Child Care Connections is our child care services program offering long day education and care services in both Berriedale and Benjafield. We provide a variety of care including daily, weekly and sessional care. We cater for children from early infants to seven years of age.
Our service is inclusive and caters for all children. We liaise with other sectors and local agencies and groups to both build educator knowledge and community links and partnerships. We are involved in an intergenerational program with Glenview Community Services. CHAT (Children Helping the Aged Together) is a planned interaction of different age groups, infants to elderly. On a weekly basis the children attend Glenview and participate in a variety of experiences with the aged residents.
Our services are approved and operate in accordance with Education and Care Services National Law and Regulations and work to policies and procedures to ensure best practice. Educators continually review their practice in light of current and emerging information, standards and the needs of families and children who use the service.
We believe that all children have the right to a quality early learning program that allows them to experience the wonder and joy of childhood. We believe early education is fundamental for future learning.
Morning from 7.30am until 12.45pm
Afternoon from 12.45pm until 6pm
Full day any hours between 7.30am and 6.00pm.
109 Hopkins Street Moonah
03 6216 6611
671 Main Road Berriedale
03 6216 6688
Enrolling your child
Please contact Benjafield or Berriedale to arrange an appointment to visit and discuss enrolment options. You will go on a tour of the service, we will talk about the enrolment process and fees and conditions, as well as discuss the days you want to book in, your child’s routines, allergies and any medical information.
After that we can arrange commencement dates and settle visits.
Child Care Connections Vision
Our vision is to
- be a family’s first choice for early childhood education and care in Glenorchy and the wider community.
- provide vibrant and flexible environments that are welcoming spaces, which reflect the lives and identity of children and families participating in the service, responding to their interests and needs.
- co-program with all children, respecting each child’s agency through valuing their voices and making them visible.
- engage qualified, experienced educators who are deliberate, purposeful and thoughtful in their decisions and actions, and who are committed to ensuring quality learning outcomes for all children.
The Service Philosophy reflects that all children in our care are the heart of our practices. With genuine partnerships with our families, and the community, we as motivated educators provide stimulating learning programs and environments, which reflect the Early Years Learning Framework and the National Quality Standards that allows each child to develop their potential at their own rate. At Child Care Connections we believe children learn best when they feel safe, secure, valued and have a sense of belonging.
The program is child centred which is linked directly to the Early Years Learning Framework and the National Quality Standards to enable children to develop autonomy, responsibility and respect, and to create an environment of joy, wonder and exploration.
Educators are provided with regular professional development opportunities to increase knowledge and understanding of all children and enhance their work practices. Educators are also given opportunities to attend meetings and sessions with other agencies that are supporting children in the services care. The services planning is strength based focused for all children and directed by their individual interests. Each child has their own portfolio that demonstrates their journey through development and strengths, observations and learning stories.
We encourage family feedback and this can be provided in numerous ways:
- in person
- via email
- via our online form