Making A Difference at French’s Forest is located in the grounds of French’s Forest Public School. On-site parking is provided.
Being in the school grounds provides opportunities for interaction between the two and allows for a gentle introduction to ‘big school’ for the centre’s children.
The centre is open Monday to Friday from 7.30am to 6pm. It closes for 2 weeks over the Christmas holidays and is closed all public holidays.
We offer customised early education and care services for babies to preschoolers.
Babies are grouped into two playrooms – 6 weeks to 18 months and 18 months to 2 years. The babies centre also features 3 cosy cot rooms and a dedicated outdoor space with a sand pit and cubby house, lots of trees and fresh air.
The preschool centre has 3 classrooms – 2-3 years, 3-4 years and 4-5 years, as well as a large outdoor area featuring a sand pit and climbing equipment. Preschoolers often join French’s Forest Public school for activities such as classroom visits, assemblies, morning teas and an Easter hat parade.
Our curriculum is based on each child’s needs, abilities, interests and family input. Children are encouraged to learn and discover independently as well as collaboratively with peers and educators through a mixture of child led and teacher led activities.
For more information on our curriculum, please visit the Typical Curriculum page.
We follow established policies regarding illnesses, accidents, allergies, medication, and nutrition to ensure that children’s health and safety is promoted at all times.
All educators are trained to actively respond to and manage accidents, illness and emergencies which may occur and all hold Senior First Aid, Asthma and Anaphylaxis qualifications.
Each child’s health needs are met and monitored.
We provide healthy, nutritious meals for each child and promote physical activity through regular outdoor play.
Our educators are experienced, committed, capable and caring.
All staff members are qualified and participate in ongoing training to further develop their skills and knowledge.
We use a regular pool of casuals to ensure continuity of care to children and families.
Staff members aim to build upon each child’s strengths and interests.
We maintain knowledge and familiarity with all our families within the centre.
We use a variety of communication methods including emails, newsletters, handbooks and one-on-one discussions.
We offer many family gatherings and special events (family teas and shows) and focused information session (school readiness, meet the teacher nights, orientation visits).
Prospective or existing parents are encouraged to visit at any time and we welcome family input in order to enhance the curriculum by providing children with richer and more relevant experiences.
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