What’s Provided

What's Provided

Infant Daycare
Infant Daycare
Early Years Childcare
Early Years Childcare
Kindergarten & Preschool
Kindergarten & Preschool
Vacation Care
Vacation Care
Outside School Hours Care
Outside School Hours Care
nappies
sheets
sunscreen
food
Morning Tea
Lunch
Afternoon Tea

Health and Nutrition

Meal times are a great opportunity to talk about what we’re eating and how to make healthy food choices. Our full-time cook provides delicious meals including beef stir fry, pumpkin soup, chilli con-carne and regular favourites – lasagne, garlic bread and pasta carbonara. We always aim for a tasty meal, with all the right nutritional values.

We have a seasonal menu that rotates every four weeks, so children get to try something new at times as well. Lighter snacks include healthy choices like fruit and yoghurt, veggie muffins or cheese and vegemite scrolls.

Our centre is egg and nut free and we provide gluten free bread and lactose free milk to children with special dietary needs. We always try to accommodate any special dietary needs, so please come and talk to us.

Activities

Your child will love coming to Aussie Kindies Cranbourne. We believe in keeping things interesting for children, so we’re always creating new learning activities to keep them involved. Our eight rooms are colourful and stocked with a range of art and craft supplies, dress-ups, toys, activities and games. Outside play areas are designed for children to climb, run and learn. We really enjoy getting out in the fresh air and encourage children in developing healthy habits for life.

Culture is a central part of our learning and inspires many extracurricular activities. Children might dress in traditional clothes for multicultural week or bring food, art, music and more, to reflect their cultural heritage. A past favourite has been the visiting Chinese cultural dance performances. We’d love to hear about your family’s cultural heritage.

Annual events:

  • Safety Village visit
  • Multicultural week
  • Chinese New Year
  • Ramadan
  • NAIDOC week
  • Christmas

Children with Additional Needs

We welcome all children with a wide variety of abilities, backgrounds or needs. If your child requires extra medical, emotional or learning support, we will tailor our care for them and work closely with you to ensure they have a smooth transition into our centre. This includes seeking support from other networks or professionals to bridge any gaps in our service delivery.

Some of the additional needs and support which can be provided at our centre include but are not limited to:

  • English as a second language
  • Autism spectrum
  • Dyslexia
  • Physical disabilities
  • Minor or serious medical conditions
  • Emotional issues

Our team cultivates a warm atmosphere of inclusion through continuous improvement and open communication. We are confident that your child will benefit from our dedicated approach to care and education.

Please speak to our staff about your child’s individual needs and how we can accommodate them.

Together we can create a plan to help them reach their full potential.

Child Safety & Welfare

All aspects of our operations are in line with the National Quality Standards and the Early Years Learning Framework. This includes our Health and Safety policy. All educators follow our health and safety policies and procedures and have access to these online.

We understand that leaving your child in someone else’s care is a difficult thing to do. We assure you that safety is our top priority and our educators follow safety practices every day.

At all times, we ensure that our centre is secure and free of hazards, both inside and out. Fire drills and UV checks are a regular part of our informed approach to safety. We emphasise safety education by creating an atmosphere of safety awareness in all aspects of the day. You will see visual safety guides around our centre, such as our sun smart posters. These tools support our lessons about safety, which we discuss as part of the curriculum. We take every opportunity to act as role models, pointing out tripping or slipping hazards and putting hats and sunscreen on for outdoor play. We talk about stranger danger so that children can build awareness and can freely talk to us if they are scared or worried. We aim to teach children to think about their own safety habitually too.