Our menu is rotated monthly to provide children with lots of variety, as well as healthy and nutritious meals. Lunchtime meals might include pasta bake, spaghetti bolognaise, pumpkin soup, beef casserole, chicken curry, vegetable con carne, sandwiches and zucchini slice. They’re all prepared fresh daily using seasonal fruits and vegetables.
If your child has any dietary requirements, please come and talk to us. We have experience meeting all sorts of requirements such as vegetarianism, gluten free, lactose intolerance and more. Whatever your need we’re here to work with you to meet your child’s requirements.
We have so many open-ended resources to inspire children’s imaginations. Arts and crafts, dolls and figurines, dress-ups and role play items are always available for children to use. Their original ideas, games and play helps children to discover what interests them and to explore the world. Climbing frames and obstacle courses are always popular for outdoor play.
We love having community visitors in to keep children engaged with learning. One such visitor is Hector the Cat, who helps children learn about road safety.
There are many annual events to be celebrated and we encourage families to tell us about their cultural days so we can add them to our calendar. We enjoy reflecting on the diversity of our world by celebrating days such as:
- Universal Children’s Day
- World Human Rights Day.
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.