We recognise the importance of young children fuelling their developing minds and bodies with healthy food. We promote healthy eating habits by having discussions about food, and by using colourful books and posters. Children also learn the difference between essential foods such as fruits and vegetables and ‘sometimes foods’ that are best consumed in moderation.
All our delicious meals are provided by catering company, Little Tommy Tuckers. Our lunch options include butter chicken, lasagne, lamb and vegetable hot pot, and beef sausages and mash. Snack foods provided include favourites such as muffins, fruit and yoghurt, and vegies and hummus. We cater for dietary requirements, food intolerances and religious restrictions so please just let us know at enrolment what your child’s needs are.
- Ginger Sports Soccer
- Kindy Tennis
- Footy Tots
- Vegetable garden
- Grandparents Day morning tea
- Nickleby the Magician
- Mana (exploring the cultures of Polynesia through song and dance)
- Trish from RSPCA – safety talk about dogs
- Ocean Life Education
Annual special events:
- NAIDOC Week
- Chinese New Year
- St Patrick’s Day
- Harmony Day
- Bastille Day
- Other cultural events that children are interested in and celebrate at home
- Preschool graduation
One of our educators is French so we celebrate Bastille Day where the children learn about French culture.
We emphasise sustainability, with all of our staff modelling environmentally responsible behaviour such as turning lights off when leaving the room. The children learn all about recycling, giving food scraps to worms, and looking after our vegie patch through practices such as composting.
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.