Blog Posts Tagged "Community"
What started as a seed of an idea has now bloomed into a thriving community garden at Warrandyte Road Early Learning Centre. Several years ago, Centre Manager Janene Melchior had a plan to start a community garden at the front of their Doncaster East centre.
Janene says, “The plan was not very clear at the start, I just knew I wanted something closer to our kitchen. A place more for herbs and smaller veggies. I knew that I wanted not just our kitchen and children to use and attend the garden but families and the wider community; perhaps beginning with trips to our neighbours with home grown herbs and or seeds and then hopefully the word spreading that people could come and take, plant, offer advice, help and more.” Read more
Christmas is just around the corner (we know, where did the year go?) and while many of us are winding down, the children at Guardian Early Learning Centre – Newstead have been very busy bundling up care packages for soldiers overseas. Read more
Children are citizens of a global world, but they are also citizens of their local community. At our centres our children are involved in helping others the local community through fundraising efforts. In recent months, Mickleham Road Early Learning Centre has undertaken a couple of fundraising campaigns that are close to the centre’s heart. Read more
It’s been a very busy few months at Guardian Early Learning Centre – Forde! With local initiatives, exciting excursions and creating connections with the Indigenous community, there’s never a dull moment at Forde. Here are just a few of the great things that have been happening at this early learning centre in the ACT… Read more
On October 1 2017 some important changes to the National Quality Framework (NQF) will come into effect. These changes will give child care providers more authority over who they put in charge and cut through a lot of the red tape that often gets in the way of offering quality care.
The NQF is an agreement between Federal and State governments to provide quality and consistent education and care to children. The NQF introduced a Quality Care Standard in 2012 which set a minimum standard of care and established a rating system across long day care, family day care, preschool, and out of school hours care. Read more