We work with Little Tommy Tuckers, a professional catering company that focuses on creating well balanced, healthy and delicious meals for children. We offer a six-week rotating menu and find that the children love the food choices. The children may be eating spaghetti bolognaise one day and sushi the next. The menu is varied and in line with national nutritional guidelines.
The children pick and choose creative activities that are of interest to them. Home corner is always a favourite; it’s a safe place that allows the children to explore a variety of scenarios and social and emotional scenes. The mud kitchen is also a huge hit!
We also take part in some extracurricular sporting activities. These activities aim to teach the children about teamwork and help them to develop their fine and gross motor skills. Ginger Sports and Ginger Kindy Giggle ‘n’ Grove are just of couple of the programs we take part in.
We promote cultural diversity and we are lucky enough to have people from many different backgrounds at our centre, every day. The children also learn about the world through story-telling, food, songs, dress-ups and toys.
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.