If you’re too pressed for time to prepare your child’s food, take advantage of our lunch order system where your child receives meals from local catering company, Katering Supplies. This can be done occasionally, frequently or as an emergency back-up plan – it’s up to you. It costs $10 per day for morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea, with a choice of delicious meals. With options such as custard, fruits, yoghurt, banana bread, cheese and crackers, spaghetti or a vegetarian meal, you can be assured your child will enjoy nutritious treats.
Milestones No 2 Oxy takes food safety seriously. We are a nut-free centre and don’t allow food items that contain eggs. However if anything does contain eggs, it is labelled as a safety measure.
If your child has special dietary requirements or restrictions such as allergies or cultural needs, please just inform us so we can provide suitable food.
Through the Munch and Move program, we teach children about healthy eating through intentional teaching which is backed up by enjoyable practical activities like stories, arts and crafts, and role-play.
Our centre is a vibrant, colourful space where your child can have fun playing with their friends indoors or outdoors in any weather, thanks to our undercover areas. You’ll see that children enjoy a special outdoor space with developmentally appropriate activities and equipment to inspire early learning. There’s music, movement, art, crafts and so much more!
We’ve worked with community groups to plant native trees in our gardens, and the children sell the vegetables they grow to families with the income being used to buy more seeds. We also invite community groups and businesses to donate recyclable or reusable products to our centre and get the children involved in recycling.
- Vegetable garden
- Preschool graduation ceremony with caps and gowns
- Tending our worm farm
- Daily fitness program
To celebrate children’s differences and diversity across cultures, we arrange a number of different activities that encourage them to explore new and different ideas and interests. We celebrate cultural events and have cultural exchanges to build children’s pride in their heritage. You’re also welcome to share your cultural background with the children and to suggest ways to enhance this area.
We recognise the importance of children valuing the environment and they can live this philosophy by looking after our vegetable garden, using recycling bins and recyclable products, as well as tending to our worm farm. We also collect food scraps for chicken food for one of our educators which helps teach the children about what animals eat.
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.