Do you provide meals?
As part of our complete service, we supply nutritional home cooked meals prepared by our in-house cook. Our aim is to promote healthy eating habits.
Do I need to provide nappies?
We have an opt-in option to provide your child’s nappies for $2 per day. If you prefer to provide your own nappies, please put these in your child’s bag and top them up daily. If we run out of your nappies, we will use a MiniDale Explorers nappy at $1 for each nappy used.
What is the readiness for school program?
Our Readiness for School program has been created by our experienced and qualified team, in collaboration with the new entrant teachers of our local schools. Special attention is given to not just word recognition, numeracy and vocabulary but also concentration, working in a group and routines. As part of the program Mini Dale Explorers will provide lunchboxes and drink bottles days to help with this change of routine as children enter school.
What are your teacher to child ratios?
We provide outstanding teacher to child ratios at MiniDale Explorers. The Early Childhood Regulations state minimum ratio requirements for Under 2’s is 1:5 and Over 2’s being 1:10. We maintain a minimum ratios of 1:4 for Under 2’s and 1:8 for Over 2’s.
Are your teachers qualified?
We identify the importance of providing quality early childhood education by a skilled and knowledgeable staff and maintain at least 80% qualified teaching team and continuous professional development for all our teachers.
How do you communicate with parents?
We encourage open communication. If there is something you believe we could do differently or think it could be improved, please let us know. At MiniDale Explores we are in constant communication with our families. The most common forms are: Daily conversations at drop off/pick up times Notes being left on the sign in sheets Notices on the notice board at the front door Newsletters Menus Phone calls/emails Policy Review Book Facebook
How do I enrol my child?
We highly recommend that all parents/guardians and children visit our amazing centre before making a decision. Please complete the form on our contact page. We will contact you and make an appointment to show you around and explain all that is going on.
Do you do the Free ECE Sessions?
Yes we do. Families can do up to 5 morning or/and afternoon sessions including meals at no cost.