6 wks to 24 mths
2 yrs to 3 yrs
3 yrs to 6 yrs
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My children have been attending My Planet Childcare since 2014 and I highly recommend this place. My kids have enjoyed their time greatly at My Planet Childcare. So, thank you to all the teachers for their commitment, patience, hardwork and effort over the years.
Marie - parent
Never ever did I think I would find such comfort with a childcare. My eldest daughter went here for 3 years and she loved it ! Now my youngest is starting and I wouldn’t put her anywhere else. The staff are amazing and so reliable.
Words can’t explain . This is a must try childcare.
Kylee - parent
Such a great childcare, The best in the area and 100% recommend this place.
I live 1 hour away from this center and wouldn’t think of changing because of how much I trust the team with my child. I’m really big on security and safety and the way the center has this stuff set up is amazing.My child raves on about how much she loves her teachers and how caring they are.
Sophie - parent
At My Planet Childcare Centre we recognise that every child comes to the centre with a different set of experiences, talents, skills, ideas, interests and different needs. Our aim is to provide high quality care and education to encourage their uniqueness by creating a secure, warm, loving and nurturing environment that fosters the individual needs of each child.
Community Walkabout: the preschoolers visit the local community on foot, taking in the sights and sounds of the area.
Incursions: either centre wide or room based, the children love extending on their learning from special visitors to the centre. These include visits from Healthy Harold, librarians from the Guildford Library, fire brigade and police officers, dancing and Taekwondo programs, chicks and duckling programs, and a reptile show.
Big school program: begins as soon as a child joins the centre. The older children go on weekly excursions to local schools in the area. They explore topics around safety at school, what to expect at school, making new friends, healthy food, and wearing school uniform.
Pet therapy program: the children love the centre’s pet rabbits in the toddler and preschool rooms. This teaches them about caring for animals and ensuring their needs are met.
Sustainability: the educators teach the children how to take care of the planet through the concept of the 6 R's: rethink/refuse, reflect, reuse/recycle, reduce, respect, and repair/restore.
Diversity program: the centre honours the diverse community that it is part of, and encourages the children to explore cultures from around the world including languages, food, activities, games, attire and music.
Library program: this allows children to take home books from the centre to read and return, to teach them about how a library works.
The educators see children as unique individuals who develop at their own pace. By providing enriching, meaningful and realistic opportunities children will explore, create, discover, and imagine. The centre’s programs reflect planned (deliberate, purposeful and thoughtful) and emergent (spontaneous) experiences designed to support children’s development in all areas, giving them opportunities to become decision makers, motivated and inquisitive learners.
The children take part in experiences in small and large groups, with structured table top activities, floor based activities, indoor/outdoor independent play, and developmental play, all as part of the centre’s curriculum.
The children are cared for in the following age groupings:
My Planet Childcare Guildford aims to create an environment of trust and respect, where all of the educators and families work towards achieving a shared goal. The educators are seen as the centre’s most precious resource, and do all they can to provide them with a satisfying and safe working environment.
Community involvement is taken into account for all elements of the centre’s program. They embrace diversity within the centre and the wider community, allowing the children to view this diversity with a sense of appreciation and wonder.
The educators acknowledge that family is the most important and influential aspect in the lives of young children. They also believe that the partnership between parents and staff is crucial in providing the best care for each child. Parents and families are involved in all aspects of the curriculum and its implementation as it is central to ensuring continuity and progression in a child’s learning, development and future success.
Parents are able to access Earlyworks online, to view routine information, information about their child’s day, educational records and photos from the centre.
The centre has overstaffed each room, allowing for higher than required educator to child ratios to be maintained.
I believe that I have been given the opportunity to provide young children with a positive learning experience. I strive to model respect, patience and care for each child.
Miss Shazreen – Nominated Supervisor, My Planet Childcare Guildford
Children are learning all the time. Each child has the right to develop their skills in a safe environment. Trust plays a major role in the success of an early childhood program.
Miss Gihan – Educational Leader
I believe in building a secure and trusting attachment with children. I feel when they feel safe and secure learning takes place. By providing a comfortable environment, children have opportunities to learn and develop.
Miss Laimun – Room Leader
All meals and snacks are prepared by a qualified cook each day, including breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and late snack. The menu was developed to fit within the NSW Health Munch & Move guidelines. Families are encouraged to contribute recipes and ideas to the cook, as well as partaking in cooking activities with the children.
The centre undertakes cooking experiences with the children, even starting with an excursion to purchase the groceries. Families visit the centre and perform cooking activities with the children. Some of the children’s favourite meals are pasta with fresh tomato based sauce, lentils and rice with yogurt, and stir fry noodles.
Ella is nine months old and starts her day with her friends listening to some stories. Today they’re read by some special visitors - librarians from the Guildford Library.
Ella finishes her lunch and then enjoys some books and cuddles with her educator before it’s time to have a nap in the sleeping area.
The nursery children head outside to play. Ella loves to dig in the sandpit, using the buckets and spades with her friends.
Joe is two years old and loves to spend time with the centre’s pet rabbits. He strokes their fur and helps his educator give them some lettuce leaves.
Joe and the other toddlers all sit together to watch the centre’s special reptile show incursion. Joe gets to see a lizard, and even pats a baby turtle.
The toddlers head outside to play, and Joe enjoys the climbing equipment. He and his friend Zac play together, pretending to be superheroes flying through the sky.
Amy is four and a half years old and can’t wait to go on today’s community walkabout. She and her friends are being taken to the local supermarket, where they’ll purchase ingredients to make a special lunch.
Amy and her friends are helping out with today’s cooking experience. Amy chops some parsley and adds that to the salad that she is making to go with their spaghetti.
Amy is going to school next year, so she enjoys the centre’s big school program. Today the children are talking about what special clothes you have to wear when you attend school, and sharing ideas for how to make friends.
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.