Here at Kids Academy Woongarrah, our in-house cook lovingly prepares nutritious meals throughout the day. Our nutrition checklist ensures that our fresh food menu meets our children’s daily nutritional requirements. Your child will enjoy a wide variety of freshly prepared foods, including tasty favourites like healthy beef tacos and chicken fried rice. Fresh, healthy meals are prepared on a five-week rotation menu. We provide lunchboxes for our four to five year olds to get them ready for school lunchtime routines. We are happy to cater for any special dietary requirements your child may have.
We also support your child’s health and wellbeing through our curriculum. Regular visitors to our centre, such the dental clinic and YMCA Swim School water safety experts, teach our children to value and protect their health. Being healthy is also fun!
Your little one will develop their confidence, individuality and skills through a strong connection with the natural world around them. Our outdoor spaces feature a rock garden, a digging and dozer pit, and a large play space where your child can ride trikes and climb. The program also includes creative gardening activities. The children are enthralled by our Henny Penny Hatching month when we bring in fertilised eggs in an incubator and watch them hatch into baby chicks. We even have a regular water-play week. Each room has arts and crafts creative zones, construction resources and plenty of books and games. We also incorporate places for imaginative play, like a pretend shop and home corner.
At Kids Academy Woongarrah, we cherish fun, laughter, and making new friends. Our educators bring a wide variety of outside community organisations to our centre to provide an engaging program of learning experiences that expand your child’s world-view. Just some of our friendly visitors include the local fire brigade, Aboriginal artists from Billyara Aboriginal Art centre, and even a garbage truck operator to teach us about recycling. Last year our children were all smiles when they met and patted a baby crocodile from Crocodile Encounters.
We encourage our families to get involved in our program, and we see the benefits this brings to our children every day. Our tight-knit community maintains positive connections through events like our Mother’s Day morning tea, Father’s Day breakfast, and Grandparents’ Day visits.
There’s always something new and exciting happening at Kids Academy Woongarrah. Some of our favourite activities include:
- Book week
- Harmony Day
- St Patrick’s Day
- Pyjama Week
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
- 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.