Our menu rotates on a fortnightly basis ensuring that the children never get sick of the food. It is important to note that all of our ingredients are locally sourced and every meal is prepared by our onsite cook to the nutritional guidelines for young children.
There are so many exciting options featured on our menu. For example, children might enjoy seasonal fruit, fresh sandwiches, spaghetti bolognaise or apple zucchini loaf one day, and something totally different the next. We always encourage the children to try new foods and present the food in a way that is enticing.
We are a nut-free centre and are happy to work to dietary requirements, whether they are cultural or intolerance based. If you prefer, you can send your child with lunch, just know we will support you either way.
Imagination and creativity are at the core of all our learning experiences and we use a range of materials and resources to trigger the imaginative and creative process within the children. We use puppets, role-playing toys, and dress-up costumes, books, arts and crafts and sand pit play among many other things to assist in this process.
We place great emphasis on teaching the children about culture and diversity and try to expose them to as many different ways of life possible during their time. We teach the children about customs and traditions and, more specifically, about language, dance, music, beliefs, food, dress, occupations and lifestyles.
- Kids Move Program
- Worm Farm
Annual special events:
- Chinese New Year
- NAIDOC Week
- National Recycling Week
Sustainability is also important to us and we teach the children about how important it is to look after our earth. We recycle, conserve water and electricity, where appropriate, collect scraps to feed families’ chickens, and look after our garden as part of our sustainability activities.
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.