At Swan Childcare, we believe each child is a unique individual.
Our programs are fun, joyful, educational and informative with a healthy mix of play, art, craft, singing, dancing, reading and resting being provided in flexible indoor-outdoor environments. We create a healthy and safe environment that allows children to be creative, stimulated and curious.
Children’s Learning: At Swan Childcare we are implementing the national learning system Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF). The Early Years Learning Framework describes the principles, practice and outcomes essential to support and enhance young childrens learning from birth to five years of age, as well as their transition to school. The EYLF has five outcomes which are:
Children have a strong sense of identity
Children are connected with and contribute to their world
Children have a strong sense of wellbeing
Children are confident and involved learners
Children are effective communicators.
All children experience learning that is engaging and builds success for life by:
-BELONGING - “You belong in your house with your family”
-BEING –“If you want to be a mermaid you can imagine”
-BECOMING – “When you keep planting you become a gardener”.
The centre regularly observes documents and evaluates all practices, to continually update and improve the quality of service and standard of care we provide.
As Educators, we work in a collaborative way, sharing our knowledge and expertise. We work with children to discover ideas, provide opportunities for learning and engage in active research alongside the children. It is important to respond to children’s expertise, cultural traditions and ways of knowing, the languages spoken by some children, particularly Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, and the strategies used by children with additional needs to negotiate their everyday lives. Staff are committed to ongoing training and learning in the childcare field. Staff meetings are on a regular basis to discuss issues arising from the centre and also evaluate their childcare practices.
We conduct a United National Endorsed Character Education Program, “The Virtues Project”, which brings out the best in children – confidence, kindness, friendliness, peacefulness, courage, courtesy… and build their self-esteem ready for their future. The educator at Swan Childcare will continue to:
-Provide quality educational curriculums monitored on a regular basis in order to assess the children’s progress.
-Promoting healthy habits and physical development.
-Encouraging self-respect, respect for others and respect for their environment.
-Advancing social, emotional and cognitive development.
-The above is best achieved through partnership with parents/families
Families are recognised as the primary educator in a child’s life. We facilitate families’ teachings to their children within our programs. To support this, families are encouraged to participate in all programs and activities. A healthy open relationship between parent/families, children and staff creates a feeling of “family and unity” and is important for the happiness and wellbeing of children. For the protection of your child, families who wish to participate will attend a short training session so they are aware of the philosophy and the joyful, gentle way we treat children in the centre.
Meals are provided to children with the nutrients that their bodies need to grow, they are able to develop and reach their physical and mental potential. We offer breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and late snack; fruits is offered to children 3 times a day.
Safe food handling and hygiene practices are observed at all times.
REMEMBER: SWAN KIDS ARE HAPPY KIDS
Derrimut centre coming soon