A Few Words About Rose Bay Cottage
Our educators are a team of dedicated Early Childhood teachers who work hard to ensure that every child and their family is made to feel welcome and a valued part of our Rose Bay family. We are a small 40 place long day care centre that caters to the needs of all children and families from 8 weeks to school age, inclusive of a school readiness program.
We welcome family input, recognising families as the most significant people in the lives of the children, and that in order to provide the best quality care and education setting for children we must collaborate and communicate with families. Developing these partnerships allows us to implement a child focused curriculum, based on the children’s interests that cater for the development of the whole child, inspiring a love for learning.
Our educators represent many cultures and nationalities and are able to speak a number of different languages such as Portuguese, German, French, Hebrew, Dutch, Tagalong, Korean and Spanish. We value diversity, respect and inclusion and celebrate the history, culture and future of all families.
Our fees are all-inclusive and include an Early Childhood Education Curriculum, extra-curricular activities, Learn and Grow program, transition to school and readiness program for preschool aged children, qualified Early Childhood Professionals, meals, milk, formula, nappies and sunscreen.
Our meals are inclusive of hot lunches and dinners and our amazing Israeli chef is able to adapt our menu for any special dietary requirements working together with Munch and Move, the NSW health initiative.
Our community is important to us hence we have a lot of incursions such as visits from the local police, dentist, fire fighters and authors. We also love to go on excursions which includes visiting the local schools, farmers markets, art shows and the library.
Our 2 to 5 years playground features a small climbing wall, natural slide, cobblestone bike track and a sandpit with natural sandstone boulders and a bridge to define it. These natural spaces and materials help children to connect with nature, nurture imagination and provide the challenges and ‘safe’ risks necessary for development. We also have a large covered deck area which allows for indoor and outdoor play and investigation.
Our separate 0 to 2’s outdoor space features a sandpit and covered veranda. Our space is designed with nature in mind and ensures that all elements within the environment reflect natural resources to foster children’s sense of discovery, investigation and promote engagement with their surroundings.
Both outdoor environments have edible garden beds to promote healthy eating and wellbeing and support the children in their learning to take care of our environment. Sustainability is valued as an important part of our daily life and embedded in all areas of learning including training for our educators.
All rooms have air conditioning and video surveillance.
We are reached easily via public transport and the next bus stop is 40 metres on Old South Head Road near Onslow street (386, 387 to and from Bondi Junction).