- The Centre provides quality care and early childhood education, including preschool.
- Your child will be cared for and kept safe, secure and happy, in a warm, sensitive and developmentally appropriate environment.
- There is a program for all age groups, based on the Early Years Learning Framework for Australian Curriculum. This includes learning activities and experiences, both planned and spontaneous. Partnerships with families in developing programs are encouraged.
- Educators are responsible for programming and take great care in ensuring the program is designed to meet the individual needs and interests of each child. They ensure the program is age appropriate, challenging and enjoyable for the children. Educators plan, present and provoke learning activities based on individual observations and evaluations. A Reflective Diary records the children’s daily events and glimpses of their activities. This is displayed for parents/carers to view.
Differences Between Long Day Care and Preschool Services
Cudal Community Children’s Centre provides childcare and educational programming for all children. However, parents may choose between the long day care service and the preschool service. The table below shows the differences between the two types of enrollments. You may choose to use a combination of Preschool and Long Day Care.
|Preschool||Long Day Care|
|Education and care||Full education program and care||Full education program and care|
|Child’s age||4 – 5 years only||0 – 5 years|
|Service Hours||8.30am – 4pm||7.45am – 5.45pm|
|Days Available||Mon – Fri||Mon – Fri|
|Weeks Available||School Term only||48 weeks per year|
|School Holidays||Preschool service not available.|
Occasional care available at Long Day Care rates, CCS available for eligible families.
|Service continues as normal. Occasional care available.|
|Benefits/deductions||Claim Medicare Rebate on Preschool fees after payment||Claim CCS|