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Learning and Care

As a parent or carer of a young child, you are the main influence on your child’s development. Early childhood learning and care services exist to help you with this important role.

Learning and care services offered by Children’s Centres operate under the National Quality Framework (NQF). The NQF aims to raise the quality of services across Australia through its National Quality Standard. The standard includes the Early Years Learning Framework, a curriculum framework to guide staff in developing quality learning and care programs for children. Currently the centre offers the following learning and care services:

Related information

Information about all Children’s Centres.

All Children's Centres offer a range of services.

Long Day Care

Long Day Care provides full or part-time child care for babies, toddlers and children under the age of 6. Long Day Care provides play-based educational programs designed and delivered by qualified teachers and/or children’s services professionals using the national curriculum framework.

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Occasional Care

Occasional Care provides 'now and then' child care to enable parents/caregivers to participate in activities, fulfil work commitments, keep appointments, or have a break from their child/ren on an occasional basis rather than as a regular booking in a long day care centre. Occasional Care is short term care for babies, toddlers amd children under 4 years. Care is available for up to one session per week, depending on availability. Occasional Care is offered to children not accessing preschool or childcare.

Preschool

Preschool provides 15 hours of preschool in the year prior to starting school. Aboriginal children and chioldren under the guardianship of the Minister are able to attend sessional preschool from 3 years of age. Preschool programs are play-based educational programs designed and delivered by qualified teachers using the national cirriculum framework. Preschool is offered across Monday - Thursday in the Early Learning Centre. Children upon enrolment will be grouped into either the Blue group(M/T) or Gold group(W/Th).

Playgroup

Playgroup provides an interactive and fun opportunity for children and parents to play and learn together. Playgroups may be supported by an early childhood professional to provide support , information and advise regarding children's health, learning and development.

At our centre we offerthe following services:

  • Steiner playgroup
  • Multiple births playgroup
  • Early years playgroup Please contact us for more information as some playgroups have a waiting list.

    Transition

    Transition into and out of the service will be supported depending on current resources and needs. Transition will be discussed individually with families at the times of enrolment.