There's something unique and inviting about United Children in Delacombe. The centre and its staff exhibit a warmth and familiarity for families that have been there since opening in 2017, to those who've recently joined.
"My daughter has just started at United Children (Delacombe) and she absolutely loves it. The staff are so welcoming and helpful and have been very open with my daughter's medical care. I would highly recommend this childcare" Bridie Rantal.
"My daughter has been full time since the day it opened. Always felt we have had great relationships with all staff including the director. Our daughter enjoys her time there. Her development has come along fantastic (ally) and we would have no hesitation recommending the centre to anyone." Amy Ernesti.
Since being bought by new owners, the centre's charter has been to equip its management and staff to deliver the best in care and education, and be transparent to families and the community. With a focus on social and community initiatives, United Children wants to lead by example to drive high educational programs for children and families. Early childhood education has been a significant political and economic agenda at all levels of government. Key concepts and financial investment since the establishment of the National Quality Standards have seen high benchmarks being set for improvement in the early childhood sector. Research shows quality early childhood education has long term benefits for children, parents, carers, governments and businesses.
Families attending United Children have peace of mind knowing their child is much loved, cared for and educated. Preparing our little ones for their future is what it's all about, from babies to the kinder kids, our purpose is to see them developmentally and socially accelerate so that by the time they are ready to start school, a love of learning has been established. At United Children, our play spaces and well-resourced centre gives children opportunities to learn through play; imaginative and inquisitive attributes inherently in children need to be fostered through a wide range of opportunities and United Children go above and beyond in providing this.
Understanding that families are busy, time poor and need to work, United Children provides family meals at a subsidised rate. "Pick up your child and pick up dinner" sees many families placing their dinner orders and taking the stress out of shopping, cooking and cleaning. It's just our way of helping families spend time together.
Among the cognitive and social learning at United, children take part in programs such as meals for the Soup Bus in which they cook (usually bake) for the Ballarat Soup Bus run by the On-Track Foundation. The children also walk to the local aged care facility down the road to spend time with residents. It's important to expose children to as many opportunities that involve a diverse range in our community. Our children begin to formulate respectful relationships and empathy for others.
United Children's integrated kindergarten is funded by the Department of Education and provides a comprehensive kindergarten program Monday to Friday. The transition to school is probably easier from our kindergarten program than a sessional kindergarten because our kinder teacher sees children for longer periods in the day, knows the children's temperament and abilities and works closely with families to adapt learning to suit the child. The kindergarten curriculum focuses heavily on literacy and numeracy and social and emotional learning, all crucial elements for learning to prepare children for school.
This advertising feature is sponsored by United Children Delacombe.