Our Centre

At our centre we aim to provide a safe, secure, happy and loving environment for your child and a program which reflects the needs and interests of each child, family and the community.

Our Vision:

The vision for Woodend Children’s Centre is to provide a quality learning environment which is accessible, inclusive and play based.

We are committed to pursue excellence in the provision of equitable and inclusive preschool and transition programs for children in their eligible year before school, and occasional care programs for children aged 1 year to 5.8 years.

Our Purpose:

To support and meet the needs and expectations of families by providing an educational, caring and nurturing environment.  We believe that parents are the first and foremost teachers of their children and the most effective learning occurs when the home and preschool work in partnership.

In all services at our centre we aim to provide a safe and secure environment for the child, and a program which is responsive and reflects the needs and interests of each child, family and the community.  We encourage and support respectful and reciprocal relationships with families and the community to foster involvement in children’s learning and ongoing involvement in our centre.

Our Values:

At Woodend Children’s Centre we value

  • Respectfulness
  • Diversity
  • The right to play
  • Equity
  • Relationships
  • Reflective Practice

UNIVERSAL ACCESS TO PRESCHOOL

Woodend Children’s Centre provides Universal Access to preschool that is 15 hours of preschool for children in their eligible year. Occasional Care operated 6 sessions alongside the preschool during the week.  The service offers  3 sessions of 5 Under2’s and 5 Over 2’s which ran concurrently and integrated in the preschool program.

NATIONAL QUALITY STANDARDS

Woodend Children’s Centre was assessed in October 2013 and attained an Exceeding Rating in all Quality Areas 1- 7 which are Educational program and practice, Children’s health and safety, Physical environment, Staffing arrangements, Relationships with children, Collaborative partnerships with families and communities and Leadership and service management. This is the highest rating possible to achieve in the assessment process.

 

For further information read our Information Booklet, Quality Improvement Plan 2018 and Annual Report 2017 in Information and Resources