6 wks to 2 yrs
2 yrs to 3 yrs
3 yrs to 5 yrs
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Junior chefs program: cooking is used to help build independence, and to encourage them to try new foods. Children explore with their senses, learn basic maths and science concepts, practice turn taking and most importantly have fun in small groups.
Community visitors: designed to give children a sense of belonging and identity, through special visits and excursions within the local community. They enjoy talks from emergency service personnel, connecting with and learning from indigenous elders, visits to local aged care facilities, swimming lessons, library visits, trips to the supermarket and more.
Yoga, meditation & mindfulness: the children enjoy taking time out of their busy playtime each week to reap the key benefits such as the ability to develop greater awareness, manage stress and overwhelm, build concentration, increase their confidence and positive self-image, and feel part of a healthy, non-competitive group.
Sustainability & nature: Environmental Sustainability is a strong focus within the centre with children learning that they can make a difference by being involved in sustainable initiatives and learning to care for the land. The centre also has their own worm farm which helps to teach children about how they play a part in caring for the environment.
Music: Music is an essential part of children’s development, and they enjoy the interactive sessions that help develop confidence, memory, language and coordination skills. With music and rhythm classes for all ages.
Dancing: as children love to dance, the centre offers regular dance classes for children from 3 years. With a major emphasis on fun and creating confidence, dance encourages children to be free, release energy and promote happy endorphins.
The centre believes that all children bring their perspectives, expectations, knowledge and skills to their learning experience. The programs are child focused and inspired by children’s curiosity and imagination. Programming is based on observing children on a regular basis, evaluating their needs and interests and planning future activities from these observations.
The centre has a focus on play-based learning and recognises the importance of communication, language, numeracy, social and emotional development. Much of the learning programs are based around STEAM, a curriculum based on education in four specific areas – Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics.
The centre offers an Approved Kindergarten Program for children in the year prior to starting school. This is provided for at least 15 hours a week by a qualified early childhood teacher.
The team of passionate and highly skilled early childhood educators at Sanctuary Maudsland, support children to investigate and learn within a safe home like environment.
At Sanctuary Early Learning Adventure each child’s diverse and nutritional needs are catered for, with all meals cooked onsite daily by a qualified chef and provided as part of the fees. The menus are guided by the Nutritional Guidelines Australia, and in line with Eat Well Australia.
The educators make the most of meal and snack times to discuss food and produce with the children, and use vegetables grown at the centre in their cooking. Each meal time is seen as a time to come together as each room set the table and use real crockery, glasses and have the opportunity to pour their own water and serve their own food. Sanctuary Ashmore’s menus are thoroughly reviewed by Paediatric Dietitian and nutritionist Jodie Wilson from The Dietitian Studio.
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.