About Echidna Children's Centre

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Echidna Children's Centre in Blackbutt provide a safe and secure environment with security for all children and their families. Our family owned Shellharbour based centre has been operating since August 2011. We are proud to offer highly accredited services to young children aged 0 to 6 years.

As well as Long Day Care, Echidna Children's Centre also offer an excellent, high quality school readiness program to children in their preschool year. Our aim is to ensure that each and every child that graduates from our preschool program is fully prepared for their next educational step. Our program includes a wide range of experiences, both individual and group. It is based on the children's interests, abilities and needs involving music, language, drawing, puzzles, blocks, cooking, dramatic play, dance and movement.

The team at Echidna is well qualified and engage in professional development monthly. We have an Early Childhood Teacher, Diploma qualified and Certificate 3 in Children’s services and a trainee. The staff all have First Aid and Asthma and Anaphylaxis qualifications.

The service operates over two separate rooms, based on the age groups 0-2 years old, and 2-6 years old. Our fees include gourmet meals every day, a variety of resources and activities, a revitalized outdoor space and staff who really make an effort to know your children.

National quality standard rating: Working towards National Quality Standard.

SERVICES
  • Long Day Care (Child Care Centre)
  • Pre-school

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3 yrs to 5 yrs S M T W T F S
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3 yrs to 5 yrs S M T W T F S
    • Long Day Care
    • $113 - $113 /day
    • for ages 6wks to 2yrs
    • Fee includes: Comprehensive and innovative developmental and school readiness programs with an early childhood and primary teacher on site, Education & Developmental Programs, hats, sunscreen, learning portfolio, Meals Provided.
    • Long Day Care
    • $108 - $108 /day
    • for ages 3yrs to 5yrs
    • Fee includes: Comprehensive and innovative developmental and school readiness programs with an early childhood and primary teacher on site, Education & Developmental Programs, Meals Provided, hats, sunscreen, learning portfolio.

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National quality standard rating

Overall Rating - Working towards National Quality Standard (MORE)
Quality Area Rating
Educational Program and Practice Meeting National Quality Standard
Children's Health and Safety Meeting National Quality Standard
Physical environment Working towards National Quality Standard
Staffing Arrangements Meeting National Quality Standard
Relationships with children Working towards National Quality Standard
Collaborative partnerships with families and communities Meeting National Quality Standard
Governance and leadership Meeting National Quality Standard

NQS Rating last updated: 5-Dec-2019

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  • Environment & Facilities
  • Food Preparation & Nutrition
  • Health & Safety
  • Learning & Developmental Programs
  • Management Staff & Supervision
  • Value for Money
  • Warmth & Empathy towards children

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My daughter has been going to this center for a year. has helped her alot with her confidence, the staff are always so welcoming and caring towards each child. Always clean. Nice sheltered yard. Highly reccomend.
I would recommend echidna as they are very profeSsional and the staff are so easy going and show passion with what they do. My daughter absolutely loves it here and never wants to leave now when I pick her up. I also love that they always put updates up on kindermate so I know when my daughter has had a sleep, a nappy change and what she has had for the day. Also my daughter eats like a queen at Echidna with the very fancy menus they have to serve the children. 100% happy with this pre school and love that my daughter goes 3 days a week and comes home. one happy bubba. :)
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