We value early childhood education as the foundation for lifelong learning. We believe that each child is a unique individual and should be respected and treated as such. At A Step Towards Independence, we are inclusive of all children, showing respect to their needs, beliefs and backgrounds.
We will strive to provide holistic support of the child’s exclusive requirements and interests in a nurturing, familiar environment that fosters the child’s developmental domains. Our early learning context supports scaffolding children’s learning and development through play based learning, quality interactions with peers, parents and carers in the overall attempt to pave the way for an exploratory understanding of themselves, the world around them and their place in it.
We place an extremely high value and importance on partnerships within our community. Partnerships provide us with invaluable information relating to cultural backgrounds and heritage as a means of developing the best possible environment for all children in our care. We believe that early childhood is a celebration of learning and honour of diversity that when valued and nurtured appropriately, fosters individuals that can positively contribute to their community and the greater society.
MORE ABOUT US
Our Nursery - 0 – 12 months
Our Junior Toddlers - 12 months – 24 months
Our Senior Toddlers – 2 – 3 years
Our Junior Kindy – 3 – 4 years
Our Kindy - 4 - 6 years
OUR KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM
We offer a holistic kindergarten program with a fully acreditedl early childhood teacher in a natural play space designed for the children to explore, play and use creative imaginations. We create a holistic program where the children's interests are the focus of the program.
The distance they have travelled through the Early Years Learning Framework is documented in their individual learning journals.
We run a school readiness program through the year to assist our children in becoming prepared for formal schooling.
We achieve this by collaborating with local primary schools and employing early childhood teachers at our centre. We provide extracurricular activities for our enrolled children at no extra cost.
Extracurricular Activities - we will offer various extracurricular activities throughout the year. You can find out more information at the Centre Office.
ASTI Child Care is an organisation, where we open our hearts inclusively to all children. Discounts are offered for children of ADF personnel. Children booked full time will attract a discount.