What ages do you cater for?
We welcome children 0-5 years at our Early Learning Centre. We have 3 educational environments:
Explorers Room: 6 weeks to 2 years
Discoverers Room: 2 to 3 years
Inventors: 3 to 5 years
What is your minimum booking?
We do not have a minimum booking – you can book one day to full time – we aim to meet your families’ needs.
What are the educator qualifications and are they police checked for working with children?
We are fortunate to employ a highly qualified team. Some of the qualifications our educators boast is Master’s Degree in Education, Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care and Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care. Educators have successful gained a Working with Children’s Check and hold formal certification in First Aid and Asthma Management & Anaphylaxis.
What types of food do you provide? Do you cater for dietary, cultural, and medical needs?
Our Food Co-ordinator is experienced and passionate with providing children with nutritious and delicious food. At Sudbury House Early Learning we have worked with the dietetics department at Curtin University to ensure all our menus are developed with balance and children’s daily dietary requirements in mind. Morning Tea, Lunch and Afternoon Tea are provided, as well as a small snack in the evening for children who are here later than 5pm. Dietary, cultural and medical needs are also catered for at the centre. We encourage families to discuss their child’s individual needs during the orientation process. All rooms have a copy of the child’s dietary requirements and food allergies.
What are the room routines?
Sudbury House Early Learning Centre follow flexible routines. This ensures we are meeting every child’s individual needs. Children in the Explorer room follow their individual home routine. As they progress to the Discoverers room, we begin to blend this routine with a more general routine that follows regular mealtimes and sleep patterns. The Inventors children have a routine that encourages self-regulation and independent feeding. We have learning zones (small group learning time) throughout the centre that provides children with the skills that will make them successful at school e.g. scissor skills, early literacy, and numeracy, listening skills and following instructions etc. Routines ensure that children are ready for the school environment and enhances a sense of security.
How do I pay my fees to the centre?
Families are able to either pay at the centre using our EFTPOS facilities, make over the phone payments, Deduction of parent Fees(where parent fills in information and the centre direct debits from your account) or you can direct deposit into our account. All payments and statements are easily accessible via Xplor
Does the centre follow a curriculum?
At Sudbury House Ealy Learning Centre, we believe education begins at birth. We follow the National Quality Framework and Early Years Learning Framework. We believe in play-based learning which ensures that our curriculum is a balance of child led and educator intentional teaching and offers children the opportunity to participate in active learning whilst having the support and challenge they need from educators. We incorporate elements of the Reggio Emilia approach into our learning to ensure that children have the opportunity to immerse themselves in learning that is rich in creativity whilst offering depth, appropriate challenge and fun. We use Xplor as a secure online portfolio giving you 24/7 access to information on your child’s learning and play.
Do you provide a Kindergarten program?
Our 4 – 5year old children participate in a Kindergarten program delivered by our Qualified Early Childhood Teacher. It is our aim to provide educational programs that will give your child a head start in their education journey and the social skills and confidence to flourish in the school environment.
How will I know what my child has done during the day at the centre?
Each room offers information about your child’s care and learning for the day in various formats. The curriculum displayed at our centre forms part of the planning cycle and documents the activities of the room for that day. Most importantly, educators take the time to have that vital chat in person with you at collection and drop off times every day. We use Xplor as a secure online portfolio giving you 24/7 access to information on your child’s learning and play. We hope you enjoy these as much as we do!
Does the centre follow sun safety guidelines?
Children’s safety is important to us which is why we follow a year-round sun protection policy. Families are asked to bring in a sun hat for their child each day and to apply sunscreen before they arrive at the centre. Sunscreen is reapplied throughout the day. Clothing covering shoulders is required, as is a water bottle.
What do I need to bring in for my child?
All families are asked to provide a few spare sets of clothes for their child. Children are encouraged to enjoy messy play and sometimes there are spillages or accidents. A sunhat and drink bottle filled with water must be provided each day. We ask that families supply their own sunscreen. Please provide nappies and nappy cream to ensure you have control over the products you want your child to use. If your child has a bottle please supply the required amount each day.
How do I assist my child to settle?
We recommend a minimum of two orientation sessions. These sessions will allow your child and you to get to know the educators, the routine, and the children in the room before commencing care.
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