Centres of high standards
Our centres aim to be over and above the regulations when it comes to staff qualifications and ratios, reflected in almost all of our centres exceeding the industry's National Quality Standards.
All Early Education Centres - not-for-profit and commercial - undertake periodic independent assessments by the industry's legislative body in NSW, the Department of Education and Communities. The assessment reviews compliance with the National Regulations and National Quality Standards.
Council has been operating childcare centres and services for 40 years. Our first centre at Moore Street, Sutherland, recently celebrated its 40th birthday - a milestone reflecting the outstanding level of care and education we deliver.
Safe & nurturing environments
We deliver fun and engaging learning programs in safe environments which are fully compliant with industry regulations. Our Safety and Compliance Specialists oversee quality, safety and compliance with industry regulations at every Council childcare location.
Our Educators are nurturing, engaging and extremely committed to the children in their care. They form close bonds with the children and their families, adopting a partnership approach with families to deliver the best outcomes for every child.
Programs & school readiness
Education, incorporating academic and life skills, occurs from the moment a child walks through our doors. Infants, toddlers and pre-schoolers experience age appropriate learning on a daily basis. The children learn through play and our Educators plan intentional, play-based learning experiences and investigations that incorporate children's learning goals.
Among council’s planned early childhood curriculum is a highly effective preparation for school program, equal to those offered by preschools but with the benefit of longer opening hours.
Early childhood teams
Among our highly experienced teams are two early childhood trained teachers at every centre. One of the main ingredients of quality care is the strength and experience of educators. We recruit carefully to ensure we have the best teams on board.
Not for profit
Our centres do not make a profit. Fees are reinvested back into the service, allowing us to implement upgrades such as new playgrounds.
Strong community connections
Our centres enjoy strong connections with neighbouring primary schools and community organisations.
We focus on building highly collaborative relationships with the families who use our services, encouraging them to contribute to the children’s curriculum to ensure it exceeds their child’s needs.
Frequently asked questions
You may find it useful to read answers to frequently asked questions (including information about fees, childcare rebates, placement rules etc) before applying for childcare with us.
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Changing a Booking (existing customers)
Enquiries can be directed to Children's Services on 9710 0466 or firstname.lastname@example.org