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:
Long Day Care or Occasional Care
There are two rooms: The Mulga (6 weeks – 3 years), The Hive (3 – 6 years). We offer an integrated childcare and preschool program.
The long day care program operates between 7:30am – 6:00pm. Parents are required to arrive at least 10 minutes prior to pick up to allow staff to share information about their child’s day. All children and parents need to leave the Centre no later than 6.00pm in the evening as this is when the Centre’s licence for Long Day Care finishes.
Preschool runs on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 8:45am – 3:30pm.
Your child generally needs to be four years of age before being able to attend their entitlement of 15 hours of DECD funded preschool. If you have a child with special needs, of Aboriginal descent, or has been assessed as gifted, they may be eligible for additional sessions. Please speak with staff to discuss your requirements.
Playgroup provides an interactive and fun opportunity for children and parents to play and learn together. Our playgroup is supported by an early childhood educator to provide support, information and advice regarding children’s health, learning and development.
At our centre we offer a range of playgroups throughout the week for children aged 0 – 5.
For more information please contact Goolwa Children’s Centre on 8555 2509.
All Children’s Centres offer a range of services:
Information about all Children’s Centres.
Last updated: September 21, 2021 at 12:09 pm