Our in-house cook is passionate about providing fresh and healthy meals that appeal to young tastebuds. Every day, she conjures up delicious fare including favourites such as California tacos, chicken cacciatore, and homemade apple and cinnamon muffins. The children enjoy plenty of variety with a regularly updated menu.
We happily accommodate any special dietary restrictions your child may have. Our cook is very experienced at adapting recipes to suit various needs including egg-free, dairy-free and gluten-free, or religious requirements such as Halal or Kosher. Just let us know, and we will ensure your child is fully catered for.
Your child can express their creativity through painting, or our many arts and crafts resources. Or perhaps they may choose imaginary play with our dress ups, cars, and home corner.
Our children take great joy in our outdoor area, where there is so much to learn and discover. From colourful play equipment where they can jump, swing, slide, climb and conquer, to an enchanted fairy garden that sparks their imagination, your child will benefit from fresh and healthy outdoor play every day. Children are able to explore the world using all their senses in our sandpit and water play areas. We even have a mini-farm with resident ducks, rabbits and chickens – a delightful way for children to observe and connect with nature.
We celebrate cultural diversity and foster respect for differences in people, places and customs. Our children love taking part in colourful festivities that help us to appreciate our multi-cultural society.
Just some of the events we celebrate are:
- Universal Children’s Day
- World Human Rights Day
We also promote a love of music and movement through our two specialist programs:
- Jump and Jive music program
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.