East Bentleigh Child Care Centre provides quality long day care services for families who live or work in the surrounding community. The Centre does not operate for commercial gain, but for the well-being of the children and their families. We take pride in our ability to maintain a child care setting which focuses on the development of the children and which encourages the involvement of parents in the Centre’s activities.

EBCCC is an Incorporated Association run by a volunteer parent committee.

Planning and the Early Years Learning Framework

At East Bentleigh Child Care Centre we base our planning on the National Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and Victorian Early Years Learning Framework (VEYLF) developed for children aged from birth to eight.

The framework recognises that children’s learning and development takes place in the context of their families, and that families are children’s first and most important educators. Families provide children with the relationships, opportunities and the experiences that shape their learning and development.

IMG_0560It acknowledges that families and communities are diverse, and children’s learning and development is enhanced when early childhood professionals respect their cultures and ways of knowing and being.

In particular, the framework recognises and respects indigenous cultures and the unique place of these in Victoria’s heritage and future. Learning about and valuing the place of first nation people will enhance all Victorian children’s sense of place in our community.

The Victorian Early Years Learning Framework (VEYLF) recognises that every child will take a unique path to the five outcomes and that all children will require different levels of support, some requiring significantly more than others.

The five EYLF outcomes for all children are:

  • Children have a strong sense of identity.
  • Children are connected with and contribute to their world.
  • Children have a strong sense of wellbeing.
  • Children are confident and involved learners.
  • Children are effective communicators.

These outcomes provide a shared language for all early childhood professionals to use when planning for children’s learning and development.

Parent Participation

EBCCC is a community-based childcare centre. We rely on parent participation to keep our doors open. Without parent involvement the Centre is not able to run.  It is important that you acknowledge this when you enrol your child at EBCCC as it is necessary for you to contribute to the Centre in one way or another. Once your child(ren) is enrolled at EBCCC, you become a member of the Incorporated Association.

IMG_0728All parents are encouraged to become involved and there are many opportunities to do this:

  • as part of the committee of management
  • as part of a sub-committee
  • volunteering at events (e.g. working bees, sausage sizzles)
  • attending the Annual General Meeting (AGM)
  • kindergarten duty
  • sharing your skills/hobbies
  • participating in social events
  • helping with fundraising.

If you would like further information regarding participation at EBCCC, you are encouraged to contact one of the members of staff or the committee (contact details can be found on the Centre noticeboard).

We require one parent to attend the AGM, which is held within three-five months of the end of the financial year.

Management

Gumnuts room

Wombats Room

Possums Room

Chef / Kitchen