Making A Difference at Beacon Hill is located in the grounds of Beacon Hill Public School.
We have strong links with the school, sharing visits to classrooms and playgrounds and enjoying regular activities together.
The centre is open Monday to Friday from 7:00am to 6:00pm. It closes for 2 weeks over the Christmas holidays and is closed all public holidays.
We offer education and care for 4 groups in 3 classrooms: 0-18 months to 2 years, 2-3 years, Junior Preschool (3-4 years) and Preschool (4-5 years).
We have a large, dedicated outdoor area with a lovely herbs and vegetable garden, sand pit and swings.
We have a curriculum which is flexible based on children’s individual interests, family input and teacher directed activities. The children learn in a number of different environments and are encouraged to be actively involved in all activities.
For more information on our curriculum, please visit the Typical Curriculum page
We protect the welfare of all children, staff and families. This is guaranteed through our Health, Safety and Hygiene policies which cover illness, allergies, accidents, medication and nutrition.
Our team is experienced in taking appropriate action to effectively manage any unforeseen emergency, accident or illness.
We meet the specific health requirements of each child, ensuring we monitor and follow their health routine.
All children are provided with healthy meals and various opportunities for physical activity throughout the day.
Our dedicated employees are passionate about ensuring a high quality of care is maintained. All staff are skilled and have completed or are working towards achieving qualifications in Early Childhood education or childcare.
It is important to us that children are always in the close vicinity of at least one familiar staff member to ensure continuity of care. We also believe families should have the opportunity for affiliation with a familiar staff member regarding their child.
Our team work to provide children with diverse learning opportunities each day.
We value our conversations with parents and families. This is an important time for questions and exchange of information.
We have various communication channels, such as weekly and monthly newsletters, parent pockets, questionnaires, handbooks, emails and discussions.
We hold many events and extend the invitation to families e.g. family teas and shows. We also provide focused information sessions such as our school readiness session, meet the teacher nights and orientation visits.
Our open door policy encourages potential or current families to visit us at any time and become involved in our daily activities.
We welcome contributions from parents and families. This enhances our curriculum, which in turn provides benefits and more enjoyable experiences for the children.
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