6 mths to 2 yrs
2 yrs to 3 yrs
3 yrs to 6 yrs
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As a devoted mum of two girls – I recognise the importance of building trusting relationships. It is so important that the bonds we form with each Child, their Families and our surrounding Community start from the moment you walk through our doors.
Our Centre reflects a ‘home away from home’ providing High Quality Educational Programs designed to “ignite the spirit of learning, friendships and community” for all. I am lucky to work alongside a Team of dedicated and passionate Educators who are as excited and grateful as I am to be a part of your child’s learning journey.
I look forward to meeting you and welcoming you into the Bluebird Family.
Katrina, Centre Manager, Bluebird Early Education Croydon.
At Bluebird Croydon, the educators understand that good nutrition and a positive relationship with food is vital. The educators work within the framework provided by Nutrition Australia to ensure the menus are perfectly suited to the children’s needs, and offer a progressive meal time to allow children to eat when they are ready.
The centre chef prepares all meals and snacks on site using fresh and locally sourced ingredients, and the children take part in cooking demonstrations to learn about where their food comes from. Educators offer a home like environment where children are encouraged to play an active role in the meal. This includes helping to set the table, serve themselves and others, and assist with cleaning up afterwards.
Matilda is ten months old and loves to start her morning outside in the sandpit. Today she is building some hills and sending down the toy cars with the help of her educator.
After lunch the children enjoy some fresh air with a walk in the pram to the local park. Matilda has some fun playing on the grass and waves to the locals as they walk by.
The educators are singing some songs to the nursery children. Matilda loves listening and clapping along to the music.
Matty is two years old and enjoys helping the educators water the veggie garden. He fills his watering can and carefully waters the cherry tomatoes and basil.
Matty and his friends are engaged in some fun with the play dough, where they are pretending to bake cakes and decorate them with candles.
Matty enjoys some dance time with his educators and friends, and they play his favourite songs.
Esther is four years old and today she and her friends are having some fun racing one another on the bikes in the outdoor area.
Esther sets up at an art easel to create a painting of her dog. She hangs it up to dry so that it will be ready to take home later.
The children love their weekly Forest School outings, and Esther is inspecting the trees to look for insects with her friend Lou.
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.