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Wellbeing

(08) 8272 8836
director@unleycommunitychildcare.com.au

Where your child can belong to a community, be in the moment, and become who they want to be.

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What We Offer

At Unley Community Childcare Centre we believe it’s important for children to have access to spaces for active play in order to build their strength, coordination, balance and overall physical development. Our centre has 2 outdoor play spaces one designed for children under 2 years and one for children over 2 years, this is to ensure that the experiences on offer still offer challenge and risk taking while being safe and age and developmentally appropriate.

Every Wednesday morning Miss Annette attends our centre for Happy Feet! Happy Feet is a fun and educational health and wellbeing session that uses music, dancing, costumes, magic tricks and storytelling to teach children about a range of health and safety subjects including but not limited to dental health, nutrition, and fire safety. Happy Feet is offered to children in the toddler and kindy rooms and is $9.50 per class. If you’re interested in having your child participate in Happy Feet, click here for more information.

We take children’s health, safety and wellbeing seriously and to promote this we have a range of policies and procedures in place to guide us in maintaining a safe and healthy environment. Our centre has nappy changing and child sized toileting facilities, when children are ready we are happy to help families with toilet training information and support. All children are provided with a sun-safe hat upon enrolment, families are charged $10 annually for the cleaning and provision of this hat. Our centre provides sunscreen and nappy cream to children at no extra charge.

The centre provides
  • Morning fruit, a cooked meal at lunch, afternoon tea and a late snack
  • Centre hat (an annual $10 fee is charged to families for laundering
  • Sunscreen
  • Nappy cream

Our Menu

Our wonderful centre cook is trained in planning and providing balanced, tasty and child-friendly meals that cater for a range of ages, including purees and mashed food to support babies transitioning to solids.
Check out a sample menu.
 
Our menu
  • includes healthy and nutritious food that is low in sugar and salt
  • changes weekly to offer children a wide variety a foods
  • features a diverse selection of local and international cuisines
  • can be adapted to suit a range of diets (e.g. for allergies or religious reasons).
 
Children are provided with
  • a morning snack consisting of milk and fruit
  • a cooked meal for lunch served with a side of bread
  • afternoon tea (e.g. yoghurt, baked goods, mixed dip platter)
  • a lake snack consisting of fruit. 
Our centre supports and promotes breastfeeding, families are welcome to bring in expressed milk, or arrange a time with their child’s educators to come into the centre for breastfeeding.
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Health and Safety 

COVID-19
At Unley Community Childcare centre we have developed a COVID-19 safe plan and COVID-19 Policy and Procedure to minimise the risk of the transmission of COVID-19 at our centre. We have increased the level of cleaning and sanitising in high traffic areas, and are following SAHealth guidelines and Education Standards Board recommendations.

If any of the following applies to you or your child we ask that you do not attend the centre 

  • if you have of the following symptoms as described by SAHealth; fever (a temperature of 37.5˚C or higher) or chills, cough, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, tiredness (fatigue), runny or blocked nose, shortness of breath (difficulty breathing), nausea, vomiting or diarrhoea, headache, muscle or joint pain, loss of appetite
  • if you are awaiting COVID-19 test results
  • if you have currently tested positive for COVID-19
  • if you have been directed to isolate

For more information on COVID-19 please visit the SA Health website linked below.

Managing Illness
In addition to SAHealth guidelines we also follow the recommendations of ‘Staying Healthy – Preventing Infectious Diseases in Early Childhood Education and Care Services’ (5th Edition) which is produced by the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia. This document guides us in the development of heath and safety policies and procedures, and managing illness. 

For more information on Staying Healthy please find the document linked below.