Woolooware Childcare Centre

Operating Hours

Footsteps Early Learning Centre, Woolooware is open 7.00am 6pm Monday Friday and operates for 50 weeks per year. We are closed on public holidays and for a two week period over Christmas each year.

Age Groups

We are a long day care centre licensed for 29 children per day. We cater for children aged from 6 weeks 5 years of age. Children are welcome to attend any number of days that are required; we do not have a minimum or maximum number per week.

We split our centre into 4 groups, 0-2 year olds, 2-3 year olds, 3-4 year olds and 4-5 year olds. In doing this we are able ensure that all children are with children their own ages and programs are developmentally appropriate for each group. We operate with a higher staff to child ratio than recommended by the Education and Care Services National Regulations to ensure the safety and wellbeing of your child at all times.

Philosophy

At Footsteps Early Learning Centre we believe that early childhood is a unique and privileged stage of life. We believe that

  • our role is to assist children to reach their full potential
  • children should be cared for and educated in a safe and healthy environment
  • our centre should be warm, welcoming and nurturing
  • each child should be accepted and valued as an individual
  • children learn best in an environment that is stimulating and intriguing
  • children require positive encouragement in order to develop confidence and self-esteem
  • children should be encourage to explore and actively develop positive problem solving skills
  • keeping individual portfolios ensures that our program effectively reflects the children's strengths and interests
  • children learn by doing and as educators and carers, it is our role to support this learning
  • relationships with children, families and staff that are based on mutual respect and open and honest communication are essential to the children's wellbeing
  • an atmosphere of cooperation and collaboration is important
  • it is important to develop care and respect for others and the environment
  • meaningful links between home and our centre ensure that families feel part of their child's life at the centre.

 

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Woolooware

215 The Kingsway
Woolooware NSW 2230
Tel 9523 2075
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