Our Centre

CSIROCare Clayton is a safe, warm, caring and nurturing environment where your child can learn and grow.

In partnership with families, CSIROCare can help your child reach their full potential through activities and environments that promote diversity, inclusion, respect, multiculturalism, independence, self-development and self-worth.

 

Environment

CSIROCare Clayton is a safe, warm, caring and nurturing environment with a large variety of equipment and resources to promote learning and independence.

Five bright, welcoming playrooms, each with their own outdoor play area encourage children to freely explore both inside and outside environments, while interacting with other children.

Separate sleep rooms for babies and toddlers provide a quiet place for rest.

Education

All our educators are Qualified Early Childhood Professionals. We run a funded Kindergarten Program conducted by a qualified Early Childhood Teacher.

A large variety of equipment and resources allow us to run educationally sound programs and activities for all children.

We promote an inclusive environment that caters to a diverse range of children’s needs. We work collaboratively with the Inclusion Support Team at Monash Council to ensure that children with additional needs receive the support they require.

Monthly incursions and special days: (see calendar for more details)
- Chicken or Duck hatching
- Science and sustainability week
- Cultural celebrations
- Museum exhibits
- Mobile farm
- Musical and dramatic performances... and more

Health

Balanced and nutritious meals are prepared daily on our premises, with specific dietary requirements also catered for.

We promote a healthy lifestyle through education and encourage all children to participate in physical activity on a daily basis while they explore their natural environment.

Parent Involvement

A strong focus on communication and parent involvement helps ensure each child's individual needs are met and the best possible care is given.

Strong opportunities for parent involvement is available at many levels, including our Committee of Management.

Regular child development updates are available and annual Parent/Teacher Interviews are arranged to discuss your child’s progress and development. CSIROCare also produce a regular comprehensive and informative newsletter.

A huge borrowing library of resource books and materials for parents is available at the centre and online.

 

 

Outside Play Area
Outdoor Play Area

 

Outside Play Area
Outdoor Play Area

 

Child Smiling
Playing outdoors

 

Inside Play Area
Reading Area