At Aussie Kindies Gilgandra, health and nutrition is part of every day. We believe in creating good habits that will stay with children throughout their lives. To achieve this, it’s important for us to be role models, so we live and learn healthy eating together.
We provide morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea. Our terrific cook is a qualified food coordinator, so you can trust that your child is being provided with nutritionally adequate meals every day, with no need to worry about packing meals. Our freshly prepared meals and snacks are just like home.
The children are inquisitive, and we often talk to them about menu items, and why certain foods are healthy. Their favourite foods are spaghetti bolognaise, chicken noodle stir fry, and muffins. We rotate the menu every fortnight, to provide a range of foods, and it’s all nutritious and healthy!
We also cater for dietary requirements, including allergies and cultural needs.
Coupled with eating nutritious food each day, your child will also enjoy exercise and play-based activities that teach them healthy habits for life.
The Early Years Learning Framework highlights the importance of creativity in learning. In order to be involved learners, children must develop their curiosity, creativity, and imagination. Their imagination is what makes them unique individuals, so it’s important to nurture! We keep a lot of art and craft materials on hand so that the kids can guide their own learning and gravitate to what interests them. Activities include playdough, collage, painting, and drawing.
- Community recylying program
- Indoor play e.g. dress ups, arts and crafts
- Fitness and outdoor exercise including yoga, climbing and running races.
- Multicultural activities
- White Balloon Day
- NAIDOC Week
- Mother’s Day and Father’s Day morning teas
Children with Additional Needs
We welcome all children with a wide variety of abilities, backgrounds or needs. If your child requires extra medical, emotional or learning support, we will tailor our care for them and work closely with you to ensure they have a smooth transition into our centre. This includes seeking support from other networks or professionals to bridge any gaps in our service delivery.
Some of the additional needs and support which can be provided at our centre include but are not limited to:
- English as a second language
- Autism spectrum
- Physical disabilities
- Minor or serious medical conditions
- Emotional issues
Our team cultivates a warm atmosphere of inclusion through continuous improvement and open communication. We are confident that your child will benefit from our dedicated approach to care and education.
Please speak to our staff about your child’s individual needs and how we can accommodate them.
Together we can create a plan to help them reach their full potential.
Child Safety & Welfare
All aspects of our operations are in line with the National Quality Standards and the Early Years Learning Framework. This includes our Health and Safety policy. All educators follow our health and safety policies and procedures and have access to these online.
We understand that leaving your child in someone else’s care is a difficult thing to do. We assure you that safety is our top priority and our educators follow safety practices every day.
At all times, we ensure that our centre is secure and free of hazards, both inside and out. Fire drills and UV checks are a regular part of our informed approach to safety. We emphasise safety education by creating an atmosphere of safety awareness in all aspects of the day. You will see visual safety guides around our centre, such as our sun smart posters. These tools support our lessons about safety, which we discuss as part of the curriculum. We take every opportunity to act as role models, pointing out tripping or slipping hazards and putting hats and sunscreen on for outdoor play. We talk about stranger danger so that children can build awareness and can freely talk to us if they are scared or worried. We aim to teach children to think about their own safety habitually too.