Early Education & Out of School Hours Care

Very impressed with the engaging and informative programs for pre-schoolers. Also the chef is fantastic and our daughter has become more adventurous with eating at home since attending the centre.” (Parent – Helen)

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Community Services #1 operates Early Education and Care Centres in the heart of Barton, Narrabundah, Forrest and the Canberra CBD.

We also operate an Out of School Hours Care Service at Mawson Primary School and will run the Out of School Hours Care program at Throsby School when the new school opens in January 2022 [enrolments@communityservices1.org]

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

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 4728 to book a tour.

Our daily fees include:

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

Food: Our nutritious 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 a range of programs including a wellness program developed specifically for our services.

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 provides a safe and fun environment for all.

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.

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

The CS#1 philosophy supports our educators to gain higher qualifications in the Early Childhood profession. We regularly support and mentor 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.

Early Education and Care & Out Of School Hours Care – Enquiry Form

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