Childcare in Hornsby
Hornsby is situated inland from Sydney CBD and is a large commercial centre, with traditional high street shopping and large popular shopping malls. Hornsby child care options range from independent centres to philosophy aligned centre based day care and long day care, as well as school affiliated centres for OSHC. Franchises such as Explore and Develop are also available and provide familiarity for newer residents.
Hornsby transport links intersect several major routes for rail and road and is convenient for commuting. It is bordered by native bushland and is a favourite for hikers and nature lovers.
Food and activities
Centres follow healthy eating guidelines, providing a range of approved, nutritious options for children to enjoy. Eating is a relaxed and well monitored time and provides opportunities for conversation and socialisation. Seasonal fruit and vegetable is preferred and children are encouraged to try a variety of tastes.
Many centres also have regular visits from allied health professionals including speech and occupational therapists. Nappies, formula, linen and sunscreen is included and some centres also provide drink bottles, hats and lunchboxes.
Hornsby child care offer excursions and incursions to help children connect with their world and community, and celebrate a variety of cultural festivals.
All centres include extensive outdoor play spaces, and age based rooms, enticing children to participate and engage in learning activities. Grounds are designed for all children and incorporate safe climbing equipment, obstacle courses, bike trails and imaginative play areas.
Hornsby child care centres encourage play based learning which allows children to develop at their own pace in a nurturing environment. Curriculums can include music, sports, visual and performing art, Spanish, Japanese or other languages, and reading programmes suited to each level and a school readiness focus. Emergent educational programmes steer children gently toward their transition to school, allowing them to reach each stage at their own speed.
All centres ensure their qualified educators are passionate and committed to caring and nurturing each child.
Families receive consistent and constant communication via online platforms as well as records of the children’s day and portfolios to showcase the programmes.