We are proactive when it comes to health and nutrition. Our cooks follow nutritional guidelines to prepare a variety of healthy food for your child each day. The menu rotates every four weeks and includes fresh fruit and vegetables, legumes, wholemeal muffins, sandwiches, wraps and home-style meals the kids love, like spaghetti bolognese.
Whilst at the centre your child will receive breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and a late snack, if required. We also cater for dietary requirements, including allergies and cultural needs.
Coupled with eating nutritious food each day, your child will also enjoy exercise and play-based activities that teach them healthy habits for life.
As the only long day care centre in Glen Innes, we provide a wide variety of learning opportunities for your child throughout the day. Children love exploring their connection to nature whilst observing wildlife in the paddock next door. With a focus on sustainable living we also provide vegetable gardens, worm farms and aqua farms. Along with our expansive outdoor area, we offer plenty of fun indoor activities including learning pods, arts and crafts, dress-up costumes, books and story time, plus cultural activities that allow your child to learn about diversity.
- Vegetable patch, worm farm, aqua farm
- Indoor play e.g. dress ups, arts and crafts
- Fitness and outdoor exercise inspired by the Good for Kids, Good for Life program
- Multicultural activities e.g. cooking classes
- Wildlife observation
- Participation in big school sport carnivals with the local schools
- Mother’s Day and Father’s Day morning teas
- Town Hall Christmas Tree display
- Stall at our Local Glenn Innes Show
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.