Geelong Children’s Centre believes environmental education is important for our children in the early years so they are able to grow up with the skills, knowledge and attitudes to take environmentally responsible actions for our future. We integrate environmental awareness and sustainable practices throughout our service by embedding it in our programs. We encourage families to participate in our sustainable practices.
Geelong Children’s Centre is registered under the Education and Care Service Regulations 2011 caring and educating 120 children each day.
The Centre is open 7am – 6pm Monday to Friday.
We are closed all Public Holidays and 2 weeks over the Christmas period.
The Centre is managed by a voluntary Board of Management made up of community and parent representatives.
The Centre is operated as a business to ensure all surplus funds are channelled back into the centre to provide extra staffing, resources and equipment.
We employ 2 cooks, contract gardener, cleaner and handyman.
National Quality Framework
The centre has been assessed by Department of Education and Training, the regions regulatory authority on 16th April 2018 against the National Quality Standards for each of the seven quality areas.
- Education program & practice
- Children's health & safety
- Physical environment
- Staffing arrangements
- Relationships with children
- Collaborative partnerships with families & communities
- Governance & Leadership
The centre exceeded the National Quality Standards.
Below are some of the policies we adhere to. More information can be found in our Parent Information / Enrolment Booklet.