by what the children enjoy, as well as aiming to introduce them to a wide range of multicultural dishes. Each meal is freshly prepared using a balance of servings from each of the food groups and we work to the Australian Nutritional Guidelines. We are also happy to meet a variety of dietary requirements.
We celebrate and take part in a number of activities including:
- NAIDOC Week
- World Human Rights Day
- Charity events and fundraisers
- The use of our recognition garden
- Daily yoga practices
We are strongly committed to teaching the children about sustainability and how best to take part in sustainable activities. We are proud of our program which offers a range of sustainable practices and learning opportunities. We teach the children about recycling with the help of our local recycling company and we practice what we preach by recycling our own materials where possible.
We conserve water and electricity by only taking what we need and turning lights off when they are not required. We grow our own vegetables which can be taken home by our families or enjoyed in the centre and we have onsite chickens that we have hatched here at the centre. The chickens produce their own eggs and we nourish them with our food scraps. This alone provides a really valuable lesson in natural lifecycles for the children.
To further our commitment, we also have a committed Sustainability Officer that works to improve our sustainability efforts at every turn, she has most recently been spotted making toys out of scrap wood.
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.