Frequently Asked Questions
Early learning is the learning that occurs from the moment your child is born to before they start kindergarten. Even at such a young age, they’re already capable of learning. What your child learns during those early years will make a huge difference to how they learn not just at school but for the rest of their life. As such, as our name suggests, we do a lot more than just care for your child. We offer early education, preparing your child for life long learning. Our educators are certificated or licensed early learning providers.um.”
We cover many areas including:
- Creative expression through play
- Healthy eating habits
- Fine and gross motor development
- Self-help and self-confidence
- Social skills with educators and other children
- Greater self-awareness
- Listening, speaking and understanding
- Increased vocabulary and conversation
- Problem solving and maths
- Early literacy
That’s why we are early learning educators. We help children develop a strong foundation for learning.
We provide fresh, healthy and nutritious meals which our food coordinator and diet adviser prepares daily for the children. Throughout the day, we serve morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and a late snack. When creating our weekly meal plans, we consider each child’s stage of growth and development, age, appetite, and level of activity. This ensures a nutritious balanced diet consisting a wide variety of foods that meet their nutritional and energy needs to help them grow and develop normally.
If your child has special dietary requirements or is allergic to certain foods, we may be able to provide alternative foods for them. Please let us know when you visit the centre.
- We don’t supply formula. If your child is drinking cow’s milk, we do supply this.
- All children must bring their own milk bottles, sippy cups and water bottles.
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It’s easy to enrol at your child into our centre. But first, we will invite you to tour the centre to confirm that you’re comfortable with your enrolment decision. You’ll receive an enrolment pack containing the application form and information about Olive Grove Centre of Early Learning, the fee schedule and what you need to pack in your child’s bag.
We’re here to make your enrolment as smooth as possible, so please ask as many questions as you like. To get started, please call us on 9398 8980.
HOLIDAYS If your child will be absent due to a family holiday or you’re taking time off work, then the full fee applies for each absence that falls on a scheduled booked day. However, we offer a special holiday rate for up to four weeks per financial year. To receive this special rate, you must provide a written notification no less than two weeks in advance. If you have any concerns, please speak with the centre director.
PUBLIC HOLIDAYS Olive Grove Centre of Early Learning closes for public holidays. If your scheduled booked days fall on public holidays, fees will still apply. As the Child Care Subsidy covers up to 42 absence days per financial year, then unless you exceed this quota, you’ll receive the Child Care Subsidy discount for these public holidays. You may also apply to use your holiday discounts on these days. Got more questions for our team? Please call us on 9398 8980 or send us an email.