Now accepting enrolment for all children aged from 6 weeks to 5 years.
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At AnglicareSA, we’re all about working together and partnering with you to create positive social impact and change lives.
At AnglicareSA we work together with our families, children, and wider communities to promote inclusion, create a positive social impact, and change lives. You will see and feel that the moment we greet you at our inclusive centre located in Prospect. Our centre provides the feel of home, belonging and acceptance. Our team understands the importance of early years of education, and strive to achieve success at this stage, by fostering dispositions, skills and learnings that will be carried throughout life.
Daphne Street Childcare and Specialist Early Learning Centre incorporates our mainstream child care program, our Autism Specific Early Learning and Care Centre and our Inclusive Learning Environments for Autism Program. We are licensed to offer care for children aged from birth to school age.
Want to know more about our Autism Specific Early Learning and Care Centre here.
“My experience with the centre for the last four years has been nothing short of amazing. Words can’t describe the love, care and overall support my children have received and felt.”
– Soula, Daphne Street ELC parent
Our team is highly experienced and culturally and linguistically diverse and includes qualified early childhood educators, early childhood teachers, administration and allied health professionals, for our specialist programs. Staff to children ratios are based on the ages of children and requirements of the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority.
Immersive learning, the curriculum
We offer the Early Years Learning Framework curriculum, guiding children through a play based learning environment that encourages problem–solving, curiosity and exploration. We champion inclusion and welcome children with all abilities into our programs. Our Outdoor environment offers open and covered areas, ensuring that year-round activity takes place. We keep families and caregivers up to date on progress and learning through daily conversations, as well as our technology tool, KINDERLOOP. This tool connects families and educators to share your children’s discoveries and learnings, throughout our provided program.
The Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) provides childcare services with a framework which defines quality of care in long day care setting. Daphne Street strives to adhere to and exceed the guidelines within this framework. There are seven quality areas that Daphne Street develops improvement plans to ensure our centre is always improving in the areas of:
– Quality Area 1: Education Program and Practice
– Quality Area 2: Children’s Health and Safety
– Quality Area 3: Physical Environment
– Quality Area 4: Staffing Arrangements
– Quality Area 5: Relationships with Children
– Quality Area 6: Collaborative Partnerships with Families and Communities
– Quality Area 7: Leadership and Service Management
Health, nutrition and food
Mealtimes are wonderful learning experiences. Children will discover new tastes and experience dishes from countries and cultures across the world.
Our menus meet the Australian dietary guidelines and we can also cater for a diverse range of dietary requirements, allergies and intolerances. Daphne Street Childcare and Specialist Early Learning Centre is nut free. Please do not bring any nuts, or food containing nuts into the centre. This is due to potential issues related to allergic reactions to nuts in young children.
Please ensure you have notified the centre of any dietary requirements your child may have prior to enrolment and any changes so we can ensure the best possible experience for your child.
If your child has any special dietary requirements, please let us know when you enrol so that we can plan to meet these needs.
Fee and assistance
The following fees apply:
– Enrolment fee
– Daily child care fee
– (where relevant) Specialist program fees
Our service is an approved childcare provider and you may be eligible for the Child Care Subsidy (CCS). The amount of CCS you may receive is based on your family’s income and level of activity. Once you have decided to enrol, please apply for the CCS at your nearest Centrelink office or online at www.servicesaustralia.gov.au as soon as possible. Once enrolled you will need to confirm your enrolment via Centrelink to receive subsidy.
Additional fees apply for our specialist programs – Autism Specific Early Learning and Care Centre (ASELCC) and Inclusive Learning Environments for Autism Program (ILEAP).
No fees are charged on public holidays or when the centre is closed.
All children who attend the centre are required to be fully up to date with their immunisations. A copy of their immunisation history from Medicare is required prior to commencing. Children are required to maintain their up to date immunisation status while attending the centre.
Assessment and Rating
We are committed to providing you and your child with the highest standards of care, support and learning. We constantly strive to improve and bring the best of childcare and early learning in the South Australian sector.
As such, both our centres participate in the National Quality Standard system which is governed by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA). This body seeks to raise the quality of childcare and early learning and achieve consistency across all services within the sector.
In addition, we are constantly reviewing our own practices and working at staying ahead of the curve in the way we offer learning and care across both our centres.
Want to know more? You can download the Daphne St Centre Handbook for complete information on all of our centre’s policies.
“Now two-and-a-half years old, our son has been cared for by diligent and thoughtful people who’ve carefully considered his needs, allergies, development milestones and helped him enjoy his independence away from home.”
– Jen, Daphne Street ELC parent
Whether you want to ask a few more questions or you want to book a tour, our centre staff would love to help.