Long Day Care
What is Long Day Care?
These are permanently booked days, offered between Monday and Friday between 7am – 6.30pm.
Long Day Care is offered on a full time or part time basis. This program type supports ‘family centred’ practice and is demonstrated through a more flexible age group setting.
Children are placed into rooms after discussions with families to determine their interests, abilities and social capacity within large groups. Age by birth date is not always relevant to which room children and families access, where possible families are encouraged to support siblings in a single room.
Our philosophy on being a mixed age group program for the whole day supports learning in family environments so that children are not separated, mixed age learning supports positive social outcomes and children are encouraged to support their peers and younger children within the group.
Children have high expectations of one another and they have improved positive learning outcomes where they can support each other, are able to empathise with others, assist their peers and younger children and feel like they are contributors to their social and learning environments.
As we are an approved “Sun Smart” centre, all children must have a wide brimmed or legionnaires hat for outdoor play. Children who require particular sunscreen due to allergy or skin sensitivity are required to bring their own sunscreen and leave it at the centre. Children should be encouraged to wear sunglasses when outdoors to protect their eyes from sun glare.
Completed Enrolment Forms and Immunisation Details must be provided at the office prior to enrolment.