Waite Campus Childrens Centre

Philosophy

Children are the focus of our service.

We foster reciprocal connections between children, families and staff to create a welcoming safe and learning environment.

We promote relationships that support children to:

  • develop a sense of belonging and community

  • respect and care for each other and the environment

  • see themselves as confident, adaptable and capable.

We provide a positive environment to promote active learning and development through play.

We recognise and celebrate our diverse backgrounds and the abilities that we all bring to our community.

We respectfully acknowledge that the land we learn upon is the traditional land of the Kaurna people and we value and support the principals of a reconciled Australia.

 

We foster reciprocal connections between children, families and staff to create a welcoming and safe learning environment.

We promote relationships that support children to:

  • develop a sense of belonging and community
  • respect and care for each other and the environment
  • see themselves as confident, adaptable and capable.

We provide an environment to promote active learning and development through play. We recognise and celebrate our diverse backgrounds and the abilities that we all bring to our community.

We respectfully acknowledge that the land we learn upon is the traditional land of the Kaurna people and we value and support the principles of a reconciled Australia.

We foster reciprocal connections between children, families and staff to create a welcoming and safe learning environment.

We promote relationships that support children to:

  • develop a sense of belonging and community
  • respect and care for each other and the environment
  • see themselves as confident, adaptable and capable.

We provide an environment to promote active learning and development through play. We recognise and celebrate our diverse backgrounds and the abilities that we all bring to our community.

We respectfully acknowledge that the land we learn upon is the traditional land of the Kaurna people and we value and support the principles of a reconciled Australia.

We foster reciprocal connections between children, families and staff to create a welcoming and safe learning environment.

We promote relationships that support children to:

  • develop a sense of belonging and community
  • respect and care for each other and the environment
  • see themselves as confident, adaptable and capable.

We provide an environment to promote active learning and development through play. We recognise and celebrate our diverse backgrounds and the abilities that we all bring to our community.

We respectfully acknowledge that the land we learn upon is the traditional land of the Kaurna people and we value and support the principles of a reconciled Australia.

Waite Campus Childrens Centre is open from 8am until 6pm Monday to Friday.

The Centre provides an education and care service for children aged 3 months to school age including an integrated approved preschool program for eligible 4 year olds.

Regular permanent bookings are for a minimum of two full days up to full time.

Priority is given to all staff and students of the Waite Campus, including employees of University of Adelaide, CSIRO, SARDI, ACPFG, AWRI and other co-located organisations.

It is essential that you complete an expression of interest as early as possible and maintain regular email contact with the Centre, at least every 3 months.

As SA now has the same first day for school and preschool all vacancies across all ages are usually filled within the first 3 months of the year.

We have a strengths based approach to learning with a strong focus on outdoor learning and education for sustainability and provide a range of learning environments.

WCCC provides healthy snacks and food across the day. We follow the guidelines of Nutrition Australia to ensure children are introduced to healthy eating.

Expressions of interest

Waiting lists

Read information about our waiting list management.

Fee schedule

Fee schedule
Fees effective 1 July 2021  
Weekly $580
Daily (minimum 2 days) $117

Preschool: As part of the Commonwealth Government's Universal Access to preschool, Waite Campus Childrens Centre offers an integrated preschool program for children in the year before they commence school on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9am - 5pm during school terms.

A small administration fee is charged on enrolment. Families using the Centre can apply for a Child Care Subsidy (CCS) through Centrelink.

Location

Waite Road, Waite campus, Urrbrae. Map reference H3 on the Waite campus map.

Contact us

For more information please contact the Director at childcare.waite@adelaide.edu.au.

We are Inclusion Aware - Awarded to Waite Campus childrens centre 2019

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Keeping safe child protection curriculum
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