Our dedicated chef prepares every meal in accordance with the NSW Health Department nutritional checklist. Some of the popular choices on our four-week rotating menu include spaghetti bolognaise with salad, sung choi bao (lettuce with mince), and spinach quiche. Every week, we evaluate the food and modify our menu based on the children’s preferences. We also promote healthy eating habits through the use of books, photos and videos, and share our knowledge through our newsletters, with cooking suggestions that might interest you.
If your child has specific dietary requirements, for example to do with allergies or religious practices, we will take steps to ensure their needs are met in an inclusive way.
To support each child’s individuality and unique way of learning, we offer different types of activities so that they can be inspired to try new experiences and gain new interests. We embrace different cultures and have a board saying ‘Welcome’ in different languages.
- Munch and Move program
- Helping look after our chickens
- Visits to the local library and retirement home
- Visits from guests to share their culture
- Bilingual books
Annual special events:
- NAIDOC Week
- St Patrick’s Day
- Chinese New Year
- Preschool Graduation Ceremony with cap, gown and certificate
Here at Imaginations Early Learning Centre, we believe it’s important to both role-model and teach sustainable behaviour. We want the children to understand that by acting responsibly now and in the future, they can help to preserve our precious environment.
Every little step makes a difference. For example, we use Story Park as a digital replacement for paper-based learning documentation. We also keep our own chickens and feed them food scraps. We recycle many materials and use them in our arts and crafts activities, and we make sure that when we can no longer use them that they go in the correct recycling bin.
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.