Hours of Operation: 7.00am to 6.00pm
Vaucluse Cottage has been operating since 2012 in the beautiful scenic suburb of Vaucluse. It is driven by the close community of families living locally within the area. Our center caters for 50 children per day aged 8 weeks to 6 years.
At Vaucluse Cottage, we are built on a strong, highly qualified team of Early Childhood Educators who strive on providing love, care and education for each individual child.
Our Early Childhood Educational curriculum, the Early Years Learning Framework, is rich in meaning and ensures all children’s emerging interests, knowledge and abilities are acknowledged. We encourage the children to foster a love of learning through play and exploration. We incorporate school readiness for our 3 to 5 year old children and we incorporate life readiness skills from commencement of care.
We welcome family input recognising families are the most significant people in the lives of the children. In order to provide the best quality care and education setting for our 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 caters to the development of the child inspiring a love of learning.
We also use our own parent communication app. Designed exclusively for all families at Active Kids Group. Our secure parent portal, facilitates effortless parent involvement at all times. This is a great tool for parents to help track children’s progress and offer input and feedback in relation to their child’s learning.
The Active Kids Group app is designed to enable parents to participate holistically in their child’s experience through photos, notes and stories. Through a secure and private log-in, parents gain access to snapshots of the day, which complements the personal interaction at the centre. Our educators are always available to speak with you and your family on a daily basis.
Our centre consists of 3 age groups:
0 to 2 years Nursery Room
2 to 3 years Toddler Room
3 to 5 years Preschool Room
Our indoor environments are reflective of our commitment to natural settings fitted with wooden furniture and toys. The indoor environments are separated into sections to cater for the differing age groups and are programmed with age appropriate activities and experiences.
Our beautiful, natural outdoor environment is separated into 2 sections and has been designed to allow children to learn, discover, investigate, grow and develop at their own pace within natural surroundings. Children actively participate in caring for our vegetable garden and sustaining our worm farm.
Our Chef works on-site and prepares fresh nutritious meals including Breakfast, Morning Tea, Hot Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Late Snack and Dinner. We have a 4 week rotational seasonal menu and cater to all children’s needs including any special dietary requirements.
Our Learn and Grow team consists of a Fitness Coach, Language Teacher (French) and a Dance/Drama Teacher that visit our centre weekly to deliver a specially designed program for our 2-5 year old children.
Throughout the year, Vaucluse Cottage holds a variety of events which reflect the surrounding community which we encourage our families to participate in.
Our fees include meals, milk, formula, nappies and sunscreen.