Learning Together Every Day
Welcome to Seaton Community Children’s Centre
Seaton Community Children’s Centre is a non profit community based service which is managed by a committee of parents who are passionate about making our service a warm, inviting, high quality experience for you and your child. We are licensed for 52 children per day aged from 6 weeks to school age.
Seaton Community Children’s Centre is located on Glenburnie Street next to the Seaton High School. We have a large, exciting outdoor area with lots of shade and room to learn and develop skills. At the front of the service we also have a Kitchen Garden which the children help to plant, maintain and harvest for use in our delicious and balanced meals, in accordance with the guidelines from Nutrition Australia.
We have been providing high quality, professional childcare to the surrounding community for over 30 years. We are accredited through the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority and are constantly involved in professional development and training.
We provide children with morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, snack and drinks to promote healthy eating for young children. Through the meals that are offered we aim to provide 50% of a child’s daily requirements whilst in care. Children who have specific mealtime requirements are supported with consultation between our cook, families and other professionals as required.
How we work
We believe there are numerous benefits in providing children with opportunities to engage in natural environments, it stimulates their curiosity through exploring the plants and trees. It encourages an appreciation of the natural elements of the environment including sand, rocks, mud and water by discovering their properties and what they can do.
Natural environments provide opportunities for open ended interactions and stimulate the child’s imagination as a log becomes a boat or a car, or a bus to take them and their friends to the zoo. They also support opportunities to learn about sustainability and develop a deeper awareness and connection with nature and all that it offers.
The children take pride in growing their own vegetables in their garden. There is a large covered outdoor area which children can enjoy during inclement weather. We supply sunscreen and suitable hats, and follow the Cancer Council’s guidelines for sun safety throughout the year.
Being situated in a low traffic area makes the outdoor experience safer and more enjoyable.
We use current educational theories including Attachment Theory, Circle of Security, Marte Meo, and Primary Caregiving to influence the development our curriculum. Our learning program is based on Early Years Learning Framework.
“We have highly qualified educators, and encourage further learning that supports best practice. Between us, our employees have over 185 years of experience within an education and care environment and we have a stable team”
We strongly believe in upholding the rights of children, and are inclusive of all backgrounds, cultures and abilities. We embrace diversity because we know how much it enriches the learning and values of the children we support, their families and our educators.
We focus on building relationships and an environment that supports each child to feel safe and secure, which means we are always responsive and nurturing with children as a critical part of their development throughout life. We focus on the physical, cognitive, emotional, and social health of each child in partnership with families to ensure each child is receiving the education and care that supports their own needs and interests.
We give a lot of attention to communication between children, families and educators which helps us find the strengths of both children and educators and a greater ability to enhance their development.
Like a Tour?
Come in and meet our team and have a look over our facilities
Monday 6:30am - 6:00pm
Tuesday 6:30am - 6:00pm
Wednesday 6:30am - 6:00pm
Thursday6:30am - 6:00pm
Friday 6:30am - 6:00pm
37 Glenburnie Street, Seaton, SA 5023
08 8347 1839