for infants aged 0-5 years
FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED CHRISTIAN CHILD CARE CENTRE - MIRANDA
“we believe children are god’s way of saying the world should live on...”
Bear Child Care are excited to introduce our newest centre, Papa Bear Child Care! The Sutherland Shire is a new area for the family, but we are really excited to start this new chapter with you. Beneath Papa Bear will be our new Family Play Centre, The Play Cave, which will compliment and support the families of Bear Child Care Centres. Knowing how particular we are about providing high quality in a caring environment at our centres, you will find the same exceptional service at The Play Cave.
Papa Bear Child Care Centre opened in November 2014. Papa Bear is our largest child care centre, licensed for 84 children/day, between the ages of 0yrs-5yrs, with operating hours of 7am-6pm approx. 50 weeks per year, closing at no charge to families over the Christmas/New Years period.
Whilst externally Papa Bear is within a large building, you will still find internally that real warm home-like setting here. Papa Bear is an air-conditioned building with security intercom for parental access.
There are 4 playrooms at Papa Bear – Bubba Cubs (0-2yrs), Teddy Bears (2-3yrs), Cubby Bears (3-4yrs) and Pre-School Cubs (4-5yrs). There are 3-6 Bear Team Educators for each playroom, being 2-5 qualified Educators (including min 1 Early Childhood Teacher ECT), plus additional playroom assistant who will hold either a Children Services Cert III or be studying a Children Services Cert III Traineeship. We are always working well over staff regulatory ratios, which ensures the best educational outcome for your child.
Each Playroom will have a playroom leader who will supervise the operations of the playroom environment and Bear Team, ensuring that the Playroom Daily Routine, and Policies & Procedures are adhered to, in addition to preparing their Weekly Interest-Based Program and Pre-School Readiness Program.
Each Educator has their own group of focus children, so they can program, reflect and prepare opportunities based on your child’s interests and developmental needs, and assist in the implementation of the Pre-School Readiness Program.
Playroom equipment is interest based and age-appropriate for each age group. This is another benefit of separating the older children, 4yrs - 5yrs from the younger groups so that they may be challenged at a higher level, and best prepared for Big School. The younger Bubba Cubs (0-2yrs), have their own contained playroom and sleeproom, to ensure their safety and best opportunity for reaching their developmental milestones.
Papa Bear has 2 outdoor areas: one for the 0-3yrs ages, and one larger outdoor area equipped with both fixed and removable structures for the 3yrs - 5yrs ages. The Educators prepare a Weekly Outdoor Interest-based Program providing varied and exciting physically active or quiet opportunities in the fresh outdoors for your child.
Monthly visits are made by the Pre-School Cubs to St Basils Nursing Home to visit and share experiences with the elderly, with a end of year Christmas performance to entertain the residents. Social events and charity fund raisers are held throughout the year, with a huge Christmas celebratory concert every December.
Papa Bear also has a kitchen with a cook who provides wholesome, nutritious meals for your children; a laundry for laundering sheets, blankets and uniform hats; internal storerooms; with a staffroom and staff bathroom for the Bear Team.
For more information visit www.bearchildcare.com.au