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Children & Youth Services

Community Services #1 (CS#1) operates early learning centres in the heart of Barton, Narrabundah, Forrest and the Canberra CBD. 

Our highly qualified educators are dedicated to the care and education of your child and aim to create fun and educational activities and experiences for children to thrive and learn in our services.

Our daily fee includes:

Quality educators: Our qualified staff are paid above award wage – we value their important work in caring and educating for tomorrow’s leaders.

Food: Our seasonal menus offer three daily meals and snacks, which provide 50% of your child’s daily nutritional requirements.

Nappy service: Our centres also provide a full nappy service.

Resources: Our services each have a variety of resources which provide free and open access to learning opportunities each day.

Programs: Our services offer dance, languages, music and a newly developed wellness program.

Operating costs: Our insurances, repairs, maintenance and operating bills (such as electricity and water) ensure the buildings we operate in are safe.

If you would like to learn more about our services or to find the perfect match for you and your family please call us on 02 6126 4700 to book a tour today. 

Community Services #1 childcare centres are dedicated to early education and care for children aged six weeks to six years of age. Our philosophy underpins the importance of early childhood and the value of play as a vehicle for learning.

Working in partnership with families is integral in developing a sense of community at our services and parents are encourage to participate in the program as a whole. Each of the CS#1 centres has their own individual identity which draws on each of the educators, family, children’s voices, culture and heritage. Our services aim to provide a safe and fun environment for all who belong to the CS#1 Community.

CS#1 aims to provide children with a sense of wonder and the opportunity to explore. Each of our centres scaffold children’s learning using the Early Learning Framework as a guide in early pedagogy.

Our Kitchen Managers have seasonal menus that provide 50% of the children’s nutritional requirements each day. Older children are encouraged to serve their meals where appropriate.

Additional external programs enhance the children’s learning while at the centres in a variety of mediums such as dance, speaking another language and musically.

The CS#1 philosophy supports our educators to gain higher qualifications in the Early Childhood profession. Our Registered Training Organisation Optimum Training and Development supports and mentors our educators in completing their Certificate III or Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care.

All of our Centre Directors will be happy to arrange a suitable time to view the Centre and answer any questions you may have.