Step Ahead Kids Early Learning Centre

Meeting • ACECQA Rating

Australian government agency rating.

72 Children Places

Maximum children licenced for the centre.

Step Ahead Kids Early Learning Centre is an early learning facility located in Thirlmere, New South Wales. The centre provides long daycare services for a maximum of 72 children at one time, aged from zero to six years. At Step Ahead, we also offer out of school hours care - vacation care services. As of September 2020, our centre meets all criteria set out in the Australian Government’s National Quality Standards. This result means we perform at a high standard in all aspects of our education and care. By providing a safe, welcoming, and stimulating educational environment, we aim to provide children with the confidence and knowledge to succeed through school and later life. Services Our team of qualified and experienced educators take a play-based approach to teaching, encouraging children to explore their natural interest. We care for babies, toddlers, and young children, providing age-appropriate education for each group. To challenge children and keep them interested throughout their early learning journey, we offer a broad range of meaningful and enriching programs. These programs include: ● Literacy and numeracy ● Resilience and confidence ● Sustainability ● Movement and music ● Fundamental movement skills ● Early intervention ● Inclusiveness and multiculturalism ● Play-based learning These programs revolve around the Australian Government’s Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF), which encourages positive attitudes towards learning. Nutrition We believe healthy attitudes towards food are essential for positive wellbeing and growth. We offer a variety of meals inspired by different cultures, encouraging children to experience new flavours. Our on-site cook ensures all meals meet at least 50% of every child’s daily dietary requirements. For more information about our rotating seasonal menu, parents may consult our noticeboard. Grounds Along with nutrition, regular outdoor plays a vital role in every child’s development. Our grounds feature a large yard area, open spaces, and a stimulating playground for children to enjoy. Communication At Step Ahead Kids, we recognise the utmost importance of maintaining communication with families. We provide regular updates about how children have spent their day, along with observations and notes about their experiences. At any time, we welcome parents and caregivers to offer feedback about our centre. We will gladly incorporate your advice and suggestions.

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Long Day Care

Opens at 06:30 AM - 06:00 PM




Last updated 1 Nov 2016

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Starting from $25/ day

Excluding care subsidy.