When we asked some of our Moore Street families what they love about our centre, their answers were unanimous - our Educators' dedication to the children.
Our team is welcoming, kind and motivated by the genuine care and love they have for the children. They build a great rapport with all children and families. We have many families who return to Moore Street when new siblings come along.
Many of our Moore Street Educators are long-standing, and families value this consistency. Even our cook, dubbed by one family as "the best cook in the Shire", is synonymous with Moore Street. Our centre is led by a highly experienced Director - a great leader who ensures the children and families receive quality education, ongoing support and outstanding service.
Our Educators are a diverse group - male and female and varying ages and cultures - and their individual talents and specialties help to create a very engaging and dynamic learning curriculum. One Educator is a talented keyboard and piano player who shares his musical passion with the children. They love the days he brings in his keyboard and plays music with them. Another is part of the broader Council Children's Services' SEED Sustainability Team. Their knowledge and experience ensures sustainability education and awareness is a major part of the children's learning.
Some of our team also bring their Italian and Chinese cultural heritage to the curriculum through activities such as cooking, gardening and Chinese New Year celebrations.
Our Early Childhood Teachers possess a thorough knowledge of child development and an understanding of how children learn. One of our Educators is also a member of Council's Children's Services Curriculum Group which examines best practice curriculum planning for children in our services.
We deliver a curriculum which provides children with academic and life skills education. We promote the development of language and literacy, numeracy, social and emotional skills, physical development and cognitive growth. Many parents want to see their child write their name and hear them count and our curriculum provides children with the platform to develop these types of skills, along with many others.
During term three all children starting primary school the following year participate in our transition to school visits to Sutherland Public School. We meet the Kindergarten teacher and spend time in the Kindy classroom listening to a story and enjoying activities. We also host School Readiness nights for families, with information shared from a local School Principal. Our close connections with Sutherland Public School and Loftus Public School enhances our centre curriculum, through their insights and contributions to our Transition to School program.
Our centre families enjoy regular insights into their children's learning via a safe and secure communication app called Educa. Educa allows families to view and share learning stories, photos and videos, and collaborate with Educators about their child’s development, from the comfort of their phone.
Care routines are planned and adjusted in consultation with families to take in to account the unique needs of each child. Educators respond to children's emotional and physical needs through building a two-way communication with each family. Families provide information on their children's rest, toilet training and eating needs, which Educators use to plan meal times and routines for each child.
Our centre opens 7am-6.15pm, 51 weeks of the year.
We provide an eco-friendly cloth nappy service to babies and toddlers, at no additional cost to parents.
All meals are supplied, and are prepared fresh daily by our onsite cook.