ABOUT US


OUR PHILOSOPHY


At Virginia Park Child Care we believe we have a responsibility to provide high quality education and care for children and their families in an atmosphere that creates trust and stability.  Children, who feel that they are safe, loved and valued have the best possible starting point.  A child’s trust also develops from the relationship that their family has with our educators.  We therefore place a high emphasis on building respectful and reciprocal relationships with each family, and valuing cultural diversity within our Centre.

We believe each child can contribute to their own learning.  By listening to and observing each child we aim to support their sense of being, belonging and becoming, through our reflective education program.  We hope that through our holistic approach, our children will develop a strong sense of self, become successful and confident learners and build an understanding of where they belong in their family, and local and wider community.

We are proud to be a community based; family focused Centre and are committed to ongoing improvement in all aspects of our work.


EARLY YEARS FRAME WORK


The Education and Care Services Regulations 2011 sets out two Frameworks upon which we base our education program:

The Early Years Learning Framework – Belonging, Being & Becoming
The Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework
For information regarding the above please go to:  http://www.acecqa.gov.au


MANAGEMENT AND STAFF


Elected parent committee
Experienced and dedicated centre management
Qualified and professional educators


EDUCATION


Attachment and trust are two of the fundamentals that children require to give them the best start to base their learning from.

Our educators use the five learning outcomes from the Early Years Learning Framework:

  1. Children have a strong sense of identity
  2. Children are connected with and contribute to their world
  3. Children have a strong sense of well being
  4. Children are confident and involved learners
  5. Children are effective communicators

upon which the educational program is based. Each child’s learning is documented to show what your child is learning, how they are developing and what particular learning interests them. Your input into their learning is very important to us.


MEALS


Breakfast is offered until 8.30am

  • Morning tea – fruit
  • Lunch – a cooked meal
  • Afternoon tea – a variety of snacks

Our qualified cook provides a nutritious and varied menu based on the Victoria State Governments program, based on guidelines set out by the National Health and Medical Research Council. All delicious meals are prepared on site.

ALL DIETARY REQUIREMENTS ARE CATERED FOR.