447 Homer Street
Earlwood NSW 2206
Ph: 02 9718 1185
- Community Based, not-for profit preschool/ 66 years of operation
- Locally Managed Preschool of UnitingCare Children's Services
- Volunteer Management Committee having representation from both Parents and Church
- In receipt of a grant from the NSW Department of Education and Communities
- Experienced, trained long term staff – Staff consists of 4 Early Childhood Teachers, 4 Diploma Teachers, 4 Certificate III, 2 Administrative Staff
- 11 staff have current first aid training and 10 staff have asthma/anaphylaxis training
- Staff undergo training throughout the year
- The preschool has over 50 policies in line with current Regulations for the safety of children
- We have 3 class rooms
- We are regulated under the Education and Care Services National Law/Education and Care Services National Regulations Early Years Learning Framework followed
- Regulations - 59 children maximum per day. One adult per 10 children (This service usually operates 1 adult to 7 children most of the week)
- Operating 4 school terms – like the public schools, 41 weeks a year
- Hours of operation 8.30am-4.00pm
(Monday, Tuesday) or (Thursday, Friday)
(Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday) or (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)
• Children must independently toilet and drink from a cup
• Parents provide a healthy morning tea and lunch (no eggs, peanuts, peanut butter/nutella)
Families can place their child on the waiting list from the age of 2 years.
If you have any questions or would like more information , please contact us.
Our aim is to nurture resilient and confident children, through inclusive education in sustainable services, in partnership with families and community.
At Earlwood Uniting Church Preschool we believe that children need to be valued as individuals within the context of their family and their community. Being members of a diverse society, we strive to establish and maintain a sense of belonging, this is reflected in our interactions with children, families and the community.
As families are children’s first and for most influential teachers we encourage reciprocal relationships between staff and parents where we work together to provide the most appropriate care and education for each child. As educators we recognise the importance of treating each child and family equitably with dignity and respect.
We have high expectations for every child’s capacity to succeed regardless of diverse circumstances and abilities. Children have the potential to be competent, capable and resourceful learners who actively contribute to their own learning. Children are encouraged to openly express their feelings and creative impulses. Play is an essential to a child’s wellbeing and education. We celebrate learning and building a community of learners that enables children to develop not only readiness for transition for school but more importantly a readiness for life. Children learn most effectively with purposeful and authentic experiences which encourage them to be actively engaged. We support children by providing them with the opportunities to explore, discover and learn about their peers, community and the environment in an atmosphere that encourages meaningful and life enhancing relationships.
We create physical and social learning environments for all families, children and staff that promote independence, risk taking, decision making and resilience.
We value aesthetically pleasing environments that are reflective of the lives and interests of the children, families and staff. We endeavour to develop a connection and belonging to the natural environment respectfully acknowledging the traditional custodians of the land in which this service takes place. We feel this is critical for young children to develop lifelong, respectful positive attitudes through understanding, protecting and caring for our environment. We continue to be proactive in promoting the value of sustainable environments and living.
We embrace the experience, commitment and dedication of staff and view this as an integral part of our service. We acknowledge, value and respect the individuality and contributions of all staff. The critical reflection process guides us as educators to make informative decision making, which enriches all aspects of the service. We have a passion for ongoing learning and reflection. As advocates of our profession, we share and exchange our knowledge and experience with families and other services within the community. We strive to extend and challenge our professional knowledge and practices in a way which promotes positive outcomes for individuals, service and the community.
FEES NOW REDUCED DUE TO NSW GOVERNMENT GRANT…
$ 70 per day for children not eligible school till 2019
$ 64 per day for children ELIGIBLE FOR SCHOOL 2018
Low income/single parent families daily fee greatly reduced once information proved of eligibility (as a priority of update in general info).
- Fees are paid for your child's position even when they are absent
- Fees are not paid when the preschool is closed (public holidays/school holidays)
- There are no makeup days if your child is away, due to our licensing
- Reduced fees (equity funding) for parents:
- holding a current Commonwealth Government Low Income Health Card
- holding a Pensioner Concession Card
- children identified as Aboriginal orTorres Strait Islander (see office for more information)
- Child Care Rebate for registered care from Family Assistance Office. Please make your own enquiries to see whether you are eligible. (Note well this is not the CCB co payment from the Commonwealth Government)
447 Homer Street
Earlwood NSW 2206
Ph: 02 9718 1185
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