Childcare in Pascoe Vale
Pascoe Vale, located within an easy commute of the Melbourne CBD, provides a range of child care options for working families. The suburb is well established is home to the Moonee Ponds Creek Trail, popular with cyclists for commuting and recreation. Pascoe Vale childcare encompasses OOSH care, long day care, ELC and family day care centres.
Food and activities
Nutritious healthy meals are offered or encouraged in all Pascoe Vale childcare centres, with many incorporating food grown on the premises by the children. Meals are a social occasion, allowing children to discuss their day with their educators and friends.
All centres provide outdoor spaces, with play equipment and grassed areas for free play. Many have landscaped outdoors with cubby houses and sandpits included. Activities are play based, teaching children intrinsically as they move toward more formal school based learning programmes.
The Victorian Early Years Learning Framework focusses on learning from birth, with a comprehensive approach to children’s development. Pascoe Vale child centres incorporate the principles of this framework, as well as their own philosophies. Children are guided to build a strong sense of identity, well-being and be confident learners. Literature, maths and science are taught at level, and are part of a connected curriculum that includes community, culture and place.