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Skye Children's Co-operative


Fees & Availability

- $125 44
No Vacancies Avg. price/day Approved places

Long Day Care

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Babies

6 wks to 2 yrs


Availability
This service doesn't have any vacancies right now and the waiting period is around 6 months. To add your child to the waitlist or enquire about vacancies you'll need to contact Skye Children's Co-operative directly.
Fees Approved service for CCS
Price $125 /day

Toddler

2 yrs to 3 yrs


Availability
This service doesn't have any vacancies right now and the waiting period is around 6 months. To add your child to the waitlist or enquire about vacancies you'll need to contact Skye Children's Co-operative directly.
Fees Approved service for CCS
Price $125 /day

Kindergarten

3 yrs to 5 yrs


Availability
This service doesn't have any vacancies right now and the waiting period is around 6 months. To add your child to the waitlist or enquire about vacancies you'll need to contact Skye Children's Co-operative directly.
Fees Approved service for CCS
Price $125 /day

Pre-school

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6 wks to 2 yrs


Availability
This service doesn't have any vacancies right now and the waiting period is around 6 months. To add your child to the waitlist or enquire about vacancies you'll need to contact Skye Children's Co-operative directly.
Fees Approved service for CCS

2 yrs to 3 yrs


Availability
This service doesn't have any vacancies right now and the waiting period is around 6 months. To add your child to the waitlist or enquire about vacancies you'll need to contact Skye Children's Co-operative directly.
Fees Approved service for CCS

3 yrs to 5 yrs


Availability
This service doesn't have any vacancies right now and the waiting period is around 6 months. To add your child to the waitlist or enquire about vacancies you'll need to contact Skye Children's Co-operative directly.
Fees Approved service for CCS
Price $125 /day
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About

About Us

Skye Children's Co-operative is a community based not-for-profit service with all profits reinvested back into the centre for the benefit of the children and the community. We believe that families are an integral part of which shapes as a co-operative, but also as a shared child-centred, reflective, respectful practise with each of our staff members and the Board of Management. We aim to achieve, for each child, the foundation for a love of lifelong learning in a culturally rich, stimulating, kind, sustainable and playful environment built on respectful relationships. We value Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, specifically the Wurundjeri Wilam people as the custodians of the land we work and learn, as Australia's first people and committed to maintaining an environment that reflects these values of respect for the land, waterways, fauna and flora and people.

Skye is a 44 place centre which runs three rooms based on children's ages and stage of development. Each of the three rooms is named after a native animal from our local Gresswell Reserve which is also the location of our Bush Kinder program. The Sugar Gliders room is for our youngest children, The Swift Parrot for our toddlers/ pre-kinder children and the Eastern Grey Kangaroos room which includes our Kindergarten program.The Co-operative operates from 7:00am to 6.00pm Monday to Friday.

At Skye Children's Co-operative we use Storypark, a private online space that ensures your child receives the best support possible and that you are involved and up to date with your child's development. Storypark provides each child with an online community, which their parent/guardian own and control who has access to.

We go above and beyond the standard curriculum of childcare and kindergartens inclusive of programs:

Bush Kinder- Bush Kinder is an approach to providing Early Education. Educators take children into a natural space to spend long and regular periods of time in unstructured play to discover, investigate and invent with open-ended materials and resources. It has been well researched and documented the advantages of outside and nature play for children. We are very privileged to be located a short stroll from Gresswell State Forest to take advantage of this bush playground and use it to deliver some of our program. This is a very exciting venture, and children get much enjoyment and learning from the experience.

Music & Movement - The centre engages an independent, internationally recognised early childhood music and movement program for children from baby to toddlers, to preschoolers to kindergarteners. Our music program includes an artistically conceived flow of songs, nursery rhymes, instrumental jam sessions, fingerplays, and movement activities. The combination and types of activities are research-based and support children's developing competence in tonality and rhythm. In addition, activities evolve from the child's world and include vocal play, animal sounds, rhythm play, language play, and a good bit of genuine, silly fun!

LOTE - We offer a LOTE program in our kindergarten room. With community networking, collecting data from local schools and parent suggestion we have an independent AUSLAN teacher who attends one day a week running fun and interactive sessions for both the three and four year olds.

Meals - Menus are created seasonally which meets our values at Skye, a healthy, multicultural menu that includes our families and children's input. We are guided by the Australian Diaetary Guide Australian, Guide to Healthy eating and the Australian Government's Get up & grow: healthy eating and physical activity for early childhood and NQS 2: Children's Health and Safety. We provide for all dietary preferences, wither they be due to allergy, intolerance, religious, cultural or ethics.

Tours- Tours have now recomenced! Please book your tour via this link: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/2022-service-tours-tickets-216036790857

Tours are capped at 5 people. If you are unwell with cold/flu like symptoms please do not attend the service. Please contact us for a virtual tour if these times/dates do not suit or you are unwell.

Service Features

Allergy Aware
Bottles Supplied
Meals Provided
Nappies Supplied
Sun Safe Aware
NQS Rating

Services - what are the different

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

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National Quality Standard Rating

What the National Quality Standard Ratings mean for families
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AREA NQS RATING
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Educational Program and Practice Meeting
Children's Health and Safety Meeting
Physical environment Meeting
Staffing Arrangements Meeting
Relationships with children Meeting
Collaborative partnerships with families and communities Meeting
Governance and leadership Meeting
NQS rating last updated 29-Jun-2022

Reviews for Skye Children's Co-operative

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Gold star 4.9 Care for Kids (7 reviews)
Gold star 5.0 Google (7 reviews)
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We are so happy to be part of the Skye community - the educators and management are so caring and qualified and there is great staff retention. Our daughter truly loves the educators (and all her little friends as well) and is always made to feel so welcome and nurtured (as are we). We have been attending now for three years and it has been lovely seeing her develop and thrive there over this time. We like that being Co-operative we can be involved and that it has a real community feel. There is a great variety of stimulating activities and programs (Music, Bush Kinder, Sports, Auslan etc), a commitment to inclusivity, culture and environment, a delicious and nutritious menu from our Cook and we really appreciate the communications - both in person and via storypark. We have whole-heartedly recommended Skye to many of our friends and feel so grateful our child can access such wonderful care and education.

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Great childcare and kinder. The staff are fantastic and they go above and beyond to meet the children's needs. They run a bush kinder programme which is fantastic and allows the kids to get out in nature and explore gresswell forest. Our kids have really enjoyed going there and i would highly recommend to anyone looking for a childcare and kinder.

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Our kids LOVE going to Skye! The educators are warm, patient, gentle, attentive and active. There's always something exciting happening (cultural activities, bush kinder, music, AUSLAN or sport) and the meals are so amazing. My daughter recently suggested I could maybe get a recipe book to learn how to make sandwiches like Wendy - so they've clearly made an impression - but the rest of Wendy's regularly evolving menu is far beyond anything our kids would get for lunch at home! Learning at Skye is easy and fun; just like it should be.

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Skye Children's Co-operative is a fantastic childcare and kinder service. The centre is very welcoming and warm, and the educators and admin are wonderful people. They go beyond expectations in the care of the children, and the love that they give them. It is a truly inclusive, positive, and stimulating environment where children are encouraged to learn through play, and always keeping in mind to be respectful and kind to the environment and to others. They provide activities like bush kinder, sports, music and Auslan in a way that keep the children engaged. The menu is very varied and nutritious and made fresh in the centre. Being a small centre, I feel like it's easy for the staff to know all the children and so the children will always feel in a trusted environment. Highly recommended.

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Miss 2 loves this place! She is a very cautious kid, always takes her time to warm up to new places, but she bonded real quick with educators at Skye! They are very passionate with what they are doing and very easy to communicate with. My daughter speaks Mandarin and one of the educators can speak Mandarin it also helped a lot! Highly recommended! I’m also looking forward to the bush kinder program next year!

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I have had 3 kids in the centre from the babies room through to kinder and couldn’t be happier with it. Small community feel, great long term staff and lots of learning opportunities provided for the kids.

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Fantastic community not for profit childcare centre, with great leadership and staff continuity of care. Fantastic educators who genuinely care for the children and their families. They provide innovative programs including bush kinder, auslan, sport and music for all age groups. Have loved being part of the Skye community.

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How Skye Children's Co-operative compares with Macleod, 3085
Price
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This centre $125
Macleod $125
Reviews
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Macleod
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National quality standard
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VIC Macleod Skye Children's Co-operative