How do I enrol my child at Mount Coolum Day Care Centre?
There are a few different ways you can enrol; you can pop into our centre and see our Director, fill in an enquiry form on our website, email or give us a call. It’s that easy. We are only too happy to give you a tour of our facilities and answer any questions you might have.
What are your opening hours?
We are open from 6.30am to 6.00pm
Do you have a Government approved Kindy Program?
Yes, a registered teacher runs our Kindy program 5 days a week.
Do you pay extra for the Government approved Kindy Program?
NO our regular fee covers the cost of our Kindy program. We offer our families a Kindy subsidy (please see our Director for more information)
How is rest time managed at Mount Coolum Day Care Centre?
Rest is as important for growth, development and health as nutrition and physical activity. Children become very busy at day care and are consistently on the go so they need to rest. Rest does not always mean sleeping. We are aware that some children will not sleep and that’s ok. However, we do expect all children to rest on beds to allow the children who require a sleep time to do so. After 30 mins the children who do not require a sleep are able to participate in quiet activities.
Will my child have regular educators that they know?
Yes we have team of core educators that are rosterd on in each room for consistency. We have a pool of regular relief educators who the children are familiar with that we use as replacement educators when our core educators are away.
How will educators communicate with me about my child’s development and learning?
Communication is very important and we have many different methods to keep you up to date with what is happening during your child’s day. Newsletters, emails, posters, photos, slideshows, group project books, phone calls and face to face chats are just a few. Like us on Facebook for reminders, photos and videos of what’s happening around our centre.
What makes Mount Coolum Day Care Centre different to others in the area?
Our centre has been a part of the local community for 25 years. We are family owned with a team of warm, caring long term educators. We incorporate the relaxed coastal lifestyle into our program with a focus on the natural health and well being of our children.
Yoga and meditation are embedded into our program.
All rooms are scented with essential oils.
A big emphasis is on building a sustainable future for our children.
Children are encouraged to connect with nature through gardening, using natural materials and exploring our mud pit.
Children are invited to help care for our living creatures such as fish, hermit crabs and chickens.
Children of all ages are viewed as capable learners; freedom of play and risk taking is encouraged.