Our new Childcare Centre opened in January 2018. Situated alongside Bass Valley Primary School, the Children’s Centre is a one-stop shop, providing Long-Day Care, Casual Care, Out-of-School-Hours Care, 4 year old Kindergarten, School Holiday Care and Early Intervention Services.
The centre also provides spaces for the community to gather with a multipurpose space, a children’s library, community kitchen and health and consulting rooms for family healthcare professionals.
Our program offers a holistic approach to learning by providing all children with experiences appropriate to their stage of development to promote positive learning outcomes. Children are supervised by experienced childcare professionals in bright and spacious playrooms. This positive environment encourages constructive learning, imaginative play and the development of social skills. We recognise that the early years of a child’s life are both formative and influential and strive to adhere to the principles of ‘best practice’. This commitment ensures that children, at all times, are cared for in an environment that is safe, stimulating and enriching.
How to Enrol at Bass Valley Children’s Centre
We use the My Family Lounge portal to make the enrolment process simple for busy parents!
If you are already a member of My Family Lounge, click here to log in to your account.
If you are new, please click here to create your My Family Lounge account.
Information You Need to Enrol
Once you have logged in to the portal, you will need the following information handy to complete your child’s enrolment:
- Emergency contact details
- Contact details of child’s doctor or health clinic
- Medicare number
- Customer Reference Number (CRN) issued by Centrelink (if you wish to claim child care benefits)
- Details on any medical conditions or dietary requirements for your child
- Copy of your child’s Medicare Immunisation Record or Maternal Health Record to upload to your account.
We use the concept of Frigid Napping, where the children sleep outdoors when the temperature is between 16 and 30 degrees celsius. It has been found to benefit the immune system so children do not get ill as often. It also enhances their sleep patterns, makes for calmer children and teaches them to sleep with external noises. All the children are taking to this extremely well and we are seeing these benefits.
During kindergarten sessions, we work with children individually and in small groups, encouraging and facilitating play and focusing on helping children to:
- Develop effective communication skills
- Improve concentration and conquer new tasks
- Develop physical abilities
- Gain independence and self-confidence
- Interact with other children and adults in positive and appropriate ways
- Think creatively
- Solve problems
If you are interested in knowing more about the options for childcare at Bass Valley Children’s Centre, call us on 1300 224 644 or visit us at 60 Corinella Road, Corinella.