Childcare

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Welcome to St Jakobi Campus Childcare and Early Learning Centre

We are a not for profit Childcare and Early Learning Centre catering for children from 6 weeks of age to 5 years.

The Centre is open for 50 weeks of the year, Monday to Friday from 7am to 6.30pm.

We offer flexibility in bookings through our casual booking availability, as well as half  and full day sessions.

For our current fee structure, please click below.

Fee structure
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Our aim is to make the transition in to care for families as easy as possible. As part of our service we provide:

  • All nappies
  • All meals (morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, late snack)
  • A centre hat on confirmation of enrolment
  • Sunscreen

We ask families to provide:

  • A named backpack
  • A named water bottle
  • A labelled spare set of clothes (more when toilet training is occurring)
  • Named and pre-made milk bottles for babies
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Learning

We believe that education begins right from birth and as educators, it is our role to facilitate children’s learning. We believe that children learn through play when they can take ownership of their learning environment and engage in their learning. 

Our Curriculum is based on the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and the values of the Christian Studies Framework. The EYLF is Australia’s first national Early Years Learning Framework for early childhood educators. The aim of this document is to extend and enrich children’s learning from birth to five years and through to the transition to school.

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Meals and Nutrition

At our Centre we understand the critical importance of nutrition for your child. For this reason we are committed to the provision of fresh, high quality, nutritious meals for all children.

The Childcare Centre provides all meals for children including morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and a late snack. Meals are cooked in-house by a cook and menus are displayed in each room. We also cater for any special dietary requirements.

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Family input

We value children and family input and encourage family involvement in order to gather a comprehensive and holistic view of the child. We know that children learn effectively through play and Educators who are diligent in their responsiveness to each child support this. Applying strong intentional teaching practices will provide the children with an authentic and meaningful learning environment that challenges, supports and nurtures a child’s development.