About Macquarie Child Care Centre

About Macquarie Childcare Centre

Macquarie Childcare is situated behind the Macquarie shops, near the Macquarie Primary School oval. We are a 92 place center, with a nature preschool backyard consisting of a large sandpit surrounded by big boulders; a dry creek; a foot bridge; a chicken coop surrounded by grass for the chickens to scratch in and interact with the children; children’s vegetable and sensory garden beds; a digging patch; a self-serving water tank for water play and watering plants; a "gunyah" cubby built with branches and bamboo plants; a large natural sensory path made of recyclable bricks, pavers and rocks; hotscotch cement pavers set in artificial grass; and a new mound slide surrounded by native grasses and large boulders for the children to sit on. Our toddler backyard has just been upgraded and has a natural sensory path made of recycled bricks, pavers and rocks; new artificial grass; log stepping stones in a freshly upgraded garden bed with plants and tan bark; a timber decking area under a large tree; and upgraded climbing equipment with new tan bark.

The center offers play-based learning experiences and investigations that build on each child’s individual and shared interests. We also offer a pre-school program for 3 to 5 year olds, with a full time early childhood teacher (ECT). We offer the ELLA literacy program to the senior preschool children to learn Mandarin. The children have the opportunity to learn Mandarin using an iPad and lessons created by our ECT teacher. The pre-school program uses a transition plan for both children transitioning to pre-school and to kindergarten (primary school).  We use this plan in conjunction with the teachers and children of Macquarie pre-school and primary school. During the year, the children have the opportunity to visit both the pre-school and primary school to familiarise themselves with both settings. The children will also have the opportunity to sit and listen to a story with the school librarian; meet the children of the pre-school and school; and visit the toilets, canteen and playground. Morning tea will be organised with the kindergarten children and our senior pre-schoolers (4-5 years). Also regular ball games on the Macquarie oval will be organised with the year six children for both pre-school classes (3 to 5 years). 

Our educators come from wide and varied cultures like Bangladesh, Nepal, Russia, Italy, Poland, Columbia, Spain, China, Ireland, England and of course Australia. They believe in building respectful and genuine partnerships and open communication with our families and the wider community.

NEWS SESSIONS AVAILABLE 2019/20

1 day enrolments for Mondays and Fridays ONLY
Monday and Friday ONLY morning sessions (8.00am to 1.00pm includes lunch)
Preschool sessions available from 9am-3 pm (run by a Preschool Teacher focusing on School Readines, learning Mandarin and STEM)
Casual bookings accepted for each day (when there are vacancies).

NQS Rating: Meeting National Quality Standard

National quality standard rating: Meeting National Quality Standard.

SERVICES
  • Long Day Care (Child Care Centre)
  • Occasional, Casual or Flexible Care
  • Pre-school

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6 wks to 5 yrs S M T W T F S
    • Long Day Care
    • $132 - $132 /day
    • for ages 6wks to 5yrs
    • Fee includes: Education & Developmental Programs, Meals Provided, Nappies.
    • Long Day Care
    • $650 - $650 /week
    • for ages 6wks to 5yrs
    • Fee includes: Education & Developmental Programs, Meals Provided.
    • Occasional, Casual or Flexible Care
    • $65 - $65 half day session
    • for ages 6wks to 5yrs
    • Occasional, Casual or Flexible Care
    • $132 - $132 full day session
    • for ages 6wks to 5yrs
    • Pre-school
    • $76 - $76 /day
    • for ages 4yrs to 5yrs

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Educational Program and Practice Meeting National Quality Standard
Children's Health and Safety Meeting National Quality Standard
Physical environment Meeting National Quality Standard
Staffing Arrangements Exceeding National Quality Standard
Relationships with children Meeting National Quality Standard
Collaborative partnerships with families and communities Exceeding National Quality Standard
Governance and leadership Exceeding National Quality Standard

NQS Rating last updated: 21-Nov-2019

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