Our program is play based learning program. It looks at the needs of the children and activities are provided to develop the children’s skills. In outdoor play, the children are developing and practicing their movement skills.
Our group times are based on teaching moments and visually develop the children’s language skills, and at this age learning language is a major milestone. We help children acquire language through props, stories and songs.
The staff assist the families to toilet train their child. This is a big milestone in your child’s life. Parents are requested to dress their toilet training child with elastic waists that are easy for the child to dress and undress themselves, this will give them confidence in their newly learned skill.
In addition to the school readiness programs which are implemented throughout the year, to make the transition to school as smooth as possible, in December and in January, children who are starting kindergarten are prepared for the kindergarten routine. Parents are asked to provide their child with a lunch box which is packed with a sandwich, a piece of fruit and a bottle of water (free of junk food), to allow the children to practice independence in getting their own lunch from their lunch box and to take responsibility for their own belongings. Also, children are provided with quiet activities after lunch instead of having a nap.
The centre continues to provide lunch for those children who do not eat their food brought from home and continues to provide beds to those who wish to sleep after lunch.
Parents’ participations in the centre programs are encouraged and appreciated. Parents are welcome to attend the centre throughout the day, to share the fun with their child while participating in centre activities.
Families are encouraged to look at the daily programs which are displayed in the play rooms for feedback and comments. Also, communication books are available for parents to leave messages, comments and new ideas for the programs.
Formal and informal meetings are regularly conducted with the families to discuss their children’s needs, participation in the program and progress.
We are a SunSmart service. Staff and children are encouraged to follow the centre’s Sun Smart policy which is based on the recommendation of the Cancer Council to keep them safe from the sun during outdoor play.
Campsie Child Care Centre offers a child care program of high quality that caters for all the developmental needs of children while embracing an anti-bias perspective in implementation.
Taking into account the Australian community that we all live in now and the need to prepare children to be responsible adults in a society that is culturally and linguistically diverse, Campsie Child Care Centre is committed to the application of the multicultural and anti-bias beliefs to daily practice in our early childhood program. Not only do we provide children the opportunity to develop their potential in social, emotional, physical & cognitive skills appropriate to their age, but we also make the first and foremost priority for helping all children develop a positive attitude towards themselves & others irrespective of race, language, gender, culture and ability. In the provision of quality program, Campsie Child Care Centre applies the following principles as the starting point for good practice:
In order to work effectively with children, staff must model the relationships, attitudes and behaviours they are assisting children to learn.