What’s Provided

What's Provided

Infant Daycare
Infant Daycare
Early Years Childcare
Early Years Childcare
Kindergarten & Preschool
Kindergarten & Preschool
nappies
hats
sunscreen
food
Morning Tea
Lunch
Afternoon Tea

Health and nutrition

Creswick Children’s Services focuses on providing a range of healthy meals, some of which use the vegetables we’ve grown in our own gardens. We work to the Victorian Healthy Eating Guidelines and teach the children about how best to care for their bodies. Our menu rotates every six weeks ensuring the children never get sick of the food, and we review our menu every three months. Favourites include Spanish beef and beans, spaghetti bolognaise and dips with vegetables.

We also hold cooking experience classes and host community visitors including Harold the Giraffe from the Life Education Program.

Activities

At the centre we take part in a number of extracurricular activities, events and celebrations, some of which include:

  • The Thai Water Festival
  • Australia Day
  • The French Lights Festival
  • Charity events and fundraisers
  • Melbourne Cup
  • Remembrance Day
  • Christmas and Easter
  • Learning different languages
  • A weekly sports session with our personal trainer

Sustainability practices

Sustainability is part of our learning program. We teach the children how to appreciate our natural world by observing natural processes and how all the components interconnect to make the world go round. On any day the children can garden, feed our chickens or have a chat with our hermit crab, recycle, reuse and conserve water and electricity.

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
  • Dyslexia
  • 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.