Our centres are based in the beautiful Sutherland Shire in Sydney’s south. We acknowledge the Dharawal people as being the original custodians of this land and respect past and present Aboriginal elders of this area.
The first of our centres was opened to the community in 1994 and our story continues to be one of great success and pride. Our first centre was Kirrawee Child Care Centre, and over the past twenty years we have expanded to provide more quality child care in the Southerland Shire at Bonnet Bay Child Care Centre, Bonnet Bay BASC, Oyster Bay BASC and St Catherines Gymea BASC. The growth of our centres has been due to the dedication of our management team and educators, and building trust and respect in the community through their ongoing support of quality child care.
The underlying philosophy of our Shire Child Care Learning Centres is inspired by our passion to achieve the highest standards in quality child care and education.
We support the National Learning Framework’s view that children’s lives are characterised by belonging, being and becoming. Belonging to a family and wider community is central to being and becoming, in that it shapes who children are and who they can become. Being recognises the significance of the here and now in children’s lives; engaging with life’s joys and complexities and meeting challenges in everyday life. Becoming acknowledges the process of rapid and significant change that occurs in the early years as young children learn and grow. Their identities, knowledge, understandings, capacities, skills and relationships all develop greatly during childhood. Our educators incorporate the principles of belonging, being and becoming in their holistic approach to care and education.
We believe that through providing a variety of activities and educator interactions we encourage children to develop an open-ended approach to learning through play. It is our goal to provide a program that fulfils all children’s fundamental and basic needs in the different areas of development through National Quality Standards and the Early Years Learning Framework including the five learning outcomes:
In support of the Early Years Learning Framework, we believe in the following practices:
We know it can be challenging finding the appropriate child care service with availability, so we make it a top priority communicating with you about our available positions. Simply click on the button below to complete the availability form and we will contact you within one business day to discuss your child care requirements.Check Availability