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PIONEER Dr

BLUE LAB Family Day Care EDGEWATER

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Meet Clara

I‘m Clara and I have a daughter who is one year old. I’m originally from South America but I’ve been in Perth since 2014. After working in childcare for several years, I decided to start a new exciting journey and open my own family day care. I was glad to find Bluelab, as I love the Reggio Emilia approach.

I believe that the first years in a child’s life are critical for development. Learning needs to be an enjoyable experience where the child is the centre of this learning. The role of the educator is to observe and monitor the children’s progress and interests and to support learning by providing carefully planned experiences. I believe children are highly capable, we just need to allow them to explore and gain independence, as this will build their self-esteem. I believe each child is unique and his or her talents must be nurtured to reach their full potential. I love seeing children flourish in their development and become confident learners.

Qualifications

  • Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
  • HLTAID001 Provide CPR

  • HLTAID002 Provide basic emergency life support 

  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid

  • HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting

  • Level 1 - 2017 Legal & Practical Response to Child Abuse - Family Day Care (WA)

  • Understanding sleep certificate

  • Sleep and settling problems
  • Sleep policies, procedures and practices
  • All about Allergens for Children's education and care
  • I’m alert Food Safety

  • BLUE LAB Induction Training

    • Obligations and expectations of Family Day Care educators
    • The Education and Care Services National Regulations and Laws
    • National Quality Framework/National Quality Standards/National Learning Framework
    • BLUE LAB Policies and procedures
    • Children’s curriculum and planning cycle
    • Reggio Emilia Approach
 

Know how well do we do

A top-notch service for you!


BLUE LAB has gone through the NQS rating process by the Education and Care Regulatory Unit.

The rating measures the quality of any Early Childhood Service in Australia. It examines seven areas and scores them within a four-scale system: Needs improvement, Working Towards, Meeting, and Exceeding what is expected.

BLUE LAB has scored 5 Meeting and 2 Exceeding. These last ones were in Relationship with Children and Collaborative with Families, where it really matters.

But how good our score is? Is just good… or really good? 

 
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Somos bilingües | We are bilingual

En este Day Care hablamos en español, lo cual es genial para niños hispanoparlantes que deseen reforzar y aprender la lengua de al menos uno de sus padres.

We speak Spanish in this center. This is great for english-speaking kids if you want them to start learning a second language at the best possible age.

Philosophy

We follow the Reggio Emilia approach, which is based on:

Image of the child
Each child is unique. They can think and act by themselves. They have abilities, potential and rights. The child collaborates in creating knowledge, culture and identity.

Parent’s involvement
Families are actively involved in their child’s learning experience. They work together with the educator. They are always welcome and are encouraged to bring in ideas, stories and skills.

Role of the teacher
The teacher is a facilitator that observes the child and provides learning opportunities. Educators allow projects to emerge based on the interest of the children.

Community and group work/projects
We emphasise collaborative projects. Project work is very important in adult life, so it is extremely beneficial to start group work from childhood. Projects help social and emotional development, knowledge and vocabulary.

We explore the children’s interests before starting projects and encourage the children’s input in keeping with the collaborative work philosophy.

The environment as a third teacher
We acknowledge the significance of the learning space, learning materials, and an outdoor area in the child’s education. The organisation of the space encourages communication and learning. Educators help creating a friendly environment to provoke child’s curiosity.

Relationships
Relationships are an essential part of children’s world. They need human relationships that provide belonging, safety and friendship. Educators can support children in building good relationships with skill and confidence.

Sustainability
There are many ways of creating environmental awareness in their early years. We foster awareness around water and energy saving, gardening, refusing, reducing, reusing, recycling, pollution, composting, climate change and others.

 

We are SunSmart!

WE FOLLOW A SUNSMART POLICY TO REDUCE UV DAMAGE FOR BOTH CHILDREN AND STAFF

Meet the House

Healthy meal supporters!

WE ARE WHAT WE EAT

 

Vacancies NEW OPENING!

Mon

3 vacancies

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Tue

3 vacancies

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Wed

3 vacancies

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Thu

3 vacancies

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Fri

FDC closed

Sorry!

There are no available places for this day of the week.

  • The described availability only refers to regular vacancies for kids between 0-5 years.
  • Please consult the Educator for before/after school, weekend, holidays or overnight care.

Fees

Casual Care

$20

Per Hour (Standard Hours)
  • $25 For Non-Standard Hours
  • Availability confirmation the previous day
More info

School Holidays

$114

Per Day
  • Standard Hours Only
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Standard Hours: 7.30 am Till 5.30 pm | Non-Standard Hours: 5.30 pm Till 7.30 am

On enrolment the payment of one week’s full fee is required as bond. This amount will be returned at the end of the service except for a non-refundable enrolment administrative fee of $40.

Tons of Resources!

ORGANISED BY CORNERS TO BOOST FREE PLAY AND CREATIVITY

Other Features & Policies

Vacation Care

We open on holidays!

Vaccination Policy

Aloha runs a FDC for children up to date with vaccinations

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Walking Policy

Your child must be walking to enrol

Tracking Website

Follow your child's activity and routines in our website

 

Free Trial Session!

NOT SURE HOW THINGS WILL FIT IN?
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Would you like to know more about us?
Download our Parent Handbook to know all the facts and help you to choose BLUE LAB as your Family Day Care Service!
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Are you interested?

Please feel free to send us a message to book an appointment, ask for availabilities, share an idea or raise a question. We'll reply as soon as possible. Or call/text us: 0420 584 356

We are at Pioneer Drive, Edgewater, WA 6027.

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