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All the educators are amazing. Couldn’t be happier with the quality education and care this centre offers. Highly recommend.
Milestones ticks all the boxes for us: caring educators, beautiful natural outdoor environment, focus on sustainability, healthy food and high quality education. The amazing & thought-out weekly learning themes, daily activities and farm animal / reptile visits bring such variety for my kids and peace of mind for me knowing they're in such good hands.
My son has been attending the center for four years. It has been a wonderful experience with staff being reliable, caring, and creative. Each day they come up with fun and educational play ideas utilising great outdoor space and natural materials. Wonderful daycare center with a warm homely feel, great place to nurture little minds.
The staff are wonderful and helpful, I can't speak highly enough of the immaculate presentation of the 'seedlings' room, and the activities the kids/babies experience are just fantastic!
School readiness program – The centre’s government-approved Kindergarten program encourages the development of each child’s mind, body, and connection to the people and places in the world around them. The centre offers state-approved early learning curriculums as part of their School Readiness approach.
Incursions and excursions – children enjoy a range of incursions and excursions to keep them engaged and interested in all sorts of topics – including fitness and health, animals and nature, and the larger community.
Range of activities – the centre’s Healthy Children Enrichment program includes music, dance, art, sport, games, cooking and gardening. Educators strive to make each day interesting, different, and most importantly fun for each child.
Sustainability focus - as a part of the centre's Healthy World focus, the team prioritises a sustainable approach. Children can explore conservation, social responsibility and the environment through the centre's activities whether that be through gardening, recycling projects, environmental days, or recycling stations.
Play based approach – the centre uses a play-based approach that encourages emotional, social, and physical growth. Play is a way that children interact with the world around them, helping them develop social skills they’ll use every day to interact and communicate with others.
Milestones Early Learning Edgewater's nursery rooms are designed to care for children from 6 weeks up to 18 months. The nursery is designed with spaces for babies to explore and play, sleep safely, and enjoy their meals. This is a breastfeeding friendly centre and parents can store and use their own breast milk to feed their baby. The centre will provide a daily record of all feeds, sleeps and moods. Children will take part in sensory play, fine motor skill development and both indoor and outdoor playtimes.
Milestones Early Learning Edgewater's toddler rooms are designed to care for children from 18 months to 3 years old. The toddler rooms are set up to reflect the interests of the toddlers and to stimulate enquiry, exploration, and engagement, along with quiet spaces for ‘alone time’. Educators encourage play-based learning activities to help build confidence and encourage social skills.
Milestones Early Learning Edgewater's kindergarten rooms are designed to care for children from 3 years to 5 years old. They offer state-approved early learning curriculums as part of their School Readiness program that ensures each child feels comfortable in a classroom environment. Activities involving science, technology, math, reading, writing, community events and excursions are the key focus in this room.
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.