Blackwood Street Child Centre in Mitchelton
Blackwood Street Child Centre is Mitchelton’s leading long day care not for profit child centre. Operating Monday to Friday from 7am to 6pm, the centre is community-focused and provides a safe and happy learning environment for children from nursery to kindy age inclusive.
Decades of experience
Blackwood Street Child Centre has a long history of supporting children and families within the local community. Originally formed by a group of Mitchelton housewives, the organisation has nearly 69 years’ experience in child care and over 40 years in the current Blackwood Street location.
The Blackwood Street Child Centre environment
There are six rooms at the centre, each offering a high quality program that focuses on a curriculum and learning environment suitable for each age group. With more than twice the required outdoor space per child and a natural environment, the centre provides children the flexibility to safely explore their surroundings. This environment stimulates the diversity of the children’s play experiences and contributes to their healthy development.
Outstanding child care in Mitchelton
Long day care is provided by the Blackwood Street Child Centre in a location close to all the main Mitchelton amenities such as – Mitchelton Train Station, Blackwood Street Shopping Precinct, Brookside Shopping Centre, Blackwood Street Cafes, and Kedron Brook Bike Path. Families and children at the centre enjoy :
- Offering places from nursery to pre-school age
- A nutritious and healthy morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea, prepared on site by the centre Chef and with a Five Star food rating
- Regular online updates to parents and carers about child activities through Storypark
- No fees charged on public holidays
- Great, natural outdoor play with large shady areas
- Caring, highly qualified staff
- A child-centred environment
- Dedicated Educational Leaders focused on curriculum development and staff professional development
- All Educators are First Aid and CPR trained
- Extracurricular activities, including Happy Feet and Ginger Sports
The Blackwood Street Child Centre curriculum
The curriculum ensures children of all ages are involved in an educational program that is stimulating, engaging and enhances children’s learning and development through following their interests. The curriculum recognises the significance of early childhood programs for children, and the diversity, experiences and relationships that shape children’s lives. The curriculum invites educators to view children as capable learners who bring knowledge and experiences into the centre by building on prior learning and providing opportunities to learn through play. Also, it is recognised that the curriculum highlights the important role that educators actively engage as they work with children and families in making curriculum decisions using the early learning areas by interacting, planning, monitoring, assessing and reflecting.
Blackwood Street Child Centre welcomes parent and carer involvement and feedback through regular discussion with your children’s educators, and through bi-monthly social BBQs with the staff and board at the centre. As a not for profit organisation, the board of the Centre is made up of parents and carers with children attending the centre, who have a vested interest in ensuring the best possible learning environment for all children.
Blackwood Street Child Centre is located at 117 Blackwood Street, Mitchelton.
To find out more about Blackwood Street Child Centre, please phone (07) 3354 1244, or visit their website at http://blackwoodstreetchildcentre.com.au/.