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.

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Information about all Children’s Centres.


At our centre we offer the following 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.

il nido operates from 7.00 am until 6.00 pm, Monday to Friday 50 weeks per year.

Preschool

Preschool provides 15 hours of universal access to preschool. If your child turns 4 before May 1st, they can start preschool on the first day of Term one in that year. If your child turns 4 on or after May 1st, they can start preschool on the first day of Term one the following year.

Aboriginal children and children 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 curriculum framework.

Preschool operates from Monday to Friday during school terms. A lunch time care program is available for eligible families.

At il nido, children are entitled to 12 months of preschool, consisting of five sessions per week for four terms.

Playgroup

Playgroup provides an interactive and fun opportunity for children and parents to play and learn together. Playgroups are usually supported by an early childhood professional to provide support, information and advice regarding children’s health, learning and development.

At il nido we have a number of playgroups where children and families can meet and socialise while supporting their children to develop new skills and abilities through play.

The Infant Playgroup at il nido is a weekly playgroup for parents of children aged up to 18 months to encourage their children to explore, engage in and develop new skills through play.

Playgroup is a weekly playgroup for children (18 months to 4years) and their families and provides the opportunity to meet other parents while their children explore, engage in their environment, discover challenges through play and celebrate achievements.

Multiple Births playgroup is a parent lead playgroup for parents who share the experience of and complexities that can come with having a multiple birth.


Last updated: December 13, 2016 at 10:49 am