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About Us

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Hours of Operation

Viewbank Early Childhood Centre is opened Monday to Friday from 6:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m.

Fee Structure

Our Fees are inclusive of meals, snacks, nappies and suncare for all children attending the Centre, and depending on your family's needs, are charged either:

  • Daily - (6:30 a.m - 6:30 p.m.) 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 days of the week, using whatever hours required over the 12 hours we are open
  • 1/2 day sessions - (a.m. session) 6:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. OR (p.m. session) 12:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (subject to availability)
  • Occasional Care - half day or full day (subject to availability)

For our policies and information regarding Fees and Payments please refer to- Information regarding Viewbank Early Childhood Centre fees.

Facilities

Our open plan building design gives the children room to move and to engage freely in their activities.

Ducted heating and evaporative cooling allow the children to function in conditions that are comfortable for their various activities all year round.

Our large, spacious playgrounds offer a variety of equipment and activities in open and sun-sheltered areas, which can be used by children of all ages.

Ample off street parking makes access to the Centre safe and easy. Regular bus services provide public transport to and from local railway stations and shopping centres.

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Your Child’s Wellbeing

Parting with your child for any given time of the day can often be a stressful experience for both parents and children.

Viewbank Early Childhood Centre aims to ease the transition of care from your home to the Centre by providing a 'home like', Family Grouped environment, where the grouping of children more closely resembles that of a family structure. Our Family Grouping environment encourages children of all ages and abilities to support, help and learn from each other, and ensures each child feels welcomed and nurtured. We provide inviting, stimulating and secure environments that support children to become independent, confident and inquisitive learners, and where you can feel relaxed in the comfort and knowledge that your child is safe and happy throughout their stay with us.

Our aim is to provide high quality early childhood education and care that meets the needs of children and parents through excellence in service, innovation and leadership.

Babies and children up to 6 years of age are catered for on a full-time, part-time, and occasional basis depending on availability.

Educators

Our educators have been chosen for their experience and commitment to providing excellence in education and care.  They interact with children in a warm and friendly manner, and are accommodating and responsive to their individual needs and feelings.

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Food and Nutrition

A well balanced and nutritious diet is essential for normal growth and development in children.  Our six week cyclic menuis displayed in the foyer, and is carefully planned to meet the nutritional and educational needs of your children.  We also cater for children with special dietary requirements.

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Emergent Curriculums

Through our 'emergent curriculums', based around children's interests in each grouping environment, a range of activities and experiences are offered for each child, which are designed to foster the development of the "whole child" throughout all stages of their development.

Kindergarten

We run a state funded, 4 year old kinderprogram, which is planned for, and run by a qualified kindergarten teacher.  Play is vital to a pre-school child's development.  Our kindergarten program has an emphasis on a play based approach to learning to develop the individual child and build success for life.  Children play an active role in their own learning and the learning of others through our indoor and outdoor programs.

Family Grouping

Our Family Grouping rooms provide a home-like environment, where the mixed grouping of children from birth up to 6 years of age, more closely resembles that of a family structure, which has meaning for each child and ensures every child feels welcomed and nurtured.  An environment that is responsive to the interests and abilities of each child, and caters for different learning capacities, most effectively supports the way children learn and develop. Therefore we believe that our Family Grouping structure (as well as our Kinder programs) provide the most appropriate settings to foster all areas of a child's early learning and development.

An important feature of a successfully mixed family grouping program is the understanding that everyday routines, as well as experiences or activities, are not only possible but can be beneficial for children and more interesting for the educators.  The Family Grouping approach is based on the principle of consistency and continuity of care for children, and enables us to provide your child with an environment where they can not only feel safe and secure in, but one which they can develop a sense of belonging.  Please read more about the benefits of our Family Groupingstructure.

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