FIRST CLASS EARLY LEARNING & CHILDCARE
Cherry Bridge Station Austral is conveniently located at 280 Fifteenth Avenue in Austral/West Hoxton. This centre is all on one level, has easy access with a ramp to the front door, and plenty of parking available – just drive in and drop-off/pick-up with ease. (View on Google Maps)
This Cherry Bridge Station centre was built to the highest standards and is designed to inspire a sense of curiosity and discovery in every child. Each and every inch of the centre was designed to facilitate different types of play, support educational milestones, achieve curriculum objectives and provide a safe, nurturing and stimulating environment to play and learn in. The centre features keypad security access, shaded outdoor play areas and safety gates.
3. Specialised Educational Programs
Cherry Bridge Station Austral has specialised educational programs to suit ages 6 weeks to 5 years, whilst also offering a nurturing and engaging ‘outside of school hours’ care program for the bigger children!
4. PLAY AREAS
At Cherry Bridge Station Austral we have two state-of-the-art outdoor play areas. One is specially designed for our 0-2-year-olds, while the other caters for the 2-5 years age group, and our ‘outside school hours’ group. These generous play spaces include sandpits, decking, benches, cubby houses, herb garden and water play. Our large verandah, shade sails and umbrellas allow children to enjoy the importance of playtime whatever the weather.
5. Nutrition & Healthy Eating
Good eating habits are an essential part of our educational programs. The planning, preparation and serving of meals at Cherry Bridge Station is a vital part of our quality of care. Whilst some childcare facilities use outside catering, Cherry Bridge Station prepares all meals on the premises in our own fully equipped kitchen. We use only quality ingredients; lean meats and chicken, fresh vegetables and fruits with a minimal amount of processed or frozen foods (we do not use reheated frozen meals).
Fresh drinking water is always available and milk is served at various times throughout the day. Our experienced cooks hold qualifications in ‘Nutrition and Menu Planning’ and ‘Safe Food Handling’. All allergies are regarded as a top priority and educators are trained in anaphylaxis. Special needs and dietary requirements are also carefully recorded and managed appropriately, with each child being catered for according to their individual needs.
The entire Cherry Bridge Station centre is a nut-free zone. Cherry Bridge Station serves breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and a late afternoon snack, and together these have been designed to meet 70% of each child’s total daily nutritional needs. The Cherry Bridge Station app allows you to see daily menus and will also record how much food your child is eating while in our care.
Childcare is an extension of the family. The early years of a young child’s development will shape their future and influence the people they become. The Cherry Bridge Station team are committed to encouraging and supporting the growth of each and every child in our care. Early Childhood Educators isn’t a job, it’s a responsibility and a privilege.
Our Nominated Supervisor:
Our Nominated Supervisor, Letizia, has been working in childcare since 2009. As such, she has been given the opportunity to share her love of learning with the children in her care, helping her to grow professionally and successfully achieve a leadership role. She is married with 2 children and comes from a large family. She enjoys reading and knitting in her spare time, and spending time with friends and family. She is of Italian decent and speaks Italian fluently (and English of course). Like every Italian mother, she loves to cook and feed the people around her! Come and meet Letizia doing what she is passionate about at Austral!
of Care Guarantee
To ensure high quality of care, Cherry Bridge Station implements an Open Door Policy where parents are welcome in the centre at any time, and parent involvement and feedback is always appreciated. Cherry Bridge Station is proud of the care and education we provide and by allowing parents to enter the service at any time, they are able to see Cherry Bridge Station’s continuity of care first-hand.
8. CHILD CARE SUBSIDY (CCS)
Cherry Bridge Station Austral has been approved for the Child Care Subsidy (CCS). Families complete the online CCS assessment via the myGov website prior to starting at Cherry Bridge Station and if eligible, the CCS will be paid directly to Cherry Bridge Station on your behalf.