When we asked some of our Moore Street families what they love about the centre, the answer was unanimous - our Educators' dedication to the children. Our team is welcoming, kind and motivated by the genuine care and love they have for the children. They build a great rapport with all children and families. We have many families who return to Moore Street when new siblings come along.
Many of our Moore Street Educators are long-standing, and families value this consistency. Even our cook, dubbed by one family as "the best cook in the Shire", is synonymous with Moore Street.
The centre is led by a highly experienced and nurturing Director - a great leader who ensures the children and families receive quality education, ongoing support and outstanding service.
Our Educators are a diverse group - male and female and varying ages and cultures - and their individual talents and specialties help to create a very engaging and dynamic learning curriculum. One of our Educators is a talented keyboard and piano player who shares his musical passion with the children. They love the days he brings in his keyboard and plays music with them.
We also have a nature enthusiast who is highly knowledgeable on all things animals, birds, fish, bugs, spiders and more. Some of our team also bring their Italian and Chinese cultural heritage to the curriculum through activities such as cooking, gardening and Chinese New Year celebrations.
Our Early Childhood Teachers possess a thorough knowledge of child development and an understanding of how children learn. One of our Educators is also a member of Council's Children's Services Curriculum Group which examines best practice curriculum planning for children in our services. Moore Street is recognised as a centre of high standards - it has been independently assessed as 'Exceeding' the industry's National Quality Standards by the childcare industry's governing body.
Moore Street is open from 7am-6.15pm, 51 weeks of the year.
Families enjoy regular insights into their children's learning via a safe and secure communication app called Educa. Educa allows families to view and share learning stories, photos and videos, and collaborate with Educators about their child’s development, from the comfort of their phone.
Based in the heart of Sutherland and a minute's walk from Sutherland train station, Moore Street takes full advantage of its central location with many excursions to destinations including weekly Sutherland Library visits, the local fire station, NAIDOC celebrations at Gunnamatta Park, Symbio, ANZAC Day events and Sutherland Public School (transition to school visits held during term three). Excursions are an important part of the children's holistic learning program.
The children enjoy a large, modern, picturesque and well-resourced outdoor play space to build their physical skills and learn socialisation through play. Indoors, our centre has three modern, light-filled rooms (nursery, 2-3s room and 3-5s room).
All Council Early Education Centres deliver a curriculum which provides children with academic and life skills education. We promote the development of language and literacy, numeracy, social and emotional skills, physical development and cognitive growth.
During term three all children starting primary school the following year participate in our transition to school visits to Sutherland Public School. We meet the Kindergarten teacher and spend time in the Kindy classroom listening to stories and enjoying activities. This is just one component of our excellent transition to school program.
We provide an eco-friendly cloth nappy service to babies and toddlers, at no additional cost to parents.