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1 yr to 2 yrs
2 yrs to 3 yrs
3 yrs to 6 yrs
6 wks to 1 yr
1 yr to 2 yrs
2 yrs to 3 yrs
3 yrs to 6 yrs
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Brand new outdoor space - A newly renovated outdoor space where the children can dig in the sand or plant and water seedlings in the vegetable garden. Children can be creative in the outdoor art space, climb through tunnels, defend their fort or play games with their friends.
Regular excursions - Excursions to local nursing homes, parks, and Forest school. Children will be taken to explore and learn in the bush, using natural equipment such as sticks and leaves.
Diversity and inclusion - Diversity and inclusion are explored and encouraged, reflective of the various cultures of the families at the centre.
Cooking classes - Cooking classes with the in-house chef, teaching the children valuable skills and building their confidence around food.
Yoga and mindfulness sessions - Children enjoy these programs every week with a dedicated educator.
Japanese language program - Children are given the opportunity to reap the benefits of participating in the Japanese language program.
The centre chef brings years of experience to the centre, and involves the children where possible to bring the meals and snacks together.
The children are involved in meal preparation, serving their own food, cleaning up after they’ve eaten, and accessing water stations throughout the day. They also lend a hand with the vegetable garden, planting seeds and watering the plants.
Cooking classes take place in the small studio near the kitchen, aimed at promoting healthy eating for the children (and maybe even encouraging them to try new things).
They can play outside. They can run, they can play. It’s great to have that outside focus. My son is never bored here, he always has a great day.
Their philosophy is really amazing.
At Bluebird Early Education Murrumbeena, the six studios are divided up according to the ages of the children. There is plenty of space to let their creativity blossom.
Each studio name is inspired by different birds:
As a team we are passionate about ensuring that children’s rights are evident within our program. Children are offered choices throughout the day and given a voice within every experience.
We believe children’s curiosity is ignite by their environments, this means that as a team we are constantly finding new and innovative ways to provoke intrigue within play.
May, Kinder Teacher
Willow is ten months old and she loves to start her day outside at Bluebird Murrumbeena. Willow enjoys watching the trains go past, and she and her friends wave to the driver.
After Willow has a nap, it’s time to get messy with some finger painting. The educators set them up so they can make an artwork and hang it up to dry to take home.
Willow enjoys some group stories and songs with the educators, before the children prepare to get picked up for the day.
Noah is almost two years old, and for the first session of the day he is outside playing in the sandpit, climbing through tunnels and enjoying the fort with his friends.
For something different, Noah and the other children are taking their lunch outside for a group picnic while the weather is nice. They sit on a rug and chat about their favourite foods.
Now it’s on to something relaxing, a group yoga session. Noah and his friends learn about stillness, strength and mindfulness in these short classes.
Hazel is three and a half, and she loves arriving at the centre and seeing the paints set up. She and another child create butterfly paintings in the outdoor art space, where they’re free to get their hands dirty.
Before lunch, the educators take Hazel and Josh outside to pick some parsley and basil to go with the salad. Everyone pitches in to help set up for lunch.
It’s forest program time, so Hazel and the children grab their hats and head to the bushland nearby to learn from nature. Hazel loves playing with sticks, and learning about the animals that live in the bush.
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.