Our long day care Centres have qualified Early Years Teachers who run our Preschool program, while each room has a Diploma qualified Educator along with Certificate 3 (or working towards) educators who together provide a rich program and excellent care for your children.
All our staff have working with children checks, are medically cleared and also hold First Aid (incl. Asthma & Anaphylaxis training)
All our services run in accordance to the needs of the community.
Our opening hours are 6:30am to 6:30pm Monday to Friday excluding Public Holidays.
We offer care in our long day care services from 4months to 5years.
We have a Nursery Room (4 – 15 months) a Tiny Tots Room (15 months – 2 years) a Toddler Room (2 – 3 years) and a Kindy Room (3-5 years).
These are approximate age groups as we will also take into consideration the developmental and emotional readiness of each individual child and transition them to the next room while also taking the requests of our parents into account.
We have made paying your fees easy by using a direct debit system through your allocated bank account or credit card.
We charge families fortnightly and fees are deducted upfront on a Friday.
Our fees vary between our services so we encourage families to contact your nearest Centre directly for more information.
As per our policy all public holidays and absent days are charged for taking into account all benefit and rebate entitlements.
In accordance to our Centre policies we ask families to give a full two weeks written notice when making any changes to your bookings.
We will endeavor to offer extra days, where possible, at short notice.
Our services follow the national Early Years Learning Framework as well as the My Time Our Place Framework for our Out of School services.
All our Educators take an active role in providing an educational program that is play based with activities that are both child initiated and intentional taught.
We also recognise the environment as the “third teacher” so, therefore, ensure that learning opportunities are available in all the different areas within our Centres.
Our long day care centres also offer a school readiness program to help your child transition into school with the greatest of ease and confidence.
Each of our rooms has a learning journal which highlights the events of the day along with still images of the children within the group.
We also use Storypark, an online ePortfolio that travels with your child through their learning journey.
Storypark also offers you the opportunity to communicate with your educators and share in your child’s learning from anywhere with an internet connection.
We do not offer Before and After School care at Alkimos Beach Early Learning Centre however The Lighthouse Out of School Care next door do!
For more information on their wonderful before and after school care program and to see what school’s they currently pick up / drop off from, please contact the Centre Director at OSHC@lighthouseplaycentre.com.au or call 0431 364 654.
Our long day care services have experienced food coordinators that offer a four week rotational spring/summer and autumn/winter menu.
Each day offers well balanced meals that meet the recommended daily intake of each food group.
All our meals are cooked fresh daily.
We are allergy aware and will cater for medical, dietary and cultural needs of all our families.
All our staff are trained on behavior management and have access to information offering advice and guidance on how to best manage any behavioral issues.
We believe in working closely in partnership with our families to ensure consistent responses to any reoccurring issues and also offer support to families who need it.