Our Centre

Our Centre offers three aged-based rooms to best suit your growing child’s needs and stages of development.

The Centre has two outdoor play areas, age appropriate toilet facilities, an onsite kitchen and separate sleeping rooms.

Our Rooms

Our Tadpole Room caters for children aged from 6 months to 2 years.

Our Gecko Room caters for children aged from 2 to 3 years.

Our Crocodile Room caters for children aged from 3 to 5 years.

Opening Times

We offer care from 6 am to 6 pm Monday to Friday. We are open 51 weeks of the year, only closing for public holidays and for a week over the Christmas and New Year period.

Nutrition

We encourage children to eat healthily from the moment they arrive. Nutritious breakfasts, lunches and snacks are freshly prepared on site, in our own kitchen by our dedicated catering staff.

By preparing our own food on a daily basis ensures that children are enjoying healthy balanced meals and snacks. Our menus are thoughtfully prepared, with consideration for a healthy variety of foods and consideration of food allergens.

Our centre is allergy aware, and a record of each child’s food allergies and sensitivities or special dietary requirements is kept on file and is present in our kitchen to ensure children are fed the appropriate meals in relation to their personal needs.

You can view an example of our menu here.

Curriculum

Parap Family Centre aims to develop a curriculum and environment that will support the children attending our centre in their learning, understanding and appreciation of their world. Our programs reflect the principles, practices and learning outcomes of the Early Years Learning Framework, where children’s interests and strengths are used to guide the program and promote further learning.

We believe that routines are important in helping children to develop a sense of security and belonging and giving them some control over their environment. We will actively encourage and assist all children to participate in the centre routines, and ensure that they reflect the children’s cultural backgrounds, abilities, religious beliefs, and preferences.

Our Educational Leader works with all educators, and provides them with curriculum direction, to ensure that children are given opportunities to achieve the learning outcomes in the Early Years Learning Framework. The learning outcomes are:

  1. Children have a strong sense of identity.
  2. Children are connected with and contribute to their world.
  3. Children have a strong sense of wellbeing.
  4. Children are confident and involved learners.
  5. Children are effective communicators.

Sun Protection

We are a Sun Smart Centre, it is a requirement for children to be dressed in appropriate clothing for play outdoors. This includes wearing appropriate wide brimmed or bucket hats and shirts and dresses with shoulder covering sleeves. Sunscreen is worn for all outdoor play and re-applied throughout the day.

Our Centre offers many shaded outdoor play areas, with outdoor play scheduled for appropriate times of the day.  For more information about sun protection, please refer to our Sun Protection Policy in the Parents Handbook.

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What Our Families are Saying

It is a learning haven which allows for my daughter to grow, explore and learn with other children the same age. We are happy to be part of the PFC family and are thankful for all the support and enabling my child to flourish.

PFC means family. The staff have welcomed my child into their care like one of their own. Nothing is too much trouble, very accommodating.

PFC is a second home for my son and I appreciate all that the educators do.

Staff are welcoming when entering the centre, makes it feel like a safe place for my son

PFC is a community to help influence my child’s growth and development.

PFC is a welcoming and fun place to play and learn.

Happy kids in the centre.

PFC is family friendly; we love the centre as much as our son, it is a safe home away from home for our son.