What programming is offered?
In following the Early Years Learning Framework curriculum, practices and learning outcomes; this ensures a high benchmark of learning and quality service is set at Hope Island Learning Sanctuary to fulfil your child’s developmental needs. Further information regarding the Early Years Learning Framework, National Quality Standards and National Quality Frameworks can be found at: http://www.acecqa.gov.au/national-quality-framework. For more information regarding our programming, click on the Curriculum tab above.
Hope Island Early Learning Sanctuary will be introducing Storypark to all of its families. Learning stories and ePortfolios help the whole family become engaged in new ways. Share family heritage and culture, hear Grandma’s voice as she tells a story and communicate in a way that’s easy, inclusive and safe.
What inclusion support is offered?
Hope Island Early Learning Sanctuary offers facilities and support for children with additional needs – from minor allergies to greater care needs such as physical or learning disabilities and behavioural issues.
What Fees and benefits will I be entitled to?
The best idea is to phone the Family Assistance Office 136150 to find out your eligibility. The current subsidies are Child Care Benefit (means tested), Child Care Rebate (for working parents) and Kindergarten Funding (for the year before school).
Also, make sure your child’s immunisation schedule is current; you won’t be able to receive benefits if it isn’t.
What are the provisions at Hope Island Early Learning Sanctuary?
Operating Hours – The centre operates from Monday to Friday, 6.30am to 6.30pm. Closed gazetted public holidays.
All Meals are included; Morning Tea, Lunch, Afternoon Tea and a late afternoon snack, Nappies and Wipes.
What is the Orientation process?
On confirmation of enrolment, you will be provided with a starter pack will which include Parent Handbook, Hat, Sleep sheet bag. Before your child’s first day, we recommend you bring your child for a visit to assist you and your child to become familiar with the environment and Educators.
We have an open door policy, so you are welcome to come back as many times as you need before starting care.
What do I pack for my child?
- Change of clothes (ones that can get messy – learning is hard work)
- Comfort items – Favourite Toy, blanket etc… This will enable us to offer support when your child is transitioning into our environment. We an work with you as to when we transition these items out.
- Dummy in a sealed, named container
For children who have bottles, please bring your formula in a air tight divider container with your child’s name on it and bottles with pre-measured water. If you can also provide a couple of extra portions when transitioning as this is great for offering to aid in with settling into building relationship with educators and the environment.