ACACIA - Barton
‘If you want a childcare centre where you feel like you are part of a family that cares for your child like the children are their own, then look no further- Acacia will be your home!’ – Acacia Parent
‘Acacia is a wonderful service and the educators care for the children by going the extra mile and helping instill resilience and empathy.’ – Parent
Why Choose Acacia?
Like all our early education centres, Acacia Early Education and Care Centre was established for the purpose of creating a high quality early education experience with the needs of your child dictating the structure of our plans and programs.
Being a non-profit is a key factor in being able to put time and resources into providing qualified passionate educators combined with a well structured, fun and safe environment.
About the Centre
Acacia a medium size centre (64 places). It has a strong sense of community which has been created with the use of a shared outdoor learning space for all children as well as a shared dining area which is the central hub of the centre.
Acacia has been working with the Canberra environment centre to establish and maintain vegetable and herb gardens. The children have been very involved in the ‘grow together’ project where they learn about gardening, healthy foods and sustainable practices.
We have embedded Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives into the curriculum and once a month an Aboriginal Elder visits our both our Acacia and Birralee centres to talk about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture through music, dance and storytelling.
Educators at Acacia are committed to nurturing and supporting the individual needs and values of each child and their family.
Click here to read more about how we organise our environments for learning and development.
We proudly achieved an ‘Exceeding National Quality Standard’ (highest quality rating) as part of the national child care service assessment framework.
The waiting list has a priority of access to the Attorney General’s Department but can also take non-Departmental applications.
We serve nutritious meals and snacks throughout the day. To view a sample menu click here. This sample menu provides the following serves per day: Grains (2), Fruit (1), Vegetables (2), Dairy (1), Meat/alternative (1), Sometimes Food (0).
As part of the daily fee, all of our centres provide a full nappy service.
We also run incursions including the Wellbeing program and garden program with the Canberra environment centre.
Acacia caters for children from 6 weeks to 5 years of age and the centre is open from 7.30am to 6.00pm.
Gumnuts (Nursery) – 6 weeks to 2 years
Bluebells (Toddlers) – 2 years to 3 years
Wattles (Preschool) – 3 years to 5 years.