Cooke Court Child Care Centre

Kindergarten
Child care
Long day care
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Established in 1986 in the heart of Richmond, Cooke Court Child Care Centre offers long day care programs, with integrated 4 year kindergarten Monday to Thursday, for our wonderfully diverse community.

With experienced, multi-lingual educators, fluent in Vietnamese, Cantonese, Mandarin, Japanese, Afrikaans, Turkish, Somali and Amharic, your children can celebrate their own culture and discover many others, within our vibrant learning environment.

Environment

Children enjoy a range of fun-filled activities and learning adventures in our indoor and renewed outdoor areas. Here, they’ll discover and care for their surroundings, learn new skills, grow herbs and vegetables, and play with their friends in a safe, welcoming environment.

Our early learning centre features:

  • Planned and intentional indoor spaces
  • Large outdoor space
  • Sand pit
  • Trees and natural shade
  • Herb and vegetable garden beds
  • Shade sail
  • Play area with climbing equipment
  • Recycling area to encourage sustainability and caring for the environment
  • Gross motor play equipment
  • Worm farm
  • Water tank
Learning Experiences

We have fun learning! In addition to our daily education adventures, children get involved in programs and events that nurture their sense of community and allow them to explore new ideas. We encourage their participation in activities such as:

  • Smiles 4 Miles for oral care education
  • Sports Active for Grand Final week
  • Mini Pets for interacting with our furry friends
Health and wellbeing

Children learn to grow food and care for the environment, gaining valuable knowledge about where their nutrition comes from and which foods are good for them. We teach them about:

  • Composting food scraps in our worm farm
  • Growing their own herbs and vegetables in our sensory garden
  • Recycling products and materials
  • Healthy and sustainable ways of living

By preparing healthy, culturally and dietary-appropriate food on site, every child has access to nutritious, delicious food to fuel their growing bodies and inspire good eating habits for the future.

Family and community

Cooke Court Child Care Centre truly comes to life during cultural festivals and significant days, bringing families from the local community together with their children to celebrate diversity and inclusion. Each day we welcome parental participation in our regular Centre activities.

Children also connect with their community by engaging with:

  • Local primary schools
  • Wellbeing practices
  • FareShare, an organisation that rescues food that would otherwise go to waste and cooks it into free nutritious meals for people in need
  • Ardoch
Special services

Children learn best when they feel safe and cared for. Our educators are experienced in working with children who live with a range of physical and intellectual disability or have experienced challenges and trauma.

Enrolments

For interest in kindergarten or long day care for 2020 or 2021, please complete the Uniting expression of interest form.

For a place in 2021, we send the letters of offer out to families later in the year including instructions for the next steps of enrolment and orientation dates. .

For a place this year, we will be back in contact with you within a few days to discuss your care needs.

For more information or if you’d like to arrange a visit, please Get in touch or call us on 03 9428 3433.

Fill out an expression of interest form to find out more

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