We consider children to be competent citizens of our community and as such have a right to be actively engaged in the local community. We have several ongoing projects that support our relationships within the local community, including visits to the Unley Community Centre, Unley Library and Eldercare nursing home. We also invite community members into the centre to work with children on specific projects. The centre has a strong relationship with Unley Kindergarten and supports children’s transition with visits and communication with the Kindergarten teachers and wider Kindergarten community.
Excursions and Incursions
Unley Community Childcare Centre believes that excursions/incursions are an important part of a child’s program. Excursion’s allow children to experience their environment first hand and facilitates their understanding of the world around them. All excursions are planned by educators taking into account the children’s interests, development, our programming as well as cultural and social events. Educators plan adult to child ratios carefully to ensure safety and compliance with regulations. Authorisation to include your child in short, local walks under educator supervision is included in the enrolment pack. Parents will receive adequate notice of excursions beyond the scope of the ‘Local Walks’ consent form and written permission will be sought prior. Children cannot participate if the consent form is not returned. Parents and other family members, with appropriate documentation and clearances, may be invited to join in excursions from time to time.
Unley Primary School
Child and Youth Health
Out of School Hours Care (SA Government)
Out of School Hours Care Association of SA
The Little Big Book Club
Community Children’s Centres SA
Early Years Learning Framework
Nutrition Resources For Children Under 5 (Women’s and Children’s Hospital)
Australian Government (Services Australia) https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/services/centrelink/child-care-subsidy
Department for Education and Child Development (SA Government)
Department of Training and Education (Federal Government)
Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority
Education & Early Childhood Services Registration Board of SA