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My son loves going here. Staff are always welcoming & have lots of care with all the kids.
Jade - parent
As a new parent of Thrive ELC North Ryde i am extremely happy. My daughter enjoys the overall environment but she loves the pirate ship. The staff are welcoming and always happy to discuss her day. I highly recommend this great Centre.
Michael - parent
I love the Centre, staff and fantastic customer service! The education and care is impeccable and the staff are always warm, welcoming and genuinely interested in my daughter. I highly recommend this Centre to everyone!!
Laura - parent
We are very happy with the centre and the fabulous educators!! Our kids love attending the centre and they are learning so much. This week our daughter impressed us by counting to 20 and telling us the days of the week and the months of the year - all things she has learnt there. We are particularly happy with the curriculum managed by Miss Aura - she is doing a fantastic job! We also think the Bonjour Babies program is a fantastic program.
Anna - parent
At Thrive Early Learning Centre North Ryde the children take part in extracurricular programs including:
French language program
Bonjour Babies is a fun and interactive program that teaches little ones the basics of the French language. Research shows that early exposure to a second language facilitates growth and integration of the developing brain, leading to improved cognitive functioning and superior reading, writing, analytical and even social skills.
The centre uses the GrowFit sports program, where children take part in fun activities that assist with their health education and gross motor development, as well as promoting positive health awareness and knowledge. The children can strengthen both mind and body, whilst developing self-confidence and personal motivation.
At Thrive Early Learning Centre North Ryde, the focus is on the following curriculum pillars, in the context of relationships, experiences and the environment:
Structured play helps children develop crucial interpersonal and communication skills. The centre has created environments in which children experience mutually caring and respectful relationships with their peers whilst also developing independence, resilience and confidence within themselves.
To support children’s learning, educators promote trusting relationships, safe environments and respect for all aspects of a child’s physical, emotional, social, cognitive, linguistic, creative and spiritual being.
Children acquire a range of skills which develops fundamental critical thinking and language skills. The educators shape confident and enthusiastic learners by implementing learning which encourages problem solving, inquiry, experimentation, hypothesizing, researching and investigating.
Educators promote learning opportunities in which children exercise respect, care and an appreciation for the natural environment. All Thrive centres use rainwater tanks to enable the watering of garden beds in a sustainable way.
A child’s wellbeing incorporates both physical and psychological aspects which are integral to self-confidence. The Thrive educators promote learning experiences which encourage healthy lifestyles, including nutrition, personal hygiene, physical health and social relationships which contribute to a child’s concentration and participation in play and learning.
School Readiness and Pre-Kinder Program
The children are taught the skills to learn effectively, take on new challenges with confidence and have a sense of belonging to the wider community. The educators prepare the children for reading, writing and arithmetic through their everyday activities at Thrive. The program teaches them to become familiar with the school environment and associated routines, tasks, rules and expectations within that environment. It helps them to develop a positive self-esteem, motor skills, cooperative skills, listening skills and the social skills needed to thrive at school.
The educators at Thrive Early Learning Centre North Ryde offer a secure and safe environment where curiosity is encouraged, ideas are explored, and discovery is celebrated. The educators understand that every child is unique, and work alongside families to tailor every part of the children’s experience from their learning style to dietary requirements.
The team places great value on culture, whether it be a family’s cultural background, their family traditions and practices or languages spoken. They believe that it is important for children, families and educators to feel connected to the service, that their culture is reflected in their experience, that they belong. This information is collected during orientation and from conversations with families, communication from the educators, regular menu reviews to ensure they reflect the cultures within the service, participation in cultural celebrations, offering resources (such as books, dolls, music) that reflect the community’s cultures.
Community connection is a huge part of the culture at Thrive. The educators help the children to develop relationships within their local communities. This is achieved through visits from local firefighters or police; taking trips to the local supermarket; working on a project with a local primary school; or making connections with Indigenous groups in the area.
The educators offer orientation visits for new children to the service, which tend to involve a minimum of three 45 minute sessions with their parent or guardian present.
Educators communicate with families in person as well as through the centre app, where they can maintain contact with their children’s experiences through photos, stories and learning outcomes.
The team at Thrive Early Learning Centre North Ryde are part of the NSW Health’s Munch & Move program. This play-based initiative supports the healthy development of children by promoting physical activity, healthy eating and encourages limiting small screen recreation through six positive, health promoting key messages.
Establishing sound eating and activity habits from an early age gives children the best chance of leading a healthy life and maintaining a healthy weight. Munch & Move supports the NSW Government’s priority of preventing childhood overweight and obesity.
Ali is ten months old and begins her day outside with her friends and educator in the sandpit. She and her friend Kate share the spades and buckets, filling them with sand before tipping them out again.
Ali is enjoying some quiet activities before she heads off for a nap in the sleeping area. Her educator reads her some books before preparing her for a rest.
Ali loves music, and today the educators have set out lots of small wooden musical instruments for the children to explore.
Evan is two and a half and loves playing outside. Today the children enjoy some fun sports activities with their educator and Eris has fun kicking a soccer ball with his friends.
Evan sits at the table and joins in some play dough fun. He makes a wriggly worm before trying his hand at a play dough snail.
Evan is playing a matching game with his friends. They have some flash cards and need to match the cards that have the same animal picture on them.
Anna is four years old and loves to join in the centre’s Bonjour Babies program. Today they are learning to count to ten in French, by singing a simple song with their educators.
Anna and her friends head outside to try out some of the obstacle courses that the educators have set up. Anna loves the balance beam, and walks steadily all the way along it.
Anna finishes off her beach scene painting and hangs it up to dry. Her educator will display it on the walls so that her parents can see it when they pick her up.
Care for children under school age, on premises especially built or adapted for early childhood education and care services. Private operators, local councils, community organisations, employers and non-profit organisations may run long day care centres.Occasional, Casual or Flexible Care
Occasional, Flexible or Casual Care Services provide short periods of care for children under school age. Families can access Occasional, Flexible or Casual Care on either a regular or casual basis a variety of reasons including, shift or part-time work, respite care, crisis and emergency care, shopping or attending appointments.Pre-school / Kindergarten / Prep
Pre-school is a planned educational program for children in the years before a child commences school. Children are usually aged between 3 and 5 years of age. Pre-school may take place in a range of settings including a purpose built building, in a community setting, a school, as part of a long day care centre or a mobile or visiting service.
In January 2012 the National Quality Framework (NQF) came into effect across Australia.
The purpose of the NQF is to improve and standardise the quality of child care through a range of measures including better staff to child ratios, higher staff qualifications and an assessment and rating system designed to promote continuous improvement.
Under the NQF child care services are assessed and rated against the National Quality Standards (NQS).
The NQS measures the quality of early childhood education and care in Australia. It will cover
most long day care, family day care, preschool/kindergarten and outside school hours care services.
Under these standards child care services will be assessed and rated against the seven quality areas, 18 standards and 58 elements that make up the NQS.