Childcare in Dandenong
As a major manufacturing and commercial area, Dandenong Child Care centres cater for many busy and varied families. Parents can choose from early learning centres, long day cares, school centred child care or Kindergartens.
Food and activities
Dandenong child care centres ensure all meals are based on nutritional and healthy menus, with some child care programmes allowing progressive meal times to encourage independence in the children. Self-regulation and socialising are a big part of the programme, helping children to progress toward school.
Many centres include gardens in their outdoor environment, where children can plant vegetables and watch them grow, then use them in meals within the centre.
Excursions and incursions are organised regularly which provides children with a glimpse of the outside world and creates an understanding of their community.
The Early Years Framework provides the basis for learning and development in Dandenong child care centres. Educators develop programmes that are targeted to the interests of the children in their care. All activities are designed to engage the child and draw them in, allowing intrinsic learning to take place. Outdoor learning is also important for child development and all centres are well equipped with places for exploring and nature play.