What’s Provided

What's Provided

Early Years Childcare
Early Years Childcare
Preschool
Preschool
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Morning Tea

Health and Nutrition

Children are expected to bring lunch and any additional snacks that they will need packed in a lunch box with a drink bottle.

We value health and nutrition for growing minds and bodies. The morning tea that we serve is delicious and nutritious, with choices such as vegetable sticks, dips and crackers, or a fruit platter. To support families in making healthy choices, our lunchbox policy gives examples of food to bring, using the government program, Munch and Move, as a guide.

Activities

We explore multicultural cooking, music, art and dancing which the children enjoy immensely. They also love to get outdoors and tend our vegetable garden and our worm farm which produces ‘worm juice’ that’s passed on to families to help nurture their own gardens.

Centre activities:

  • Vegetable garden
  • Preschool graduation ceremony with caps and gowns
  • Worm farm
  • Soccer, hockey, Austag and cricket

Annual special events:

  • Chinese New Year
  • Diwali Festival
  • NAIDOC Week
  • Waitangi Day
  • Australia Day

Sustainability Practices

Sustainability is part of our culture at our environmentally responsible centre which uses a water tank. We also regularly recycle, including having local businesses donate their used resources for us to repurpose. We role-model behaviour such as making sure the taps and lights are turned off when not in use.

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
  • Dyslexia
  • 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.