The staff and management are amazing. They will go above and beyond to make sure you and your child are happy.
Khalia - Parent
I am amazed on a daily basis the level of care Endeavour Early Education provides to my son. His development since starting here has exceeded my expectations.
Karen - Parent
I love being able to lead a team of educators, and collaborate so that each of us has a voice, allowing us all to be the best we can be.
Vanessa, Centre Manager, Endeavour Early Education Kariong
I love working with our beautiful children together with their families, valuing and respecting our youngest citizens.
Kim - Educator
6 weeks - 3 years
These rooms contain plenty of resources to allow little ones to learn through play, including a building and construction zone, messy art area, comfy reading corner and the home corner for dress ups, baking and imaginative role play. There are also large spaces for movement and dance programs, as well as language and music sessions.
3 - 5 years
These rooms are resourced with everything the children need to become self-confident, resilient and school ready. Creative play-based learning is encouraged, as well as reading, writing, numeracy and STEM. Children can enjoy art and craft, creative role play, dress up games and drama, construction zone, reading corner, and plenty of space for small group interactions. There are also large open spaces for physical programs such as dance, language and music.
At Endeavour, all meals and snacks are provided. The organic seasonal menu is prepared fresh daily by the in house chef. The focus is on the fresh organic produce, with weekly deliveries from local suppliers.
The centre’s food is free range, hormone free and pesticide free – as well as being adaptable for any intolerances or allergies. With an on site garden and orchard, fresh fruit and veg is also grown at the centre with the help of the children.
Some of the children’s favourite meals include the organic meatballs with wholemeal couscous, and the fresh lasagna with salad. Some popular snacks are the spinach and cheese scrolls, fruit smoothies, and fresh fruit with organic yogurt. All made with produce from the garden.
Children help determine what is grown in the garden, which heightens their willingness to try new things and broaden their palate. Meal times are a shared experience overseen by the teachers, incorporating self-serve options where possible. The children are encouraged to share, pass ingredients around, take turns, help each other and clear away the plates.
Hayden is a ten month old boy who loves being taken out in the pram. Today he and some of the other nursery children are going on an excursion to the local library.
After his nap, Hayden heads outside to enjoy some water playtime with his friends. His educator gives him some toy boats to play with in the water.
Hayden enjoys storytime with his educators. Today they are reading The Wonky Donkey, and Hayden smiles as his educator reads and sings the words to him.
Elsie is two and a half and loves to dance. Today there is a Move & Groove Dance incursion at the centre and Elsie is having a great time with her friends.
Elsie heads into the kitchen to take part in the chef’s cooking demonstration. Today they are making some bread to enjoy with their lunch, and Elsie helps to knead the dough.
Elsie and two of her friends have built a huge town from the blocks. They’ve made houses, a school, shops and even a swimming pool from the blocks.
Patrick is four years old and today he and his friend Bowie have set themselves up in the organic mud pit and mud kitchen. The boys have a great time with their messy, sensory play.
Patrick loves the Mandarin lessons offered at the centre. He has so far learned to count to ten, and knows the name of many animals in Mandarin.
Patrick can’t wait for today’s incursion with the Australian Reptile Park. They bring many scaly and slimy animals in and the children are able to pat them and hold them while they learn interesting facts.
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.