Services

Early Steps child care is dedicated to delivering quality education and learning in a loving care environment for your children. We offer a range of educational experiences and activities that are fun, exciting and challenging in a warm, caring environment. Our program is based on the Early Years Learning Framework and observations which provide individual reports for all children. 

We offer an affordable, caring, professional, purpose-built child care centre.
Business Hours:
Long Day Care Monday to Friday excluding Public Holidays
Between 7:00 am – 6:00 pm

Long day care charge is $105 a day

We Supply:
Nappies and sunscreen
Nutritional and dietary needs including fruit and home-cooked meals by our  cook
Stimulating educational, learning and caring programs
Qualified, experienced, friendly staff
Safe, fun-filled, well-equipped learning and caring environment.

The curriculum is play-based, and the programmes are based on building relationships with the whole child – aiming to meet the diverse individual needs by assisting children to develop their physical self, thinking and communicating self, social development, arts and creativity, design and technology, diversity and understanding of the world around them. We view the early years as one of the most vital times of a person’s life. Early childhood is important in that it is the time when children gain the essential skills, knowledge and dispositions critical for success in life.

Child Care Subsidy

On 2 July 2018 the Child Care Subsidy and Additional Child Care Subsidy replaced the previous child care fee assistance payments (Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate). Child Care Subsidy will generally be paid directly to your approved child care provider/s to reduce the fees you pay.

If you were receiving child care fee assistance before 2 July 2018 and haven’t transitioned to the Child Care Subsidy yet, you will need to submit a new Child Care Subsidy claim if you wish to receive child care fee assistance.

You will need to submit a new claim for Child Care Subsidy if you have only recently started using child care or if you claimed child care fee assistance as a lump sum in 2017-18 and wish to receive the new Child Care Subsidy in 2018-19.

You can submit a new Child Care Subsidy claim using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

https://www.education.gov.au/new-child-care-package-information-resources-families

About Our 6 Rooms

Dolphins Room

Dolphins Room: 8 weeks – 16 months

Licensed number of children: 12

General routine: 
Morning tea – 9:00 a.m.
Lunch – 11:00 a.m.
Sleep and bottle times are based on the child’s needs and pattern from home.

Afternoon tea – 2:00 p.m.

In the Dolphin room the educators focus on building positive relationships with all children and families, as we understand starting care is a big step and we want everyone to feel safe, secure and supported.

We aim to create a nurturing, stimulating environment where children/babies have the opportunity to learn and grow through play.

Educators incorporate basic sign language throughout the day to encourage the babies to learn to develop their communication skills.

 

Ladybugs Room

Ladybugs Room: 16 months – 2 years

Licensed number of children: 12

General routine: Morning tea – 9:00 a.m.
Lunch – 11:00 a.m.
Sleep and bottle times are based on the child’s needs and pattern from home

Afternoon tea – 2:00 p.m.

 

In the Ladybug room educators help children develop their gross motor skills by encouraging walking and climbing.

We help develop their sensory capabilities by getting the children involved with messy play, tasting new things and listening to different sounds.

We encourage the children to explore their environment with educators present to help them feel safe, as well as giving the children the sense of being, belonging and becoming.

 

Ducklings Room

Ducklings Room: 2 years – 2 years 6 months

Licensed number of children: 15

General routine: Morning tea – 9:30 a.m.
Lunch – 11:15 a.m.
Sleep as needed at 12:00 p.m

Afternoon tea – 2:30 p.m.

 

In the Duckling room we are focusing on building children’s language skills through books and singing as well as positive verbal interactions with our peers and educators.

We also are encouraging self-help skills and interdependence by supporting children and allowing them to make their own choices and giving the children the time to do tasks themselves.

 

Butterflies Room

Butterflies Room: 2 years 6 months – 3 years 6 moths

Licensed number of children: 15

General routine: Morning tea – 9:30 a.m.
Lunch – 11:15 a.m.
Sleep as needed at 12:00 p.m

Afternoon tea – 2:30 p.m.

 

In the Butterfly room we are working with the children to help develop self-help skills (serving of food, toileting and putting on own socks and shoes)

We are also encouraging positive peer interactions by guiding the children through play experiences.

The children are being encouraged to develop fine and gross motor skills to enable them to achieve a range of movements to help their coordination.

 

Tree Frogs Room

Tree frogs Room: 3 – 4 years old

Licensed number of children: 20

General routine: Morning tea – 9:30 a.m.
Lunch – 11:30 a.m.
Sleep / Rest 12:00 p.m.

Afternoon tea – 2:30 p.m.

In the Tree Frog room we are learning our colours, numbers and letters.

We are building friendships with our peers through play.

We are raising Tadpoles and following their life cycle while growing into Frogs.

We are also expanding on our knowledge and learning a second language, Arabic.

Tigers Room

Tigers Room: 4 years old to school age
Licensed number of children: 25

General routine: Morning tea – 10:00 a.m.
Lunch – 12:00 a.m.
Rest is offered at 12:30 p.m.
Afternoon tea – 3:00 p.m.

 

Our kindy room is full of adventure, creativity and extended learning.

We include a program which focuses on numeracy, literacy and science.

Encouraging children to become strong learners, the children can learn through group interactions and fun play.

Children are programmed for individually as each child learns differently and are at different stages of knowledge.

 

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