We have put together information for you to navigate through the process of putting your child into the care of Cubs Corner. The parent handbook contains some helpful information about what to expect, what to bring on your child’s first day and other useful information.
If you require any further information, please feel free to call or drop in to our centres to discuss your needs with the centre director or any of our educators.
National Quality Standards
Research has demonstrated early childhood education and care to result in better health, education and employment outcomes later in life. In response to this, the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) has established a set of National Quality Standards (the NQS) to improve the overall standard of Australian long day care, family day care, preschool/kindergarten and out of hours school care facilities. The NQS includes:
The National Quality Standards are essential to the early childhood sector as they call for better child to staff ratios, higher levels of qualifications and better support for children’s learning and development with approved learning frameworks.
Early Years Learning Framework
Each of our Early Learning and Kinder hosts its own unique educational child care programs that are tailored to the diverse needs and interests of the children and families attending each centre. A program at a centre can be influenced by numerous factors like family cultures, children’s interests, developmental needs, educator interests and community values.
A key component of the National Quality Standards, The Early Years Learning Framework was administered in 2009 by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training. The Framework is the result of years of development between federal and state level governments, early childhood professionals and academics. After two national symposiums, public consultations, online forums and case study trials, the Framework defined three defining values to describe early childhood development:
And from these three values, a selection of principles, practices and outcomes were defined to guide the pedagogy of early childhood professionals working with children aged 0-5 years and through their transition to school. The five outcomes incorporated into the Early Years Learning Framework include:
Children have a strong sense of identity.
Children are connected to and contribute to their world.
Children have a strong sense of wellbeing.
Children are confident and involved learners.
Children are effective communicators.
If you would like a copy of The Early Years Framework, you can download it here. The framework is available in 12 different languages for your convenience.
Care for children from
6 Weeks to 6 years
Hours of service
Monday to Friday: 7:00 to 6:00
Closed on Public Holiday and between Christmas and New Year
We want to ensure all families that their child’s wellbeing is close to our heart. We believe in a holistic approach to early childhood education.
If you would like to review all of our centre policies, please contact your local Centre Director who will be happy to assist.