Learning and care
As a parent or carer of a young child, you are the main influence on your child’s development. Early childhood learning and care services exist to help you with this important role.
Learning and care services offered by Children’s Centres operate under the National Quality Framework (NQF). The NQF aims to raise the quality of services across Australia through its National Quality Standard. The standard includes the Early Years Learning Framework, a curriculum framework to guide staff in developing quality learning and care programs for children.
At our centre we offer the following services:
The preschool provides 15 hours of universal access to children who are 4 years of age before the 30th of April (30th of July for Defence families). Aboriginal children and children under the Guardianship of the Minister are able to attend sessional preschool from 3 years of age. Preschool programs are play-based educational programs designed and delivered by qualified teachers using the Early Year Learning Framework.
We have two groups of preschool children who either attend:
Group one: Monday and Tuesday 8:15am – 3:45pm
Group two: Wednesday and Thursday 8:15am – 3:45pm
Play group provides an interactive and fun opportunity for children and parents to play and learn together. Playgroups are usually supported by an early childhood professional to provide support, information and advice regarding children’s health, learning and development.
At Renown Park Children’s Centre our play groups provide children and families opportunities to meet and socialise while supporting their children to develop new skills and abilities through play.
We currently have a play group that runs Thursday’s 9am to 11am during term time in our community rooms. We ask that families bring along a piece of fruit to share and the cost is a gold coin donation. All families welcome!
During your child’s last term at preschool, you will be informed about orientation visits to the school your child will be attending. We will support your child with this transition through communication with the school and sharing your child’s unique abilities and strengths with them.
We are committed to strengthening our connections with our local school which we are located on site with to ensure a smooth transition for all children. Our teachers work closely with the Reception teachers to support continuity of learning for our children and we are excited to have the school librarian visit each fortnight to build relationships and share the joy of books. We are able to stay connected to many families who attend Brompton PS through our Community Programs in our community spaces and our close proximity to the school during break times and before and after school.
Occasional Care provides families with access to sessional occasional care, targeting children not accessing other early childhood education and care programs. It promotes young children’s development and learning by increasing access to a high quality early childhood education and care program.
Our occasional care is offered to children from 1 to 4 years. If you would like more information please contact the centre.