Welcome to Federal Community Children’s Centre

DSC_0490Federal Community Children’s Centre is committed to providing the highest quality care and education for children aged 2-5 years of age. As a response to the needs of the community we offer care for toddlers and have a preschool option. We pride ourselves in being the only service that provides a tailored ` best fit for families’. You can choose a combination of Long Day care and preschool.

Our Centre has been assessed and rated by the NSW Department of Education and Communities as Exceeding national Standards. The assessment process covers the seven quality areas of educational program and practice, children’s health and safety, physical environment, staffing arrangements, relationships with children, collaborative partnerships with families and communities and leadership and service management.

We place a great deal of emphasis upon connection. Connection with each other, connection with community and connection with nature. Our nature based program encourages a love of and respect for nature. Children are enabled to explore our bush tucker garden/outdoor environment  building deep knowledge, skills, respect and a sense of wonder in the natural world. Our experienced and qualified educators  not only share their knowledge and passion for the natural world   but also delight in  learning alongside the children. We model and encourage scientific processes such as careful observation, prediction, investigation, hypothesising and testing, as well as encouraging dispositions such as patience, persistence, respect and the disposition to look closely at the world. Children develop both factual and heuristic knowledge and skills, enhancing their confidence and self esteem.

Storypark: We utilise this platform to communicate with families.

Storypark Families app

https://main.storypark.com/about

We use this safe platform to share your child’s learning and collaborate with families. Storypark was designed to help you to record and share your child’s milestones and activities. Share moments with the whole family or as a private message. Begin a record of your child’s life you’ll cherish forever.

 

Our Standards and Aims

We are rated as Exceeding the National Quality Standard. read more…

We aim to partner with parents and the wider Federal community to provide a service where children can experience diverse social, cultural and educational activities in the context of learning through play.

We offer an opportunity for your child to learn through play with our qualified staff, and have fun with children from the local and wider community.

 

Capacity, Hours, Fees and Enrolment

Federal Community Children’s Centre is a 35 place service with a toddler and 3-5 year old room. We also provide a school transition program for 4-5 year old’s.

We provide:
• Long Day Care for 2-5 year olds.  8.00am -4.30pm Monday to Friday, 48 weeks a year.
• Preschool  for 3-5 year olds. 8.00am -3.30pm during the school terms. Aimed for low income families and who have a health care card. Contact us about enrolling your child today

Fees

Long Day Care $12-$90 dependent on your Child care Subsidy eligibility.

Preschool $15 (4 year olds) $30 (3 year olds, Must have a Health Care Card)- In 2022 we offer free preschool with paid extended hours dependent on availability.

 

Educational  Program

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quality Care and Education for children aged 2-5.
Our hours are 8.00am – 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.

• Affordable fees ( government subsidies apply)
• Qualified and experienced staff
• Nestled in the Hinterland with a large indoor and outdoor area
• Innovative child-centred educational program
• School transition program
• Workshops for parents
• Bush tucker living classroom/ Bush Kindy
• ACECQA approved service
• Dedicated toddler room for five children (2 year olds)