The centre consists of two beautiful villas. One villa providing care and education for Infants and Toddlers. With the other villa catering for the Preschool children. Both villas have beautiful large outdoor areas with mature trees providing shade and play areas that the children can explore, be creative, work together, exercise and get closer to nature and learn.
We are open 8am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday.
Our fee schedule is included in our enrolment pack and available at the centre and also online. All childcare fees must be paid one week in advance and are to be paid weekly by AP or direct credit or bank debit. We do not provide eftpos or banking facilities at the Centre. A registration fee of $50.00 is due when enrolment is confirmed. Our Fee Policy is reviewed annually.
We maintain ratios of 1:4 for infants, 1:5 for toddlers and 1:8 for preschool children.
To help our busy parents all disposable nappies are provided for children in the centre.
We close for statutory holidays and do have an annual Christmas Break (approx. 2 weeks) which is decided in consultation with families at the centre. During the Christmas break no fees are charged.
We have received a GOLD Healthy Heart Award from the Heart Foundation for the amazing things we do to promote healthy food and physical activity.
Our aim is to encourage healthy eating habits. Cooked by our in-house cook we provide morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and a late snack. The current menu is displayed on the Parents Notice board and is on a 4 weekly rotation.
With assistance from teachers children are taught to self-serve their food and use real crockery, glassware and utensils. We are helping our children to develop healthy habits and healthy hearts for life.
Allergies, Food Intolerances and Special Dietary Requirements
This is a shared responsibility of the child’s family and centre. Please see our Food Policy attached.
Please let your child’s teacher know if you send food in with your child. No chewing gum, lollies or food that contains peanuts are permitted into the centre. We are a NO NUT Centre.
In the preschool playground we have a trampoline that the child enjoy jumping on and provides a fun way for children to access exercise. It is used with safety net and safety pads in place. Safety rules on how to use the trampoline are regularly taught to the children.
We would love to have you and your child as part of the family. Enrol with us today and start your child's Natural steps into early childhood education.