As part of our commitment to healthy bodies and healthy minds, we provide morning tea and afternoon tea. We believe in teaching children about healthy choices from the start, by providing the children in our care with nutritious food every day, we are giving them the best platform for learning possible. Each meal is designed to meet children’s nutritional needs, and we follow the National Quality Framework and Nutrition Australia guidelines to ensure your child is in the greatest health whilst in our care. We are also a nut and egg-free centre.
An integral part of our Health and Nutrition Program is a visit from the local dentist, who discusses with the children healthy food choices and ways to look after growing teeth. We also have a lot of fun doing our puppet show that illustrates healthy habits. By making learning fun we aim to embed these positive behaviours as part of the daily routine of the children.
Creativity is one of our favourite aspects of life at Bambini Boyne Island and we provide a number of creative outlets, including arts and crafts, dress-ups, sensory exploration, imaginative play, music and movement. Creativity isn’t restricted to inside activities, either. At Bambini Boyne Island we have a truly wonderful outdoor world for children to explore and immerse themselves in. One of our standout features at Bambini Boyne Island is our outdoor areas - ideal for sports and fitness, as well as Water Play days in our waterpark!
We are proud to say that we also explore culture on a regular basis through play, discussion, song, dance and cooking and together we learn about the world and how we all fit into it.
We celebrate the following events among many others:
- NAIDOC Week
- Reconciliation Week
- St Patrick’s Day
- World Environment Day
Children with Additional Needs
We welcome all children with a wide variety of abilities, backgrounds or needs. If your child requires extra medical, emotional or learning support, we will tailor our care for them and work closely with you to ensure they have a smooth transition into our centre. This includes seeking support from other networks or professionals to bridge any gaps in our service delivery.
Some of the additional needs and support which can be provided at our centre include but are not limited to:
- English as a second language
- Autism spectrum
- Physical disabilities
- Minor or serious medical conditions
- Emotional issues
Our team cultivates a warm atmosphere of inclusion through continuous improvement and open communication. We are confident that your child will benefit from our dedicated approach to care and education.
Please speak to our staff about your child’s individual needs and how we can accommodate them.
Together we can create a plan to help them reach their full potential.
Child Safety & Welfare
All aspects of our operations are in line with the National Quality Standards and the Early Years Learning Framework. This includes our Health and Safety policy. All educators follow our health and safety policies and procedures and have access to these online.
We understand that leaving your child in someone else’s care is a difficult thing to do. We assure you that safety is our top priority and our educators follow safety practices every day.
At all times, we ensure that our centre is secure and free of hazards, both inside and out. Fire drills and UV checks are a regular part of our informed approach to safety. We emphasise safety education by creating an atmosphere of safety awareness in all aspects of the day. You will see visual safety guides around our centre, such as our sun smart posters. These tools support our lessons about safety, which we discuss as part of the curriculum. We take every opportunity to act as role models, pointing out tripping or slipping hazards and putting hats and sunscreen on for outdoor play. We talk about stranger danger so that children can build awareness and can freely talk to us if they are scared or worried. We aim to teach children to think about their own safety habitually too.