Learn About Vaucluse Cottage
Our Vaucluse long day care centre has been operating since 2012 in the beautiful and scenic suburb of Vaucluse NSW. Our child care centre is driven by a close community of families living locally within the area and our centre caters for 50 children per day from ages 8 weeks to 6 years.
Our strong, highly qualified team of Early Childhood Educators strive on providing love, care, and education for each individual child while following the Early Years Learning Framework.
The Early Years Learning Framework is rich in meaning and ensures all children’s emerging interests, knowledge and abilities are acknowledged. We encourage the children to foster a love of learning through play and exploration. We incorporate school readiness for our Preschool age children, and we incorporate life readiness skills from commencement of care.
Our inclusive fees include all meals, milk, formula, nappies, wipes and sunscreen.
Our child care centre in Vaucluse welcomes family input recognizing families are the most significant people in the lives of children. To provide the best quality care and education setting for our children we must collaborate and communicate with families. Developing these partnerships allows us to implement a child focused curriculum based on the children’s interests, that caters to the development of the child inspiring a love of learning.
We also have our own parent communications app designed exclusively for all families at Active Kids Group. Our secure parent portal always facilitates effortless parent involvement. This is a great tool for parents to help track children’s progress and offer input and feedback in relation to their child’s learning. The Active Kids Group app is designed to enable parents to participate holistically in their child’s experience through photos, notes, and stories. This is done through a secure and private log-in, parents gain access to snapshots of the day
Our indoor environments are reflective of our commitment to natural settings and are fitted with wooden furniture and toys. The indoor environments are separated into sections to cater for the differing age groups and are programmed with age appropriate activities and experiences.
At our child care in Vaucluse, our beautiful, natural outdoor environments are separated into two sections and have been designed to allow children to learn, discover, investigate, and grow at their own pace within natural surroundings.
The children can also actively participate in caring for our vibrant vegetable garden and sustaining our worm farm.
Our Chef works on-site and prepares fresh nutritious meals including breakfast, morning tea, hot lunch, afternoon tea, late snack, and dinner. We have a four week seasonal rotational menu that caters children’s needs including any special dietary requirements.
Vaucluse Cottage holds a variety of events throughout the year which reflect the surrounding community and we encourage our families to participate in these events. Events range from Seasonal holidays and celebrations such as Lunar New Year, Easter, St Patrick’s Day, Christmas and many more.
We offer reduced rates through our sliding scale fee structure. Children who attend multiple permanent days of care will benefit from lower rates that decrease in price as attendance increases.
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What Our PARENTS Are Saying
Felix is incredibly lucky to have such a passionate, caring and creative group of child care educators looking after him at Vaucluse Cottage. He has learnt so much over the year including the continents, oceans, planets and letters to name a few and sings us songs and shows us artworks that have promoted his learning. Felix always comes home from daycare with new songs (in French and English), craft techniques and happy stories from his day. We feel as if Felix is really seen and appreciated for exactly who he is and know that he is supported and encouraged to grow as an individual. We are truly appreciative of all that you do at this child care centre in Sydney.
Paris & Adrian
Both my children attended Vaucluse Cottage child care centre and I cannot speak highly enough of the individualised care and attention the educators provided. And what a beautiful location…a natural landscape to offer the children a taste of what nature provides! A must see and a day care that you must attend!