Mealtime at the centre is a huge part of our day which is why we place considerable effort into making sure the children are well nourished on a daily basis. You will be pleased to know that our onsite cook prepares every meal with the Affinity Education Nutrition Policy in mind. Children’s palates adapt on a daily basis which is why we try to expose the children to as many different types of food and textures as we can. Some firm meal favorites include fish cakes and chilli con carne.
We also work to dietary requirements when required, whether they be based on allergies, cultural needs, or food intolerances.
At the centre we encourage the children’s natural curiosity and creativity by providing access to a number of activities including yoga classes, music play, events of community and cultural origins, arts and crafts, role play and animal interaction.
We find that animal interaction with our rabbits and guinea pigs in particular is a wonderful way to teach the children about caring for others, sustainability and nature. There’s always something to do, and something to learn here.
Our extracurricular activities bring our centre to life!
- Charity events and fundraisers
- Internal recognition awards
- Mother’s and Father’s Day
- Valentine’s Day
- Book Week
Annual special events:
As part of NAIDOC celebrations, we dedicate the month of July to exploring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and the culture of Australia. At this time, children participate in boomerang throwing, dot painting, eating damper and dreamtime storytelling.
We also recognise and acknowledge the Noongar people as the traditional owners of the land in which we work and play.
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.