Roscoe Avenue Childrens Centre

About Us

N1_RoscoeAvenue-01Roscoe Avenue Children’s Centre is a purpose built Long Day Care facility located just off the main route into town from the east.

We are open from 6:30 am to 6:30 pm and provide quality long day care and education for children aged six weeks to six years.

The Centre consists of four educational rooms incorporating a recognised Kindergarten program and a sleep room attached to the Nursery.

Our outdoor playscapes have an emphasis on natural environments with vegetable gardens, a fernery, tan bark and grassed areas and pet animals. We are also focusing on becoming more environmentally aware through our waste management practices and worm farm.

A qualified chef provides nutritionally appropriate meals on a daily basis with specific dietary requirements catered for.

At Roscoe Avenue we value our Centre’s philosophy, which reflects the diverse values of our children, families, staff and the wider community. Our educational programs cater for the individual cultural needs, interests and abilities of all children through flexible but consistent routines, play based learning and exploration.

We value the strength of our educational team and work closely with each other to provide an environment where children can develop to their full potential.

The team at Roscoe Avenue pride themselves on being friendly and welcoming to all families. We value the importance of family interaction in our centre and therefore try to involve our families in the Centre’s activities as much as we can. We have an open door policy where parents and families are welcome to visit and interact with their children at any time of the day.

We welcome you to contact the centre or drop by at any time to meet the team and learn more.

government-VIC-approved

 Our Kindergarten program is supported by the Victorian Government.

Centre Manager profile

Cindy McIntosh

How long have you been working in childcare?

19 years, with 10 of these years being at Roscoe Avenue Children’s Centre.

What is your favourite part of working at the centre?

Seeing the children come in with a smile on their face and saying hello to me each and every morning as they arrive and also children coming into my office to give me a hug or high 5 to say goodbye at the end of the day as they are leaving.

What qualifications do you hold?

  • Bachelor of Teaching – Early Childhood Education
  • Advanced Diploma in Business Management and Leadership
  • Diploma of Community Services – Children’s Services
  • Certificate 4 Community Services – Disability
  • Certificate 3 in Aged Care

What are you most proud of at your centre?

My team, the dedication and commitment that they all display on a daily basis just blows me away.

What is your favourite inspirational quote?

“Every day may not be good, but there is good in every day”

What inspired you to become an educator?

I loved the idea that I could have an impact on children’s lives! I love fostering positive relationships, introducing new and exciting ways of learning, seeing that excitement when they have learnt something new and then being able to document this and share with their families.

What values are most important to you in your team members?

Dedication, Passion, Honesty and Compassion.

As a child what did you want to be when you grew up?

A famous singer or a Teacher.

What is one of your hobbies?

Spending time with my family and traveling in our caravan.

What message would you like to tell parents considering your centre?

At Roscoe Avenue Children’s Centre we believe that all children deserve to have a voice and the right to be heard and listened to. Our educators to provide interest based learning environments for all children which encourages more engaged children who are more eager to learn. As a Centre Manager I still like to spend time within all rooms across our service  taking the opportunity to stop and get to know your children, watch them grow, smile and be curious in what they are learning.

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Facilities

Rooms

Our centre provides care for the following age groups:

Nursery Toddler Junior Kindy Kindergarten
 6 weeks – 18 months 18 months – 2.5 years  2.5 years – 3 years  3+ years

*This is flexible based on the abilities and interests of the child

Facilities

Our service provides the following facilities:

  • Nappies included
  • Breakfast
  • Morning tea
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon tea
  • Other meals
  • Petting zoo/animals
  • Veggie garden
  • On-site parking
  • In-house cook
  • Halal meal options
  • Fully air-conditioned
  • Large, natural play environments
  • Early Childhood Teacher
  • Government Approved Kindergarten Program

Vacation Care

Our centre also offers a vacation care program for children from 5-12 years old. We make life easier for our parents with extended operating hours and affordable fees. Our vacation care programs has a variety of activities with a focus on fun and learning! Your child will have endless amounts of fun with a mix of in-centre activities, indoor and outdoor play and visits to the community. Don’t miss out on a spot in our vacation care this coming holiday, Enquire today!

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Testimonials

 Reviews and Testimonials

See what some of our parents say about our centre:

I have had children attending Roscoe Avenue on and off over the past six years. The staff have always taken excellent care of my kids, including one with food allergies, and another with a developmental delay. I am especially grateful for the persistence of staff in encouraging my youngest to start walking and they are continuing to work on his language and communication skills.”

– Naomi

 

My family have been using this centre for the past 7 years and love it! The friendly staff are approachable and feel like an extended part of our family.”

– Nicki

 

Roscoe Avenue is a wonderful centre with warm and enthusiastic staff. Great for a working mum – I can just drop off and not have to worry. Kinder program at the centre is really helpful as my boys can stay at the centre until they are ready for school.”

– Melanie

Enquire Now

We’d love to welcome you to one of our NurtureOne Childcare & Early Education centres. If you would like to register your interest in a place at Roscoe Avenue Children’s Centre, please fill out the childcare enrolment form below. One of our educators will then be in touch to discuss your needs.

Please note: filling in this form does not guarantee a place. We recommend visiting a centre for a tour and meeting our friendly educators.