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In Our Care Areas

Each of our care areas are run with the needs and interests of our children as the primary focus. Daily routines and observations occur with children's individual needs and preferences in mind, in an effort to consistently provide a safe, secure and nurturing learning environment for your child.

We run a range of additional activities throughout the week such as french lessons and soccer. Activities are also organised around cultural dates and events, reflecting the broad diversity of our families and educators, such as NAIDOC week, Chinese New Year and Harmony Day.

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Daily Updates

Our educators provide you with a daily report on the day's activities and captures your child's achievements through regular photos, learning stories and documentation. We use an app called Kindyhub to easily share this information with you.

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Food and Nutrition

We believe that a healthy diet is essential for a child’s development. Our food coordinators have collaborated with Nourished Beginnings, a leading nutritionist within the early childhood sector, to provide healthy and nutritious meals that give your child the best possible chance to grow and flourish.

Food is provided four times a day...

1) Morning Tea: Children are served varieties of fresh fruit along with a freshly prepared item from our whole food menu together with a glass of milk.

2) Lunch: A delicious, healthy meal is provided with water and accompanied by natural yoghurt or apple and cheese after the meal, to promote dental hygiene.

3) Afternoon Tea: Again children are served varieties of fresh fruit along with a freshly prepared item from our whole food menu together with a glass of milk.

4) Late Snack: At 5.30pm children are provided with a light snack to tide them over until dinner time.

It is essential that food is interesting for the children, so frequent changes of menu and creative serving are an essential part of our meal program. We also strictly follow special diet and allergy requirements (if any) for each child. Specific forms to declare any special food requirements and/or allergies are provided at enrolment.

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Our Garden

At Subicare the children play an active role in taking care of our organic garden which is made up of native species, herbs, fruits and vegetables.

Learning about the world around us and maintaining a sense of belonging is a key part of our educational program and the opportunity to plant, maintain and harvest our own produce to be used in our menus, supports children’s learning.

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Sustainability

Sustainability and being environmentally responsible is very important for us here at Subicare. We pride ourselves on our sustainable practices and our children are actively involved in all of our environmentally responsible initiatives.

Regular sustainable practices such as recycling, adding food scraps to our worm farm and water/energy conservation are embedded in our service and we are fortunate enough to have a strong connection with the Earthwise community next door who undertake a variety of community and environmental activities.

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Our Families

Family input and participation is highly valued and encouraged at Subicare. We organise several social events through the year as well as information sessions. Families are also encouraged to become further involved by volunteering to become a board member or a member of different sub-committees working to make the centre even better for the children. Click here to learn more.

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Our Community

We have been an established part of our local community for more than 30 years and a key focus for our service is giving back to our community.

Community initiatives such as volunteering, clothing and goods donations and maintaining strong relationships with local organisations are just some of the ways Subicare gives back and we are always looking for new and exciting ways to get involved in our local community.