Staff to Child Ratios
Our ratios of staff to children are superior to that required by the Licensing Regulations. All our permanent staff have professional care and education qualifications including two early childhood teachers.
Joey’s 0 – 2 years: 12 children to 3 staff
Wombat’s 2 – 3 years: 15 children to 3 staff
Koala’s 3 – 4 years: 17 children to 2 staff
Possum’s Pre-School 4 – 5 years: 18 children to 2 staff
Children are provided with fresh healthy and nutritious food prepared daily on the premises by our own qualified cook. Morning and afternoon tea, supper and a cooked lunch is provided.
Education and Development Programs
Each room has specific & varied developmental programs & activities designed for each age group and overseen by our Educational Leader using the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF). This includes a full pre-school program run by an Early Childhood Teacher for the 4-5 Possum’s Room. Each family is provided with a Parent Handbook which details our Policies and Procedures and provides important information such as Understanding Children’s Sleep, Toilet Training, and School Readiness.
Currently we have staff members who speak Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Armenian, Turkish, Arabic, Russian, German, Farsi, Dutch, and Thai. Our families are also from diverse backgrounds, often with non-English speaking children beginning at the Centre.