Our Long Day Care centre is licensed for 50 children and cares for children from 2 years -school age.
Operating from 6.30am – 6.30pm
Both services have planned weekly educational programs. The services have specific goals in relation to the programs delivered.
The programs are planned with a combination of factors, we ensure that your child’s development and progress is monitored through weekly child observations. We complete Developmental Checklists every 6 months. We combine this information with your child’s personal interests to deliver a program that is rich, educational and fun.
If you can assist us with the program in any way that would be appreciated. If you feel you would like to make comments about any aspect of the program please discuss this with a staff member.
Parent Interviews are conducted and offered to parents half yearly. If you have a concern regarding your child’s development or individual needs please discuss these with a staff member.
The centre also supports children with additional needs or special requirements. The centre supports integration and liaises with other support agencies to provide you with the care your child and family needs. We have included a sample copy of a Preschool & Vacation Care program.
The centre also has a philosophy statement located near the programming boards should you wish to read this.
Country Cubs preschool aim to employ educated staff with a range of formal education and life experiences, backgrounds and gender who can make a valued contributions to the service.
All staff will contribute to and be involved with the centre’s educational programs, through documenting observations and basing those on further enhances towards a Child’s development.
Our staff is trained to ensure they provide an environment for children where they can learn and feel respected and cared for. Country Cubs Preschool encourages staff to work towards an environment which is based around mutual respect, support and professionalism.
Country Cubs understands the importance of and encourages staff to attend training seminars to broaden their knowledge. Professional development is an important aspect for staff in enhancing their commitment to quality practices.
The service maintains Behaviour Management policies and staff are encouraged to model positive language and behaviour.
We aim to create a comfortable environment where staff feel inspired to accept their role as early childhood educators.
Each day your child attends Preschool they will need:
Please dress your child in comfortable clothes. Remember small buttons can be difficult when your child is toilet training. Clothes should be easily washable.
Children wear aprons during painting and messy activities, but sometimes they do get paint onto their clothes. All paint should wash off in the machine. For OH&S reasons we ask that children do not wear thongs or slip on shoes.
Please ensure all of your child’s clothes and belongings are labelled.
Both services provide milk, juice and water throughout the day. We also provide Afternoon Tea. Both services have Afternoon Tea menus which change weekly. These have been devised with your child’s health and nutrition recommendations in mind.
Due to licensing regulations it is a requirement of the service to ensure children in care for extended periods of time receive 70% of their DRI ( Daily recommended intake ) whilst at care. We request when you pack your child’s lunch box daily you consider your child’s DRI.
Please ensure you pack an adequate amount of food. Should you be concerned about your child’s food or water intake please talk to a staff member.
If your child has specific dietary requirements, please bring these to the attention of the Director during you parent interview.