Early Learning Centre incorporating Pre-Prep
The Early Learning Centre (incorporating Pre-Prep) is located within the beautiful grounds of The Cathedral School, looking out over majestic rain trees and the picturesque lagoon.
Children from 6 weeks to school age are able to participate in age-appropriate programs under the watchful eye of professional and caring staff. With an emphasis on learning through play and positive social interactions with peers, children begin developing the frameworks for a life-long educational journey.
The Cathedral School Early Learning Centre aims to provide a safe, caring and Christian environment which supports the learning and personal development of each child. Learning is seen as a partnership and shared responsibility between the Centre, family and student. A climate of mutual trust and respect is created through open, positive communication between staff, parents and children.
Programs and practices are developmentally and age appropriate, and are designed to support and foster the social, emotional, cognitive, creative and physical development of each child.
Hours of Operation
The Centre is open from 7.00am to 6.00pm for 50 weeks of the year. It is closed on weekends and public holidays, and there is a two-week closure around Christmas each year.
Pre-Prep children have the option of a "school-hours only" program with a qualified early childhood teacher from 8.30am to 3.00pm during school terms.
The Centre is licensed by the Department of Education and Training under the Education and Care Services National Law Act 2010 and Education and Care Services National Regulations 2011. The Centre must meet government requirements regarding activities, programming, staff qualifications and child-staff ratios according to the current legislation. The Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) provides a National Quality Framework for assessing child care centres to ensure quality is being maintained.
Children in the Early Learning Centre are not required to wear a uniform but should wear appropriate clothing depending on the weather conditions however children in Pre-Prep are required to wear The Cathedral School Sports Uniform which consists of the navy sports shorts and polo shirt with the navy sports hat. Uniforms are available from The Cathedral School Retail Outlet.
Sun Smart Policy
“NO HAT – NO PLAY” “SLIP, SLOP, SLAP”
The Cathedral School realises the need to protect children’s skin and educate them about SunSmart behaviour, thus reducing the risk of skin damage from exposure to the sun.
We ask that sunscreen is applied to children before attending the centre each day. Staff will reapply sunscreen during the day when required. Parents may choose to supply their own sunscreen.
We fully support age appropriate childhood immunisation. On enrolment we require to sight original certificates. If children are not immunised we will require relevant Commonwealth documentation.
The Centre follows exclusion guidelines for children and staff with infectious diseases. We will exclude any child from care if they are not immunised, when there is a case or outbreak of one of the childhood diseases for which there is immunisation.
The Centre does not supply meals. We encourage children to bring healthy and nutritious snacks, meals and drinks. Fridges are supplied in each room for cool storage. Children depending on their length of stay will need to bring, 1, 2 or 3 meals and drinks: morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.
To encourage good health, nutrition and dental health we encourage parents not to send chips, lollies, chocolates, chewing gum and fizzy drinks.
We are a NUT FREE ZONE and encourage parents not send foods containing nuts especially peanuts and peanut butter. This limits the risk to children who may suffer severe allergies to nuts.
Early Learning Centre - Reception - 4722 2093
Nominated Supervisor - Rosemarie Campbell - 4722 2144 - Email email@example.com