0 mths to 18 mths
18 mths to 2 yrs
2 yrs to 3 yrs
3 yrs to 6 yrs
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Forest School Program: the educators take the children on excursions as part of the Forest School Program, in local national parks or bushland settings. The natural classroom gives children the opportunity to connect with nature, while developing resilience, leadership, independence and creative problem-solving.
Diversity and inclusion: all children’s culture is explored and differences are encouraged, reflective of the various cultures of the families at the centre. A community pantry offers free groceries and produce for families as needed.
Excursions: educators take children on excursions to local parks, nursing homes and other community areas.
Sustainability: the centre models sustainable environmental practices, such as recycling, composting, worm farming, energy and water-saving, to help children learn their role in looking after the world.
Smaller size centre: the educators at this centre love the fact that they care for just 65 children, as it allows them to offer personalised care for your child.
At Bluebird Moe, educators understand that good nutrition and a positive relationship with food is vital. The educators work within the framework provided by Nutrition Australia to ensure the menus are up to the correct standard for the children.
Kim, the centre chef, prepares all meals and snacks on-site, with a 4 week seasonal menu that the children enjoy.
Educators use food as a learning opportunity for the children, teaching them about healthy eating, sharing and inclusion. Menus are on display for families to see what food is on offer each day.
Olivia is seven months old and always enjoys a cuddle with her educators after her mum leaves for the day. The children settle in with some stories and songs, and then it’s time for a nap for those that need it.
Olivia and some other nursery children head out for a walk in the pram to check out the neighbourhood. Who can see the different coloured leaves in the tree?
Olivia and her nursery friends enjoy a puppet show with the educators before they get ready to be collected by their parents.
Riley is a busy two year old. After some morning tea, he heads off to the cubby house and sandpit for some free play with his friends.
Sitting down to eat together is a great way to learn social skills, sharing, and turn-taking. For Riley, it encourages him to try new foods when he sees his friends enjoying something unfamiliar.
The educators have set up a sustainability class this afternoon, so Riley heads outside to check on the worm farm and help water the plants.
Grace is three and a half and enjoys coming to pre-school as she get to see her best friend Alex. Grace and the other children learn a clapping song that helps teach them the months of the year.
After reading a book about wombats, Grace is busy cutting and gluing to make her own wombat in the craft lesson. She adds some googly eyes as the finishing touch.
Grace is so excited to head off to Forest School, where the children learn through nature. She can play with sticks, build a den, and explore the bushland.
We strongly believe and value the environment as being the third teacher in each child’s learning journey.
Educator, Bluebird Early Education Moe
We facilitate play based learning encompassing numeracy and literacy, science and investigation, constructive, imaginative and dramatic play along with creative arts and physical education.
Educator, Bluebird Early Education Moe
Creating trusting and long-lasting partnerships with our families and community is something I hold in the highest regard. I am passionate about supporting all those who walk through our doors, after all, relationships are the foundation to incredible learning journeys!
Alicia O'Connell, Centre manager, Bluebird Moe
Excellent child care centre! Both my kids have been here and they absolutely love it! The staff are so friendly and helpful! The food smells so good and my fussy daughter eats it all! You won’t regret it!
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.