Services and Facilities
The Early Learning Centre is located at
3 Resevoir Street, Rockhampton QLD 4700
Ph 49360880; firstname.lastname@example.org
Open 51 weeks per year.
Hours: 6:30am to 6pm Monday to Friday, closed on Public holidays.
We offer care in six age groups:
- Nursery 6 weeks to 15 months
- Junior Toddler Room 15 months to 2 years
- Toddler Room 2 years to 3 years
- Senior Toddler Room 2.5 years to 3.5 years
- Pre Kindy Room 2.5 years to 4 years
- Kindergarten 3 years to 5 years (child is to turn 4 years by 30 June in the year they commence Kindy)
Our Centre currently operates eight well equipped rooms offering a warm, nurturing environment to enhance your child’s development. Our Kindergarten Rooms, with a fully registered Early Childhood Teacher, operates a full Kindergarten program during term time. Our Service is an approved Kindergarten provider and follows the Kindergarten Learning Guide. Our Kindergarten children visit the school once per week to attend specialised Physical Education classes and/or visit the school library. The Centre also welcomes our Art and Music Teachers from the main School campus and offers extension opportunities for the Pre Kindy and Kindergarten age groups.
Our booking policy states a minimum two day booking in our younger rooms and a minimum three day booking for our Pre Kindy and Kindergarten age groups. This requirement ensures that we meet the Governments policy on a minimum of 15 hours in the Kindergarten year.
Outside, we have two large separate playgrounds specifically equipped with age appropriate equipment. Our outdoor program includes a wide variety of experiences and activities, which encourage learning through play. Safety guidelines are maintained at all times allowing your child to enjoy and explore outdoor activities in a secure environment.
Both outdoor areas are equipped with large shadeports providing excellent protection from the sun. Our Sun Smart policy ensures children are protected with sun-screen and hats at all times.
In addition we supply:
o All meals (Morning Tea, Lunch and Afternoon Tea)
o Nappies or Pull ups (for younger rooms)
o Sunscreen and Insect Repellent
o Baby Wipes
o Bucket Hat, Shirt, Water Bottle Sheet Set and Sheet Bag (upon payment of enrolment fee)
The Early Learning Centre is licensed by the Office for Early Childhood Education and Care and in compliance with the Education and Care Services National Regulations and Education and Care Services National Law Act 2010 and is monitored by officers from that Office. The Centre also follows the National Quality Framework working with the National Quality Standards for Early Childhood Education and Care. The National Quality Framework aims to raise quality and drive continuous improvement in education and care settings. The national body jointly governed by the Australian Government and state and territory governments – the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA). In October 2014 the Centre completed the Assessment and Rating process and has an overall rating of Exceeding National Quality Standards. Our Service goes beyond the requirements of the National Quality Standard in all seven quality areas.