Preschool Program

Our preschool program provides a sessional Department for Education funded play curriculum. Children who are 4 years of age prior to May 1st are eligible for their preschool year. Children may access 15 hours per week during their eligible years.

Occasional Care Program

Our Occasional Care program caters for children up to 4 years of age.  The Occasional Care program is integrated within the preschool program, providing a wide range of experiences designed to promote development through play.

 

Children’s Centre Integrated Services

Community Development – Christie Button

The Community Development Coordinator works to increase community capacity to support families to provide the best opportunities for every child.

The Community Development Coordinator also promotes partnerships across a broad range of local services and organisations and establishes interagency programs to meet the needs of the community.

Each term there is a Children’s Centre Community program that is wide-ranging. The program is published in Newsletters, on Facebook and via the Children’s Centre.

Occupational Therapy – Karen Purdie

Karen offers therapeutic workshops and programs on topics pertinent to child and family well-being.

Family Practitioner – Demsey MacRae

Family Practitioner work with individual families, providing counselling and parenting support around child development. The Family Service Coordinators’ can help with responses to life challenges and also facilitate parenting and child development programmes and playgroups.

Speech Pathologist – Marina Ristic

Our Speech pathologist can support children and families in relation to a child’s communication skills (e.g. talking and understanding) play, feeding and behaviour. This support can be provided through individual parent consultations, parenting groups, community programs, workshops and training. The types of programs and supports are flexible and families are encouraged to discuss their needs and interests with the community team so that the programs offered to suit the children and families of our community.

 

FEEDBACK

If you have a concern about any aspect of the Children’s Centre please follow this link to our Expectations page and follow the process outlined there.

 

Children’s Centre contacts

Linda Rich                      Director – Children’s Centre

Tasha Creed                   Administration Officer

Demsey MacRae            Family Practitioner