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FACILITIES

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Our Kitchen

Our cook has trained both overseas and locally. He has a commitment to provide fresh food daily. He does not believe in using pre-prepared items and everything is created “from scratch” every day. The menu is varied and is created based on what is fresh and available at the markets, as well as being sensitive to what our children enjoy eating.

Each day we serve breakfast for those early risers as well as morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. The children are offered fruit throughout the day. They are also encouraged to try new tastes and flavours.

Outdoors

Our outdoor environment is planned to include a number of dedicated areas aimed at providing many opportunities for children to engage in more vigorous exercise such as running, kicking and throwing balls, climbing, balancing and digging in a safe and challenging way. They will be unique facilities, each presenting opportunities for learning.

For pre-school children we have an indoor / outdoor program where they are free to choose which area they would like to use.

Self Help Activities

We encourage children throughout the day to be independent in life skills and to be part of helping the group in the Preschool Room. Some of the ways they do this are:

flower-headTo serve themselves and scrape their own plates at meal times, and to pour their own drinks

flower-headTo help stack the chairs after meals

flower-headRemove their own bedding after rest

flower-headPut on their own shoes and socks

flower-headTake responsibility for their own belongings

flower-headPacking away and cleaning up when they have finished at an activity

flower-headFeed themselves

flower-headBe able to wash their hands and toilet themselves

flower-headSimple dressing skills are encouraged

Sustainable

Giraffe Early Learning Centre – Docklands is committed to promoting sustainability and facilitating a healthy community and environment. We are committed to protecting our environment to ensure a sustainable future for our children and through everyday practices we strive to be better tomorrow than we are today. Our Centre actively participates in caring for our environment and promotes sustainable practices through educating and working with the children, families and wider community.

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