About Our Centre:

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The Educators and Committee of Endeavour Child Care welcome you to our Centre.   We hope your association with us will be an enjoyable one.


Our aim is to provide quality of care for all children.  We offer them a safe and stimulating environment and a place where they feel happy to attend, and where parents feel confident to leave their children in our care.


Parent participation is encouraged in all matters affecting the welfare of your children.  Staff are willing to assist in any way they can with problems or concerns about your children.   The Director or any of your childs’ Educator’s can be approached at any convenient time.

Endeavour Child Care Centre first opened in 1988. We provide care for 55 children each day, from 6 weeks to 5 years of age.


We are assessed  by the Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority  under the National Quality Framework.


We follow the guidelines laid down by the following departments;

  • Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority

  • Department of Local Government & Communities Education and Care Regulatory Unit

  • Communicare

  • Department of Local Government and Communities

  • Australian Child Care Alliance

  • Centrelink

We offer both full-time and part-time care on a permanent basis with the correct Educator/child ratio is adhered to at all times.


At varying times during the week, the children ‘visit’ different areas of the Centre, enabling them to mix with siblings and friends who may be in a different peer group.

PHILOSOPHY AND GOALS:

 

At Endeavour Child Care Centre we aim to provide the highest level of care and education for your children in a warm, nurturing and safe environment. By creating a feeling of acceptance and sense of belonging, we provide an environment which enables each child to feel safe and secure.

 

Endeavour Child Care Centre has a unique personality. We believe:

CHILDREN

  • All children are made to feel as though others care about them, know them well and are interested in what they think, say and do. “A home away from home”.

  • We build on each child’s self-esteem developing warm, patient, trusting and respectful relationships.

  • The environment is relaxed and happy – Educators sit alongside and talk with the children.

  • Educators express ideas, feelings and humour with the children.

  • Educators use techniques, such as sign language and other tools to support inclusion and children with additional needs.

  • Children’s efforts and achievements are always acknowledged.

  • Engage children in conversations and routines that promote good nutrition and healthy eating habits.

FAMILIES

  • Are the primary influence in their child’s life – they know their child best. Their role as a parent is respected.

  • Families are invited to visit (orientation) and become familiar with the Centre before commencement.

  • Shared understanding of child’s strengths, interest’s abilities and needs are promoted.

  • Culture of open friendly communication communicating respectfully and sensitively.

  • Parent involvement, knowledge skills and expertise are encouraged.

  • Daily information is exchanged honestly and open with the families on arrival and departure.

  • When required families are referred to and supported to make contact with appropriate support services.

  • Priority is given to existing and past families requiring care.

TEAM

  • Diversity within the team in regards to skills, knowledge, experiences and cultural backgrounds.

  • Sufficient amount of Educators are available for supervision: Extra Educators are employed for morning and afternoon shifts.

  • Continuity of staffing arrangements when children are transitioning or orientating to the next room.

  • Staff are provided with regular opportunities to further their knowledge and education through the provision of workshops and in-services (external and internal)

  • Positive working relationships and an atmosphere of openness.

  • Educational Leader designated to lead the development and implementation of educational programs. Other roles include mentoring, talking with families and working with other early childhood professionals.

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

  • Our educational play-based programs assist each child to build and develop at their own individual rate with guidance and support. Deliberate, purposeful and intentional teaching opportunities are developed and aid the development of the “WHOLE” child following the Early Years Learning Framework, to optimise children’s learning.   Programs are flexible in delivery to incorporate spontaneity of ideas/ interests.

ENVIRONMENT

  • Educators structure environment so that it is inviting, free flowing, promote positive, flexible interactions.

  • Wonderful outdoor elements of nature with adequate shade designed for optimum supervision.

COMMUNITY

  • Educational Leader and Staff work collaboratively with other agencies to support children and families, to ensure the inclusion for all children.

  • Members of the local Community are invited to the Centre to contribute into the lives of all children.