Children develop rapidly between the ages of 0 to 6 and meeting their unique nutrient needs is vital to their development. Most children have formed lifelong eating patterns by the time they start school so it’s an important responsibility to guide children towards sound food habits, helping them to maintain good health in the long term.
Our delicious and seasonal menus have been developed by a Registered Dietitian and are prepared fresh daily by our centre’s trained Cooks. We provide all children with 5 fresh and well-rounded meals each day including:
- Morning tea
- Afternoon tea
- Late snack
Healthy snacks and refreshments are readily available throughout the day and our daily program encourages children to develop self-help skills by allowing them to self-serve, scrape their bowls and place bowls and cutlery into designated areas after finishing meals.
As part of our transition to school program, we encourage children to make healthy choices through involvement with meal preparation and active participation in initiatives such as Lunch Box Month, Lunch Order Week and Canteen Week. This also exposes children to school routines, dealing with money and their belongings – activities they will participate in when they attend school.
WHY YOUNG ACADEMICS?
As a family, everything is taken care of as soon as you walk through the centre doors. We provide each child with nappies, wipes, linen, sunscreen, 5 delicious meals, superior facilities and resources, dedicated and engaged educators and a world class daily program focusing on overall wellness, filled with lots of time for fun and exploration.
Our comprehensive offering provides families with peace of mind knowing that their child will be wonderfully taken care of and immersed in educational experiences from the moment they arrive, to the moment they leave the centre.
Tune into Kinderloop
We love nothing more than sharing your child’s progress with you. That’s why we use Kinderloop, an app developed to help educators keep families ‘in the loop’ by capturing and sharing your child’s special moments throughout the day. By simply downloading Kinderloop to your smart phone, you can stay in touch with your child’s milestones, daily activities and events every day.
Trust is everything in childcare, and we work hard to earn it. Whether we’re communicating with families or with each other, we’re truthful, respectful and responsive.
We love looking after children – it’s that simple. It’s what drives us to ensure we’re always implementing best practice in everything we do, from qualifications to processes and curriculum. There’s no place for cutting corners!
Always on the front foot, we’re constantly seeking ways to improve what we do. Just like your children, we’re always learning, growing, adapting and evolving.
We Are family
We want Young Academics to feel like a home away from home, so we keep family values at the heart of everything we do. It’s about closeness, trust, unity and teamwork.