What’s Provided

What's Provided

Infant Daycare
Infant Daycare
Early Years Childcare
Early Years Childcare
Kindergarten & Preschool
Kindergarten & Preschool
Nappies
Sheets
Sunscreen
Food
Morning Tea
Lunch
Afternoon Tea

Health and Nutrition

Children are at their best when they are healthy and active! Our professional, in-house cook prepares delicious and nutritious meals, providing a balanced diet perfect for fuelling little bodies to learn and play. Our menu features plenty of variety, and includes family favourites such as pumpkin soup and spaghetti bolognaise. We also encourage the children to be a little more adventurous with tasty dishes like Chinese fried rice and teriyaki chicken. We love to have family input into our menu, and can also cater for any special dietary needs.

Physical activity is another important aspect of your child’s health, so we encourage a range of outdoor activities that enhance their gross motor development. For older children, we also have an extracurricular sporting program, Activ8.

Activities

A Step Ahead Camberwell has been especially designed with children’s creativity in mind. Our resources encourage a range of imaginative and creative play, so important for developing empathy, and enhancing organisational skills. Children love to dress up and pretend in our home corner and toy vehicle station, or express their originality with our arts and crafts materials. We also include plenty of active, outdoor play in our shady playground and sandpit.

We mark many cultural events at our centre. Some of our celebrations include:

  • Australia Day
  • NAIDOC Week
  • Diwali Festival of Light
  • Chinese New Year

To keep our older children fit and active, we have an extra-curricular sports program:

  • Activ8

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
  • Dyslexia
  • 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.