A Few Words About Vaucluse Cottage
Vaucluse Cottage has been operating since 2012 in the beautiful and scenic suburb of Vaucluse NSW. We are driven by a close community of families living locally within the area and our center caters for 50 children per day from ages 8 weeks to 6 years.
Our strong, highly qualified team of Early Childhood Educators strive on providing love, care, and education for each individual child while following the Early Years Learning Framework.
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.
Our inclusive fees cover meals, milk, formula, nappies, and sunscreen.
We welcome family input recognizing families are the most significant people in the lives of children. 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 have our own parent communications app designed exclusively for all families at Active Kids Group. Our secure parent portal always facilitates effortless parent involvement. 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. This is done 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 your family via this app in case you have any questions or comments.
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 and are 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 environments are separated into two sections and have been designed to allow children to learn, discover, investigate, and grow at their own pace within natural surroundings.
The children can also actively participate in caring for our vibrant 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 four week seasonal rotational menu that caters 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 come and visit our center weekly to deliver specially designed programs for our 2 to 5 year old children.
Vaucluse Cottage holds a variety of events throughout the year which reflect the surrounding community and we encourage our families to participate in these events. Events range from Seasonal holidays and celebrations such as Lunar New Year, Easter, St Patrick’s Day, Christmas and many more.
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What our Families are saying...
“Both my children attended Vaucluse Cottage and I cannot speak highly enough of the individualised care and attention the educators provided. And what a beautiful location...a natural landscape to offer the children a taste of what nature provides! A must see!“
“My daughter Mini is attending Vaucluse cottage, and my son attended when he was 18th months until he continued to big school. Mini loves coming here, it has the best outdoor area! The staff are great loving and caring and she is always happy when she returns home.“
“Brilliant with the children keep up the good work. Thank you for caring for my daughter“