Our weekly rotating menu helps us to promote good health and nutrition. We provide the children with a range of nutritionally balanced meals that are all prepared with the freshest ingredients by our in-house cook. Dietary requirements are also accommodated, whether they be allergy or intolerance related or culturally based.
At every age, we promote creative and imaginative thought and allow the children to be the individuals that they are. The children love to play in the garden, complete art activities and dress up. We also find our fort and boat features in many pretend games as does our home corner, pretend shop, dolls and musical instruments. Recently, we took the kids on a local bush walk where they discovered a variety of animals and food sources.
The extracurricular activities at Village Kids Children’s Centre Cranbrook are chosen because they extend the fun and adventure our centre delivers. They are suited for all kids in our care, aged between six weeks and twelve years.
- Capoeira lessons
- Visits from Wildlife
- Bush walking
- Charity events and fundraisers
- Mini Olympic games
- Cooking lessons
- Book Week
Annual special events:
- Chinese New Year
- NAIDOC Week
- Harmony Day
- Early Childhood Educators Day
We also focus on sustainability at the Centre and teach the children about how to care for the environment. We take part in a variety of activities to promote sustainability including the use of scrap buckets to feed our chickens, recycling where we can, conserving water and using our worm farm and vegetable garden.
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
- 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.