What’s Provided

What's Provided

Infant Daycare
Infant Daycare
Early Years Childcare
Early Years Childcare
Kindergarten & Preschool
Kindergarten & Preschool
Vacation Care
Vacation Care
Outside School Hours Care
Outside School Hours Care
Nappies
Sunscreen
Food
Morning Tea
Lunch
Afternoon Tea

Health and Nutrition

At A Step Ahead Bentley Park, children are supported to make the right choices for life. Mealtime at the centre is a huge part of our day which is why we place considerable effort into making sure the children are well nourished on a daily basis. Our educators can also often be found role-modelling healthy eating, joining the children for shared mealtimes and discussions.

Our four-week rotating menu forms part of our health and nutrition feature, too. Fresh ingredients are used to create food that children love.

We also work to dietary requirements when required, whether they be based on allergies, cultural needs, or food intolerances.

Activities

Children express themselves through creativity. This individual self-expression is encouraged at A Step Ahead Bentley Park.

Any time a child feels like it, they have access to creative elements around the centre. These resources are strategically placed to give children the freedom to express themselves. However they choose to do so, we treat each creative endeavour as equally valid.

Resources and spaces around each room are designed to encourage non-structured open-ended play. These are the situations in which creativity appears. Here are just some of the popular creative spaces and resources: home corner, block corner, the writing table, collage trolleys, dolls and puppets and dress-up costumes. Children engage with these resources in so many ways – it’s almost limitless!

As a family-oriented centre, we emphasise culture. Culture is part of every family, and part of every child’s life. To encourage children to feel proud of their identities, and accepting of others’, we run a variety of cultural activities.

Our multicultural calendar includes many events from around the world. We celebrate Chinese New Year, the Diwali Festival, NAIDOC Week, Harmony Week, Australia Day, and many other events each year. These events are celebrated across the whole centre.

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.