Hours of Operation
Early Explorers Childcare is open from 7.00am to 6.00pm, Monday – Friday. Our Centre is closed on weekends and public holidays.
At Early Explorers Childcare our cook prepares a variety of fresh home-cooked meals every day
- morning tea,
- afternoon tea
- late afternoon snack.
Some meals are “helped” by the children creating an opportunity to learn different foods and skills, with a strong focus on food hygiene and food safety. Meals are included in our Fees, there is no additional cost and our menu is displayed on our notice board, you are welcome to come in and view. All Meals are carefully selected, ensuring a well balanced and nutritious diet
It is important that we are informed of any special dietary requirements upon enrolment, including allergies or personal dietary choices. No food from home is to be brought to the centre or packed in your child’s bag. This is due to certain foods being harmful or life threatening to children with severe allergies. Parents are required to bring already prepared and clearly named bottles for children on formula or expressed breast milk.
When your child enrols, we create their own personal portfolio. The Portfolio displays some of the learning and develoment that has taken place over their time with us. When perusing your child’s portfolio you will see pictures complimented with a short story of the activity engaged, the learning that has taken place and comments/quotes from your child. These are great for seeing your child’s progress and make great memorabilia of their childhood. The portfolio is available for you to look at any time and is yours to take when your child leaves.
We value your feedback in the “Parent voice section” for your child’s learning stories. We encourage you to look at the portfolio with your child – they are very proud of these and would love sharing them with you. You can also “opt in” to receive learning stories via email.
We believe our children will thrive in our beautiful and spacious outdoor area. Our natural outdoor area allows children plenty of opportunity to run around, explore, discover and engage with the wonders of nature (we have real grass!!!). Furthermore, outside experiences such as obstacle courses and sports equipment offer additional fun and enjoyment while enhancing physical development. Water-play and messy-play are perfect for exploring textures and for particularly developing arm/hand muscles/finger muscles, which helps children develop their pincer grip ready for writing.
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