Some of the programs on offer at Nurture One include:
The qualified educators at Nurture One believe that every child has a right to a quality education. They offer a consistent high quality of care to families, and celebrate children’s individuality and uniqueness.
The educators use play as a vehicle for learning, and offer an interest-based curriculum. The team is guided by the children’s personal tastes and preferences, as well as feedback from parents. The curriculum helps set them up for a lifetime love of learning, while getting them ready for life at school and beyond.
The qualified and nurturing staff understand that all children are different, and learn at their own pace. Parents can enjoy daily photographs and feedback on their children’s day, as special moments are sent through the free app.
At Nurture One, the rooms are divided up according to the ages of the children. Each area is designed to provide the best possible early learning experience for each child.
6 weeks – 18 months
Educators try to provide a home away from home where children feel safe and secure. The children’s wellbeing and development is the focus, with age appropriate activities. Children take part in tummy time, sensory play, reading and singing.
18 months – 24 months
Educators try to provide a home away from home where children feel safe and secure. The children’s wellbeing and development is the focus, with age appropriate activities. Children take part in tummy time, sensory play, reading and singing. Literacy and numeracy is introduced through real life experiences with educators.
2 years – 3 years
Educators encourage the children to learn through play, to encourage development. This will take the form of music, dance, games, and reading. Group play is designed to develop confidence and social skills.
Books and language games are enjoyed, to develop communication, literacy and numeracy.
3 years – 5 years
The children learn through play to encourage development, through music, dance, games, reading and lots of outdoor fun. Educators encourage group play to develop confidence and social skills, and individual play based on the child’s interests. Risky play and extra-curricular activities are encouraged in a safe space. A school readiness program will help children prepare for the next step in their education.
All of the seasonal meals and snacks are provided for the children by the centre’s in-house cook. Eating as a group is used as a way to teach the children about the benefits of healthy eating, sharing and communicating with others.
There’s cereal and toast for breakfast; pasta, casseroles and noodles for lunch; fruit salad, pancakes, cheese and crackers, veggies with dip, and homemade muffins for snacks.
Children who attend a full day at the centre will be offered at least 50 per cent of their recommended daily dietary intake. Children are taught about the benefits of growing food by helping out with the centre’s own vegetable garden.
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.