Our cook loves to cook! Every dish is made with love within the Australian Dietary Guidelines. Our menu rotates regularly and includes mealtime favorites such as vegetable quiche, spaghetti bolognaise, a curry or burritos. We also work to dietary requirements and can adjust the menu to suit whether your child’s needs are intolerance based or for cultural reasons.
Our outside of school hours care program and our vacation care program offer a range of fun learning activities, including the use of our trampoline, climbing frames, balls, bikes, computer lab and theatre room. We also offer a homework club where your child can do their homework with the help of one of our qualified educators.
Our extracurricular activities are not only diverse and inclusive, they provide deliberate teaching moments. For example, we recently took part in the Lots of Socks Day which has been developed for children with Down Syndrome. We were able to teach the children about Down Syndrome, their differences and similarities to everybody else whilst highlighting that they still love to play, sing and dance just like everybody else.
- Tending to our vegetable garden
- Cooking lessons
- Charity events and fundraisers
- Visits from wildlife and their carers
- Excursions to local sites
Annual special events:
- NAIDOC Week
- Chinese New Year
- Diwali Festival
We are also currently involved in a pioneering study about the physical activity and health of young Western Australian children. The Play Spaces & Environments for Children’s Physical Activity Study (PLAYCE) is being conducted at The University of Western Australia’s School of Population Health in collaboration with the Telethon Kids Institute and the Australian Childcare Alliance (WA).
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.